Text To Speech for Apple Watch!

We could hardly believe it when we heard that text-to-speech is now available on Apple Watch (given that Apple Watch imposed limitations on text-to-speech previously)! Who knew that a watch can now be enabled to read text out loud? Amazing! Apple Watch does come with a range of accessibility features to meet the needs of […]

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Human Voicebank Initiative: The Road To Humanizing Machine Voices

You can donate your voice for a good cause! This is something you might have heard of before, but definitely a piece we’d love to keep on sharing. Millions of people are affected by severe speech disability. Some common causes are stroke, and cerebral palsy. To aid and restore their ability to speak in some […]

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The Sorcery That Is VoCo: Photoshop For Voices

Believe it or not, photoshopping voices is a thing – although not now, but will be in the future. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof: So Adobe suddenly decides that altering images, videos, and their current creative suite are not enough. They have now introduced a way for us to alter the things we say. Adobe […]

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Overcoming Unreadable Web Designs – We Know, It Is That BAD!

Here’s a fact: There are pretty bad web designs out there that pose challenges in making content accessible, even for people who have perfect vision.  Kevin Marks, an Open Web Advocate and one of the founders of Microformats, said it perfectly, “I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from […]

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Celebrating Assistive Technology and Accessibility!

Did you know? November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month (in some states)! Pennsylvania, USA is celebrating Assistive Technology Awareness this month! Kudos Pennsylvania and kudos to everyone who celebrates assistive technology– regardless when it happens in a given year. We at ResponsiveVoice are very fortunate to be part of promoting this technology. Assistive devices are […]

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Web Accessibility Guide: This website isn’t talking, how can I make my browser talk?

There are a number of ways you can make your computer talk. This is valuable for people that have visual impairment, challenges with reading, and for those who need to multitask or rest their eyes. There are third party screen readers and text-to-speech softwares that are available. But your computer most probably has a built-in […]

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Apps Lending Voice To The Disabled

We love tech that aims to help people cope with their disabilities. Help is now available through devices that almost everyone uses today. This being said, there are some mobile applications that have been crafted to specifically aid certain types of impairments and are now made available on our typical smartphones or devices. Talkitt A […]

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Web Accessibility: Why is there a need to voice-enable my site or app?

We’ve been asked this question (from different angles) multiple times – “Is there really a need to add voice features to my site/app?” We are all aware that millions of people are visually impaired. Here’s a quick breakdown: “39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. 82% of people living with blindness are […]

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Your Smart Speech Synthesizer: HTML5 Text-to-Speech

HTML5 is the most recent version of the Hypertext Markup Language – the code that describes webpages and the language that supports multimedia. It has been configured to deliver almost anything you’d want to accomplish online without requiring additional plugins or external software. Application development, animation, movies, and music are all possible using HTML5. It […]

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Diversity and Accessibility at Work: Meet Jack Chen

Over 7 million adults between the age of 21 and 64 have some form of visual disability in the U.S in 2014 according to Census Bureau statistics. Out of that number, almost 60% were unemployed and only around 27% had full-time employment. This is a heartbreaking statistic. So it is no surprise that the feats […]

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