The Coolest iPhone 5 Voice Commands http://bit.ly/10Sp0GQ The Coolest iPhone 5 Voice Commands
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TextAloud : iPad iPhone App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textaloud/id540107489 TextAloud : iPad iPhone App
TextAloud lets you listen to text on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. As you use other apps on your device, it runs in the background and automatically creates articles from text you copy to the clipboard. TextAloud maintains an article list and has settings that allow you to configure articles to be spoken automatically as they are added, and deleted when speaking is finished.
iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You and Speak to Write Back http://bit.ly/OHpmuE Have Your iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You & Speak to Write Back
Want to have your emails read to you? How about talking to write out a reply rather than poking around on the touch screen? You can easily do both in iOS, so the next time you need to read and write emails while you’re on the go or driving, consider using the awesome text-to-speech and Dictation features on the iPhone and iPad.
IVONA Text-to-Speech http://www.ivona.com IVONA Text-to-Speech
Allows students to make professional Voiceover Recordings for their movie / radio projects
10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators http://bit.ly/LGC9Oz 10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators
AudioPal http://audiopal.com/ AudioPal
Use our Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology
Thanks to AudioPal, anyone with a personal website or blog can easily add audio to their site. Engage your visitors by creating an instantly interactive website using AudioPal. Just create your message and embed your flash audio player.
SpeakIt! : Google Chrome Browser Addon http://bit.ly/jW4o8g SpeakIt! : Google Chrome Browser Addon
Tired of reading? Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.
SpeakIt reads selected text using Google TTS (Text-to-Speech) with language auto-detection. It supports all languages supported by Google except Bulgarian, Japanese and Arabic.
Text to Speech in Google Translate http://translate.google.com/ Text to Speech in Google Translate, new Jan 2011
When translating into English, you can now also hear translations in spoken form by clicking the Speaker Icon.
NHMTTS SAPI5: Vietnamese Text To Speech Engine http://www.vnspeech.com NHMTTS SAPI5: Vietnamese Text To Speech Engine
Synthesize Vietnamese speech with natural voices whose prosodics (duration, pause and amplitude) determined by a technique based on artificial neural networks.
Can work with text contain both Vietnamese and another language in Unicode format.
Provide 2 voices "NHMTTS Voice (Male)" and "NHMTTS Voice (Female)".
OS supports: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server, NT, 98
License: Free of use with unlimited features. Your donation is appreciated! Vietnam
Acapela (great fun) http://www.acapela.tv Welcome on Acapela.tv happy chatty webiste. A great meeting place for nice characters that finally can chat, speak for real and play with words, the way they like.
‘Once upon a time, there was a sweet little bunny in the snow...’
He is the nice character that made the whole story possible. With sweet words in the snow that have been reproduced on the globe from north to south. Sharing words with thousands of fans, in many languages. The first sprite of a joyful gang that love to shoot the breeze all day long.
Panopreter text-to-speech software and web browser toolbar http://www.panopreter.com Panopreter text-to-speech software programs read text aloud and convert text to mp3 and wave audio files.
Panopreter Basic ... The free text-to-speech program
Panopreter Plus costs $29.95
Google Translation .. Text to Speech Option http://bit.ly/cePWDI One of the popular features of Google Translate is the ability to hear translations spoken out loud (”text-to-speech”) by clicking the speaker icon beside some translations.
eSpeak text to speech http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ eSpeak text to speech
eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.
eSpeak uses a "formant synthesis" method. This allows many languages to be provided in a small size. The speech is clear, and can be used at high speeds, but is not as natural or smooth as larger synthesizers which are based on human speech recordings.
ReadTheWords http://www.readthewords.com/ ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material.
We do this by using TTS Technology, or Text To Speech Technology.
Users of our service can generate a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material. We generate a voice that reads the words out loud, that you request us to read.
Blabber http://blabberize.com/ Blabber ... turn a picture (e.g. an animal) into a talking animal with the moth moving.
Odiogo http://www.odiogo.com/ Odiogo's media-shifting technology expands the reach of your content: It transforms news sites and blog posts into high fidelity, near human quality audio files ready to download and play anywhere, anytime, on any device.
The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader http://www.zabaware.com/reader/ The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader
The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader application will read your documents out loud in one of its many high quality voices
You can convert all your documents and e-books into WAV files
The free Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader includes many high quality computerized voices.
Balabolka http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program.
All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka.
The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, RTF, PDF, FB2 and HTML files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.
Balabolka uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice's parameters, including rate and pitch.
Freeware .... there is also a portable version that will go on a thumb drive
Read on Web http://www.readonweb.com/ Read on Web
CleanPage software extracts and displays the main content of a webpage with all of the extraneous information removed.
MyFiles™ is a web service that colaborates with CleanPage to manage your uncluttered web content.
One aspect is an online application that offers a Text-to-speech service on your PDA or PC
Vozme http://vozme.com/ Type in some text, click the Create MP3 button, and it will open a new window and play a male or female voice (your choice) reading the text.
You can download the file as an MP3 using right-click save-as (PCs) or CTRL-click save-as (Macs).
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E-Mail to Voice http://tinyurl.com/ccdls4 E-Mail to Voice
David Pogue test drives iLane, a voice-controlled dashboard-mounted box that reads your e-mail aloud.
Convert Your Blog Into a Podcast http://tinyurl.com/57g3nh HOW TO: Convert Your Blog Into a Podcast on iTunes for Free
Bloggers can now add text-to-speech capabilities to their site with new tools such as Odiogo, allowing readers to actually listen to blog posts on the website, and even on iTunes (as well as iPods and iPhones) as a podcast.
While this is a cool feature for readers, it could be a very valuable tool for the visually impaired. These tools also provide benefits to readers with learning disabilities like Dyslexia.
Text to Speech : iSpeech http://www.ispeech.org/ Text to Speech : iSpeech
Now anyone can convert text to speech instantly and for free. Text to speech software is obsolete.
iSpeech makes text to speech easy, practical and instant. There is no need to download or install any software. Simply tell us the text, document, website, etc., and sit back and listen.
Listen to your favorite Web pages with iSpeech
Fully Compatible with iPod and iTunes
Listen to Anything You Used to Read
ZAP Reader http://www.zapreader.com ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer.
Current beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time—that's a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension!
There is nothing to install, it works with most popular browsers, and it's totally free!
By default, Zap Reader allows you to read at 300 words per minute, one word at a time. Use the settings feature to configure Zap Reader with your own preferences.
Ghotit dyslexia literacy assistance http://www.Ghotit.com Ghotit offers unique writing and reading online services for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia or people who are not native-English speakers.
Ghotit Text-To-Speech Browser Plug-in
TextAloud http://www.nextup.com/ TextAloud uses voice synthesis to convert text into spoken audio.
Listen on your PC or create MP3 or WMA files for use on portable devices like iPods, PocketPCs, and CD players.
ReadTheWord http://readthewords.com/ ReadTheWord
ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material. We do this by using TTS Technology, or Text To Speech Technology. Users of our service can generate a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material. We generate a voice that reads the words out loud, that you request us to read.
We provide users various ways to let us know what to read. You can always write text, or copy text from another file, and paste it into our text box. We also have a file upload section, where you can upload any Microsoft office document, Adobe PDF, txt, and HTML document. You can also tell us a website address, or RSS feed url, and we can read that as well.
We have 15 voices, and you can select any reader you would like. There is a dropdown list with samples of each reader’s voice. You can hear a sample before you create your reading.
Fire Vox: A Screen Reading Extension for Firefox http://firevox.clcworld.net/ Fire Vox: A Screen Reading Extension for Firefox
Fire Vox is an open source, freely available talking browser extension for the Firefox web browser. Think of it as a screen reader that is designed especially for Firefox.
In addition to the basic features that are expected of screen readers, such as being able to identify headings, links, images, etc. and providing navigational assistance, Fire Vox provides support for MathML and CSS speech module properties. It also works on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.
ReadSpeaker http://www.readspeaker.com/ ReadSpeaker
ReadSpeaker is a server-based product that speech-enables your website for the benefit of people who would like to listen as well as read. With no downloads it is available to all. The product is easy to implement and already used widely in the public sector.
The Mission of ReadSpeaker is to make the "miracle of the Internet" accessible for dyslexics, people with learning disabilities, low literacy level, people with English as a second language, elderly with impaired vision and others that like to listen as well as read.
WordTalk http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/ WordTalk
WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with Microsoft Word 97 and upwards, which can help people with reading difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits neatly in your toolbar and is highly configurable, allowing you to adjust the highlight colours, the voice and the speed of the speech.
For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful.
How to use the Text to Speech Feature http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=164302297 You Talk - the Computer Types: How to use the Text to Speech Feature in Windows 2002 & 2003
Speech to text technology has been around for a number of years, but the technology was not advanced enough for most computer users to want to use it or try to use it. I am happy to say that is not the case anymore. Microsoft has perfected the technology to the point where the average computer user, with a little help, can now talk and watch the computer type.
Festival Speech Tools http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ Free (for personal use), powerful and flexible speech synthesis toolkit for *nix based computers. Can be used for text-to-speech and much, much more.
Kurzweil Educational Systems http://www.kurzweiledu.com/ While Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996, the roots of the company extend back to 1976 and the introduction of the world's first reading system, the Kurzweil Reading Machine. Today, the company is recognized as the leading developer of reading technology for people with learning difficulties and those who are blind or visually impaired.
Kurzweil Educational currently offers Kurzweil 1000, Kurzweil 3000 for Windows and Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh. All products incorporate the most clear, human-like synthesized voices available coupled with a robust set of easy-to-use features for accessing, reading, managing and creating text and images.
Emacspeak --The Complete Audio Desktop http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/ EmacSpeak, Inc.
Emacspeak is a speech interface that allows visually impaired users to interact independently and efficiently with the computer. Available free of cost on the Internet, Emacspeak has dramatically changed how the author and hundreds of blind and visually impaired users around the world interact with the personal computer and the Internet.
Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) announces immediate world-wide availability of Emacspeak 19.0 --a powerful audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving semantic WWW.
Emacspeak is a speech interface that allows visually impaired users to interact independently and efficiently with the computer.
Linux Screen Readers : BLINUX http://leb.net/blinux/ Linux Screen Readers
Emacspeak is a speech interface that allows blind and visually impaired users to interact independently and efficiently with the computer. Available free of cost on the Internet, Emacspeak has dramatically changed how the author and hundreds of blind and visually impaired users around the world interact with the personal computer and the Internet.
HumanWare, Inc. http://www.humanware.com/ HumanWare's slogan, "...the link between technology and people," describes the philosophy and mission of HumanWare, Inc. HumanWare identifies, evaluates, and provides for the needs of people who are blind, visually impaired, or learning disabled. Innovative technology enables HumanWare's customers to perform at the best of their abilities in education, work, and home environments. Products include talking laptop computers, refreshable Braille terminals, and video magnification system.
euroBRAILLE http://www.eurobraille.fr/ DRACULAwin and DRACULAvox original Braille and voice synthesis screen reader for different versions of Windows. A family of Braille equipment from 20 to 84 characters.
Talking Technologies http://www.talking.co.uk/ If you found this page as part of an internet search about speech input, voice recognition, voice to text, voice activation, voice command and control, dictation, screen readers, headsets, transcription, or training, it's probably what you want.
Speech-To-Text, or speech recognition, is the software process that converts speech to text. Although voice recognition, or VR, is often perceived as being the same thing, true voice recognition uses pattern-matching to identify you.
Text-To-Speech, or speech synthesis, is the software process that converts text to speech. Although voice synthesis is often perceived as being the same thing, true voice synthesis uses a mathematical model to generate an artificial voice.
Generally, text-to-speech systems connect digitised fragments of human speech in real time. The final quality depends on the prosody rules
Read Please http://www.readplease.com/ The world's most popular text-to-speech software - and still free
ReadPlease shatters the myth that computers must sound robotic and monotonous. Just imagine having web pages and e-mail read aloud to you. If you are finding there is just too much on-screen reading with all of this technology, then you will love using ReadPlease.
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