Text to Speech

Speech (TTS) is a type of speech synthesis application that is used to create a spoken sound version of the text in a computer document. TTS can enable the reading of computer display information for persons with print disabilities. It may simply be used to augment the reading of text message. Current TTS applications include voice-enabled email and spoken prompts in voice response systems. TTS is often used with voice recognition programs. There are numerous TTS products available.


Text to Speech Software and Resources
NIMAS Software Matrix

This Excel spreadsheet lists the available commercial products that can possibly be used to open NIMAS conformant file sets. This list also details the features that each product supports

Note:  Microsoft Excel Viewer may be required.

Download NIMAS MATRIX (MS Excel)
Book Wizard Reader
Book Wizard Reader is a program to read digital talking books as outlined in the specifications designed and approved by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Digital Audio Information System (DAISY) consortium. The program adheres to the DAISY 2.02 and DAISY/NISO Z39.86-2002 definitions and provides you with enhanced ability to control and navigate through both structured and unstructured audio files. Download Book Wizard

Additional Text to Speech Resources