NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech Offers Enhanced Accessibility in Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Support for Microsoft SAPI Opens Access to Screenreader

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 a free, interactive, text-to-speech demo from NeoSpeech, go to: http://www.neospeech.com/.

About NeoSpeech

NeoSpeech, Inc. is a leading provider of text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-enabled solutions. The company offers flexible, innovative products for the mobile, enterprise, entertainment and education markets. NeoSpeech is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Press Contact: June Hostetter, +1 408-562-9159, june(at)neospeech(dot)com

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