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text-to-speech

Objectives

Combine

Sound +Vision = Sound feedback for interface changes

Speech + Text = Include speech to text to text to speech

Vision + Speech = Imagined speech

Simplify

Platform = Make it more accessible for the user

Visual = Minimum viable visuals

Content = Divide the content into understandable sections

Amplify

Text = Highlight text

Content = Highlight the text being red

Display = Function buttons on page

Function = Have speech do more than just the text

Minimize

Keys = Less keys with more functions

Function = Divide options to advanced and visible

Modify

Content = Language 

Voice+content = Have different speech tone / speed / accent, for different content 

Isolate

Hearing = Noise reduction

User

Issues
  • Natural and pleasant to listen to
  • Most speech synthesis have a neutral, one-size-fits-all expression, regardless of what it's saying.
  • Expressions, expressive vs. unexpressive
  • Language
  • The voices are weird
Concerns
  • What impact could the author have when using TTS?
  • Language translation
  • Frequency of Software Usage
user analysis 
  • difficulties with language processing
  • problems decoding words/text
  • comprehension difficulties
  • cannot read grade-level text
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