Blogging platform Medium has introduced audio to its premium membership, meaning that paying Medium users will be able to listen to stories as read by either the author or a voice actor.
Our audio content is designed to give you a direct, emotional version of each story with professionally recorded narrations – no automated voices allowed.
According to TechCrunch, Medium is using voice actors in some cases, and the author’s own voice in others. While Medium think this could be most useful for people who are on the go, or don’t have time to read, it also helps accessibility. It definitely makes reading Medium stories easier for those who have poor eyesight.
There are already multiple Medium posts with audio, which are sorted into their own section.