[prMac.com] Amsterdam, Netherlands – AssistiveWare(R) and Acapela Group announced today the launch of Infovox iVox(TM) 3.2, which provides system-wide Text to Speech voices for Mac OS X, premiering genuine German and Australian Text to Speech children’s voices, an industry first, based on recordings by real children speaking in their natural language. The company also announced an Australian adult female voice and Swedish regional adult male and female voices for Infovox iVox.
“Infovox iVox users can enjoy the new voices with any Mac application, including Apple’s VoiceOver, TextEdit, Preview, Safari, Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, AssistiveWare’s VisioVoice(TM), Proloquo(TM) and GhostReader(TM),” said David Niemeijer, AssistiveWare founder and CEO. “Young German and Australian users now have available to them voice selections that are both natural sounding and age appropriate”.
Infovox iVox provides 75 system-wide clear and pleasant voices in 26 languages to Mac OS X for blind and vision impaired users, for individuals who need audible feedback or reading support, for language learning and for those who just prefer listening to their computer.
New Infovox iVox 3.2 voices include: German children voices (Jonas and Lea), Australian children voices (Liam and Olivia), Australian adult female (Lisa), Gothenburg Swedish adult male (Kal) and Scanian Swedish adult female (Mia).
The addition of Lisa, Australian adult female voice, completes the Infovox iVox Australian voice family.
The new Infovox iVox 3.2 voices will cost between 20 and 70 dollars/euros excluding VAT for use on up to two computers. Price varies by voice. A 30-day full-function trial of each voice can be downloaded from within the Infovox Voice Manager, enabling a thorough evaluation before purchase. Infovox iVox 3.2 is a free update for existing customers.
The German children voices are made available through the collaborative development effort of AssistiveWare, Acapela Group and Tobii Technology. The Australian children voices were co-developed by AssistiveWare and Acapela Group.
The Australian female voice, the Gothenburg Swedish male voice and the Scanian Swedish female voice making their debut on the Mac were developed by Acapela Group.
About Tobii Technology:
Tobii Technology is the world’s leading vendor of eye tracking and eye control, a technology that makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking.
For additional Infovox iVox information and to download a full-functional demo, please see the AssistiveWare Infovox iVox page. You can also contact an AssistiveWare distributor, including Origin Instruments Corporation for North America or Kallysta for France.AssistiveWare
Infovox iVox 3.2
Behind the Scenes Video – Creation of Children’s Voices
Screenshot (Voice Manager)
AssistiveWare(R), a leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is committed to collaborating with the global community to make a difference in peoples lives. The company’s flagship product, Proloquo2Go(R), is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a voice for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare was the first company to deliver universal access to Mac OS X with its award-winning KeyStrokes(TM) on-screen keyboard and the first to create genuine children’s Text to Speech voices. Focused on its vision to empower people through innovative technology, AssistiveWare offers a wide-range of assistive technology products and services. Acapela Group invents speech solutions that bring content to life through giving it a voice in up to 30 languages. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 AssistiveWare B.V. All Rights Reserved. N2Y is a cloud based special education publishing company based in Huron, Ohio, USA. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.