Allow the user to correct text-to-speech mispronunciations and/or retrieve pronunciation corrections from a central source
This feature will help to correct mispronunciations in text-to-speech programs. If a text-to-speech synthesizer mispronounces a word, this feature allows the user to easily correct the pronunciation. It also may support a central database of correct pronunciations, which can be updated often to stay up to date with a new vocabulary.
Discussion by Disabilities
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
This feature makes it easy to keep up-to-date pronunciations of words so that text-to-speech programs are understandable and accurate.
This listing includes a wide range of products, from screen readers, to simple text-to-speech utilities, to large literacy suites that include a text-to-speech application. Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Many operating systems, including Windows Vista and Mac OS X, include limited built-in screen reading ability. And most text-to-speech synthesizers and screen readers provide the ability for users to update pronunciations.
Text-to-Speech Pronunciation Resources
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