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    Created on Friday, 14 January 2022. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Read Aloud tools provide excellent support for many learners with reading difficulties, visual impairment or other additional support needs. But it doesn't have a Scottish accent voice or a Scottish Gaelic voice. What can be done? Summary Microsoft Lear...

    Created on Tuesday, 12 October 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    We all know that Siri on the iPad is good for lots of things such as asking about the weather, solving maths questions, dictating messages and writing documents, but are you familiar with Voice Control, a lesser-known tool in Accessibility that can do so much more than Siri? With Voice Control, you ...

    Created on Friday, 07 August 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The latest version of Predictable 6, the text-based communication app from TherapyBox, can speak with the Scottish adult and child voices Heather, Stuart, Andrew and Mairi. Let's find out how they sound and work. Predictable 6 is a text-based communication aid app for iPad, Android and Windows. ...

    Created on Monday, 10 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Tobii DynaVox's Snap Core First for Windows communication app can now speak Scottish!  We're very pleased that the latest version of Snap Core First for Windows can now use the free Scottish computer voices. Previously, we were limited to the Windows 10 voices within Snap Core, but this...

    Created on Friday, 24 January 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

    If you have a Widgit Online subscription you can now listen to  your symbolised text being read aloud by Andrew or Mairi, the Scottish child voices. Widgit Online subscribers now have the option of adult and child  Scottish voices: Andrew - Scottish boy Mairi - Scottish girl Stuart - Scot...

    Created on Friday, 11 October 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The partnership between CALL and CereProc to develop and licence Scottish Computer voices was recognised on Wednesday night when we won the Design for Diversity category at the 2019  Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards. Paul and Shirley donned their glad rags and received the prize at th...

    Created on Monday, 26 August 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    A few weeks ago on August 5th we launched the new Scottish Child Voices for communication aids. The response has been really positive and it's started me thinking that the range of voices available for people that use communication aids is pretty limited, and what we might do to improve matters....

    Created on Monday, 05 August 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    From today you can get high quality child and teenage digital voices for use in communication aids and for reading digital information. Download the voices and find out more from our new Scottish Voice website. For communication The new voices have been created by CereProc (makers of Stuart, Heather...

    Created on Monday, 18 March 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    With Learning Tools and Immersive Reader, Microsoft Office 365 has some really good features for supporting reading, but there's some confusion about whether and how you can use the free Scottish computer voices - here's my understanding of the situation. Background We think it's really ...