Mobilearn Offers Swedish Government Information in Persian Using TTS
Together with ReadSpeaker, Mobilearn has begun offering a service that converts written content in Swedish into spoken content in Persian Farsi using text-to-speech technology.
Persian Farsi is spoken mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates.
Mobilearn and ReadSpeaker previously collaborated on speech-enabling text in Arabic, English, and Swedish in Mobilearn's platform for social orientation services for new arrivals. The reading also allows new arrivals to practice Swedish pronunciation, as Mobilearn provides a digital phrasebook for newcomers to facilitate learning and communication.
"We are the only ones to offer Persian for speech-enabling online content, and this is of great importance to us, especially due to the current refugee needs" said Niclas Bergström, ReadSpeaker's founder and CEO, in a statement.
Mobilearn's service for social studies is used by roughly 130 municipalities in Sweden and has customers among others in the educational and government sectors.
"It is a great pleasure to be able to offer another group of newcomers the opportunity to be included in Swedish society in their own terms," said Magnus Winterman, CEO of Mobilearn in Sweden, in a statement. "Mobilearn's basic rule is to include everyone and never to exclude someone. That's why we are especially pleased and proud to deliver the speech into another language. This gives people with low literacy a possibility to take part of Swedish society in same terms as all others."