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Techdis Voices project

The TechDis voices are two high-quality, youthful and modern voices (Jack and Jess) that can be used with text-to-speech (TTS) tools.

Text-to-speech (TTS) technology allows text in electronic formats to be read out loud by synthetic voices or saved as MP3 files for later listening.  Up until now providers have had to use mechanical voices with stilted pronunciation – often with American accents. This project has developed natural voices with English accents, available free to use by learning providers and learners in England.  To listen to the samples click the links below.

Just about everyone can benefit in some way from text-to-speech. For instance, you may be able to multitask and listen to texts whilst travelling or exercising. Text-to-speech is especially useful if you have a print impairment, such as dyslexia, as it can help you to understand the meaning of text more quickly and accurately. It can also be very helpful if English is not your first language. 

Every learner over 16 in every publicly-funded learning provider in England can download the voices to support their learning and development at home or at work.

You can register for the voices by completing the form below.

example: yourname@organisation.co.uk
example: +44 (0) 1234 567890
(for example higher education, further education, adult & community learning, UK Online Centre, specialist college, voluntary sector)
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