After months of keeping this very exciting project top secret, we are very happy to finally tell you about the new children’s voices for Proloquo2Go. As a first in the industry, AssistiveWare and Acapela Group have developed two authentic British children’s voices: Harry and Rosie.
Up until now, children with communication difficulties could only speak with an adult Text to Speech (TTS) voice or artificially emulated children’s TTS voices that sounded robotic and not genuine.
I met with the CEO of AssistiveWare in San Francisco when I was there in June and saw the app in action. It was truly amazing to see what this company is doing to help people communicate more efficiently using their app and an iPad.
They’ve posted a few videos of the children’s voices for the U.K. on their Web site. Children’s voices for the U.S. market are in the works too.