In December 2014, Able to Include partner Teamnet released the first prototype for the text-to-speech service that will act as a core component of the Accessibility Layer.

The prototype of the TTS Service uses ESPEAK as the Text To Speech engine, as it has been widely used in the open source community. The service will be accessible using a RESTful architecture based on JSON messages. This architecture will facilitate easy integration with a multitude of platforms and technologies, whether these are web-based, mobile, or desktop.

Teamnet is currently working on an new version of the text-to-Speech service that will support multiple languages and that will be optimized in order to provide improved naturalness and intelligibility.

First text-to-speech prototype now ready

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