Introducing Lleisiwr – Welsh Open Source Voice Banking and Text to Speech

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 :