Acapela's My-Own-Voice Available in Italian
Acapela Group has released a version of the My-own-voice service, allowing users diagnosed with conditions leading to speech or language disorders to capture the essence of their voices before losing them, for Italian users.
With my-own-voice, people about to lose the ability to speak with their own voices can now re-create them synthetically, enabling them to keep this essential part of their identit rather than using a standard anonymous synthetic voice.
"For decades we have been creating well-known synthetic voices used by visually and speech impaired users. Accessibility issues are very important to Acapela, and we work hard to make communication much easier for people with sight, speech, and cognitive disabilities," said Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group, in a statement. "Since the launch of my-own-voice in December 2014, we have received tremendous support from the speech community, and we are closely working with users and speech therapists to improve our solution. We are happy to add Italian to the range of the 10 already supported languages.
The my-own-voice Web site fully guides users through the full process. Synthetic voices created with my-own-voice are free to create at an initial stage. A charge will be made only if the user is happy and comfortable with their synthetic voice and wants personal unlimited use.
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