New Dutch children’s voices available with latest Proloquo4Text and Pictello update

Today we release Proloquo4Text 3.5 and Pictello 3.5. Both updates introduce the first genuine Dutch Text to Speech voices for children, Merel and Thijs. We spent nearly a year creating these voices in collaboration with Acapela Group and NSGK, and we’re very happy to be able to offer young Dutch AAC users voices can identify with.

Listen to the voices:

Genuine children's voices

 

Text to Speech has been around for years, but for a long time, there weren’t any realistic and natural-sounding voices for young users. The only available “children’s” voices were tweaked adult voices that sounded quite robotic. That all changed when we released genuine British English children’s voices back in 2012. Since 2012 we continued creating genuine children’s voices and now offer voices for British English, American English, Australian English, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, French, Norwegian and Dutch. The Spanish voices are bilingual American Spanish and English, so you can speak using the same voice in both languages. Curious to hear all of the voices and learn how they came about? Read more about how the children's voices are created.

In partnership with NSGK and Acapela Group

 

The Dutch children’s voices were developed in collaboration with Acapela Group, our longtime partner for creating genuine children’s voices for Text to Speech, and supported by Nederlandse Stichting voor het Gehandicapte Kind (NSGK).
 
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