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AssistiveWare and Acapela ship new voices for text-to-speech, AAC

updated 11:52 pm EST, Tue January 28, 2014

Augmentative communication apps bolstered by new voice packs

AssistiveWare and Acapela Group announced today the release of Infovox iVox 4.0, which brings to OS X a total of 31 new Text to Speech voices. These include the first-ever genuine, natural-sounding bilingual American Spanish-English children's voices, a male bilingual American Spanish-English voice, 16 expressive voices, four new specialty voices, a new Polish voice, and Japanese, Korean and Chinese voices. The unique children's Text-to-Speech voices are based on recordings by real children speaking in their natural language.

The Infovox iVox voices can be used with any Mac application that uses Text-to-Speech, and is compatible with Apple Speech Manager including Apple's VoiceOver, TextEdit, Preview, Safari, as well as other, third-party applications. Each voice is available for €15 ($20) with discounts available for multiple voices purchased.

Additionally, also released are bilingual American Spanish-English children's Text-to-Speech voices for use in the company's Proloquo4Text 1.1 text-based communication iOS app, and Pictello 2.1 visual story-telling iOS app. After July 2014, the new bilingual American Spanish-English children voices will be available for licensing by Acapela Group to other developers to utilize in apps and communication devices. The bilingual Spanish-English voices come included with the Proloquo4Text 1.1 and Pictello 2.1 iOS applications.




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