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personalised voices for VOCA users

I just came across this piece of communication-aid related news on the BBC website. A company in the states is working on making personalised voices for VOCA users. Having realised that we all have the same, generic mechanical voice, they are working on a way to give each user their own unique sound. Frankly, having lost count of the times I've been told I sound like Stephen Hawking, I can tell you this is long overdue.

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This is not new, so not sure why it is being hailed as such (again) It is also expensive. You do not have to sound like a robot or Stephen Hawking, there are a lot of "human" voices out there, granted not completely personalised, but at least human and with a choice of accents. Look at Cereproc, Acapala and others. I think Cerepoc voices are about 25.

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