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Meet Stuart (brother to Heather) – new text-to-speech voice for Scottish education

The Scottish Government funded CALL Scotland to develop and licence ‘Stuart’ a male Scottish computer voice which is now available for download.

Heather has been very well received by Scottish learners and we hope that the new male voice will be just as successful. It should certainly provide a better option for Scots boys with speech and language difficulties who use voice output communication aids, because at present they have a choice of speaking with very adult and very English voices, or one of a few rather low-fi Amercian children’s accents, or with the Heather female voice.

Read more here.

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I'm a teacher who changed direction after a spell teaching visually impaired pupils. I became interested in how technology could assist learners overcome or deal with various disabilities. Since 1992 I've been an Education Support Officer, an ICT Training Support Officer, and have been Coordinator of Highland's Assistive Technology Support Service since 1995.

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