Voyager Learning Teams with iSpeech to Launch VmathLive® 2.0, New Online Math Program Featuring a Text-to-Speech Program

Voyager Learning Teams with iSpeech to Launch VmathLive® 2.0, New Online Math
             Program Featuring a Text-to-Speech Program Interface

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 29, 2013

DALLAS, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Learning, a business unit of
Cambium Learning^® Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and
services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential
by providing evidence-based solutions and services, announced today the
results of an innovative collaboration with New Jersey-based iSpeech in the
development of VmathLive^®2.0, Voyager Learning's  newest online math

An interactive, web-based tool for grades 2–8, VmathLive empowers students at
all performance levels to achieve math mastery and understanding through
purposeful practice. Now equipped with the industry-leading iSpeech
text-to-speech technology, VmathLive2.0 seamlessly delivers comprehensive
audio functionality throughout the entire online experience—and is the latest
in a growing list of applications designed to enhance instruction and student

"We are excited about teaming with iSpeech," said Randy Black, vice president
of technology development at Voyager Learning. Because struggling math
students often face challenges with reading, the text-to-speech feature has
allowed us to provide audio support with engaging voices in English and
Spanish to help increase their understanding of math concepts."

Launched in the Fall 2012, VmathLive's integration with iSpeech has enabled
Cambium Learning Group to produce large volumes of audio very
quickly—accelerating the audio feature's speed-to-market from concept to
launch. Working closely together to implement MathML (Math Mark-Up Language)
in the proprietary text-to-speech engine, iSpeech and Cambium Learning Group
have accurately converted math content to speech audio—and achieved
substantial cost savings for Spanish translation over hiring voice talent.

"Through our continuing collaboration with Cambium Learning Group and Voyager
Learning, we've expanded our text-to-speech solutions into the most essential
areas of education—using our voice technology to empower learning, expand
minds, and make education more accessible," said Heath Ahrens, chief executive
officer of iSpeech.

Used by 20,000 registered developers more than 2 billion times, iSpeech
provides the largest mobile speech development platform in the world—and has
been adopted by a wide spectrum of top brands across education, lifestyle,
food, travel, retail, finance, gaming, messaging, dictation, translation and
social. With more than 40 text-to-speech voices supporting 25 languages,
iSpeech adds authentic, human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) and automated
speech recognition (ASR) to a variety of applications and enterprises.

About Cambium Learning Group
Cambium Learning Groupis a leading educational solutions and services company
that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by
providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower
educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is
composed of four business units: Voyager Learning ( and
Sopris Learning (, Learning A–Z (,
ExploreLearning (, and Kurzweil Educational Systems®
( Together, these business units provide best-in-class
intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard
professional development and school-improvement services;breakthrough
technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and
reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe
school environment. For more information, visit

About Voyager Learning and Sopris Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning and Sopris
Learning are members of Cambium Learning Group, the nation's most
comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and online
learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional
development, assessment, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the
ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager Learning and Sopris
Learning partner with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership
capacity, keep students on track, and accelerate struggling students to
grade-level proficiency. We are proud to represent the life's work of
world-renowned researchers and education leaders and have a steadfast
commitment to translating research into practice, with a proven track record
of helping schools and districts boost student participation, improve test
scores, and increase graduation rates. Voyager/Sopris is a business unit of
Cambium Learning Group Inc. (ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more
information, please visitVoyagerLearning.comor

About iSpeech, Inc.
iSpeech is a leading provider of speech technology and mobile apps,including
the award-winning app,^®. Founded in 2007, the company began as a
vision to help college students learn by enabling them to listen to text-based
study materials. Today, consumers, developers, and businesses worldwide choose
iSpeech for its high-quality, fast, and easy-to-use text-to-speech (TTS),
automated speech recognition (ASR), and voice-to-text solutions. The iSpeech
Cloud has been used over a billion times. iSpeech is a privately held company
headquartered in Newark, N.J. with offices in San Francisco, Calif. For more
information, please visit

Vanessa Rose
iSpeech, Inc.

Media Contact:
Elaine Gantz Wright
Voyager Learning /Sopris Learning

Investor Contact:
Barbara Benson
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

SOURCE Cambium Learning Group

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