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The FingerReader Picks up Where Braille Leaves Off (video)

February 24th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Accessibility, TTS / Spoken Word → 3 Comments

ring_in_use_corrected[1] Here’s a new use for an old lab project.

While many books have already been digitized, sometimes the visually disabled can’t access them and sometimes a title might not be available at all. That’s where the FingerReader comes in.
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Amazon, please unmute the Kindle Paperwhite: No need for the workaround shown in this video, when TTS chips cost next to nothing!

February 24th, 2014 by David Rothman · opinion, TTS / Spoken Word → 11 Comments

At first glance, the MIT-designed FingerReader shown in this video looks intriguing for people with print-related challenges. But major catches exist, beyond the robotic voice. Using the little text to speech reader is slow going, as you’ll notice if you play the video below.
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StorEbook Reader Promises Better Spoken Word Narration (video)

April 4th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · software news, TTS / Spoken Word, video → No Comments

storebookAT&T might not be quite the monolithic Ma Bell of old but they do still have extensive research labs, and one project they’re working on promises to replace the monotonous narration of children’s ebooks with voices that are more distinct and entertaining.
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