In November 2017, The Language Technology Unit received a small grant from the Welsh Government’s Technology and the Welsh Language Fund, to work with the NHS as partners on a project to allow patients on the brink of losing their voice to bank their voice and then generate a personal digital synthetic voice. This had never before been availabe for Welsh speakers, and is a great step forward for Welsh speaking patients.
More information about this service can be found here including details for sofware developers about the package’s source code.
Here is a short video that shows you how to register for the service
There has been quite a favourable initial response on the social websites :
#Lleisiwr.techiaith.cymru.. successfully banked my voice in Welsh language!! Mae o'n gwych! Incredible technology! Can't wait to support patients to use this ?@techiaith #prosiectlleisiwr @RCSLTWales @BCUHB #voicebanking pic.twitter.com/drEND7ptnN
— Anna Rhiannon (@Anna24127661) 28 March 2018