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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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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Let’s Talk Web Accessibility And Reasons Your Website Might Need An Overhaul

It holds true that people with disabilities find challenges in using the Web and computers in general. Although there are specialized devices and applications available for people with certain disabilities, making websites and the world wide web more accessible present significant advantages that could cover multiple devices, including mobile devices. In 1997, the Web Accessibility […]

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Text-to-Speech Technology and International Literacy

September 8, 2016 marked the 50th year of International Literacy Day which was proclaimed in 1966 by the General Conference of UNESCO and the theme for this year is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. This year is a celebration of the global engagement and progress made to eradicate illiteracy over the past five decades. […]

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Meet Euphonia: The 19th Century Human Speech Synthesizer

The idea of speech synthesizers was first explored around 200 years ago. In 1779 Russian Professor Christian Kratzenstein invented an apparatus that artificially produced vowel sounds. Another invention followed in 1791 when Wolfgang Von Kempelen introduced his “Acoustic-Mechanical Speech Machine”. This machine produced single sounds, but also a number of sound combinations. Different machines were […]

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Development Of Open Source Text-to-Speech For Wikipedia Is Underway

An open source collaboration aims to add Text-to-speech functionality to Wikipedia. Essentially, the whole Wikipedia website is designed to make collaboration easy (aka Wiki). It is now the biggest open source knowledge base collaboratively written by the people who use it. The collaboration’s goal is to allow the site to read out the text to […]

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