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Acapela Adds French Children's Voices

Elise and Valentin are French voices designed for children with autism and specific needs, created by Acapela Group.
Posted Jun 9, 2016
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Acapela Group is expanding its portfolio of text-to-speech voices dedicated to young people with Elise and Valentin, two new French children's voices developed with AssistiveWare, ta provider of assistive technologies for iOS mobile devices.

After U.S., U.K., and Australian English, German, Swedish, and the bilingual voices American English/North American Spanish, Acapela's portfolio now counts 16 voices made by and for children.

Since 2012 these voices have enabled children with specific needs to interact socially, communicate, learn and read, to use an authentic voice that finally sounds their age and with which they can identify. Many children have already adopted these voices by using AAC solutions such as Proloquo2Go, where they use an appropriate interface and a voice they like. Their daily lives, as well as those of their relatives and friends, have improved enormously.

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