In order to meet growing demands for specific voice solutions adapted to Accessibility markets, Acapela Group is creating a division dedicated to Inclusiveness with an initial specific focus on speech impairments, learning disabilities, visual impairments and meeting the needs of seniors.
Acapela Inclusive aims to provide everyone, whatever their disability or impairment, with a voice, to help them live more independently through easy access to technology.
Acapela has been inventing speech solutions for 30 years to provide users with access to information, to enable communication, to give people a voice to express their thoughts and desires, to help users participate in social conversation, preserve their personal voice identity, thrive in their educational aims, and much more. Acapela voices can either speak or read content, in 34 languages. Acapela creates authentic voices that express meaning and intent, with emotions and moods, for all ages, for children, women and men. Over 100 voices are ready to speak, producing a natural and pleasant audio result.
‘Our company has been present for decades in the Accessibility market, helping users live and succeed in their everyday environments. We have established strong relationships with the whole community – including partners, institutions, customers, distributors, end users- and our voices ease the daily life of thousands of people around the world. Our expertise, the ongoing ground- breaking innovations in the voice area and our capability to create voices for everyone in new ways means we are in an optimal position to create original, dynamic solutions for all end users of all ages, from kids to seniors’, says Nicolas Mazars, who is heading the new Business Unit.
Acapela is proud of its unique voice track of children’s voices which allows young speech impaired users around the world to express their thoughts and desires with a voice that reflects their age. Our voices enable visually impaired users to access content with the same ease as sighted users through programmes which have been ambitious and challenging to create and implement. With my-own-voice, people about to lose their voice can preserve it as a synthetic copy. And last but not least, the latest innovations with DNN and Deep Learning are opening the way to new opportunities.