NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech offers enhanced accessibility in compliance with the ADA

Americas, May 31 2013

SANTA CLARA: NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, has announced the enhancement of accessibility functions in its TTS voice products.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), NeoSpeech now offers text-to-speech voices for Microsoft SAPI (Speech Application Programming Interface) to use with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products such as Screenreader, communication devices and document reader or viewers.

NeoSpeech uses SAPI to integrate speech synthesizer voices with Windows operating systems. Any program and application that uses SAPI will be able to use NeoSpeech voices. Examples of SAPI compliant applications are Screenreader, AAC software, Authoring software, E-learning software, Avatars or talking characters and Adobe Reader.

SAPI voices from NeoSpeech are available both on 32-bit version to use with most 32-bit applications and a 64-bit version to use with Windows 7, Windows 8.

In addition, developers can also create their own stand-alone applications using Microsoft’s SAPI SDK with the NeoSpeech speech synthesizer.

Available TTS voices are:

  •     Julie (U.S. English female)
  •     Kate (U.S. English female)
  •     Paul (U.S. English male)
  •     Bridget (U.K. English female)
  •     Violeta (Spanish female)
  •     Chloe (Canadian female)
  •     Hui (Chinese Mandarin female)
  •     Liang (Chinese Mandarin male)
  •     Misaki (Japanese female)
  •     Show (Japanese male)
  •     Yumi (Korean female)
  •     Junwoo (Korean male)
  •     James (U.S. English male) – available in July 2013

For more information, visit http://www.neospeech.com/.

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