I can say: without TorTalk, it would be impossible for me to consume enough text to fulfil my academic studies.
I have been using TorTalk one year through the KTH library. Earlier my reading capability was really slow. For example: to read one page could take me 20 minutes. I was really frustrated and tired of reading but I never gave up. After my diagnosis as a dyslexic I got text to speech software to help me out and my reading capability improved a lot. Now it takes me just minutes to read a page. It has become much easier to me.
TorTalk is very fast to start and super easy to use. The OCR function is super good and helps me to read picture of text. There is also a function which skips all the references (within parenthesis). This makes research documents much easier to comprehend. I use TorTalk everyday to read online news articles and course literature. I use my eyes and ears to read in the same time, this makes it easier for me to follow the text, and thus increases the comprehensibility, greatly. I can say: without TorTalk, it would be impossible for me to consume enough text to fulfil my academic studies.