Voice Assisted Technology for Gaelic

The world’s first Scottish Gaelic Computer Voice is now available from CALL Scotland’s Scottish Voice web site. The new Gaelic computer voice is licensed for the whole of the Scottish public sector, so it can be used by students in schools, colleges and universities, NHS patients, and employees in the public sector.

Ceitidh is available from our Scottish voice website alongside “Heather” and “Stuart”, the two Scottish computer voices.

The Gaelic voice works on Windows and Macintosh computers and can be used to:

  • read Gaelic web sites, ebooks, textbooks, SQA exam papers and other curriculum resources;
  • check writing, emails, and social media posts – listening to what you have typed can help improve your spelling and grammar.

The voice will be particularly helpful for speakers of Gaelic with dyslexia, reading difficulties and visual impairment, but it should also be useful for anyone learning or working in Gaelic.

The development of the voice was funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council, SQA and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The voice has been created by CereProc, the world leading speech Synthesis Company in Edinburgh, working with Michael Bauer of Akerbeltz.

Read more at http://www.callscotland.org.uk/blog/filte-gu-ceitidh-a-chiad-guth-gidhlig-airson-coimpiutair/.

 

 

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