Thursday, 1 December 2011
Help JISC TechDis to choose a voice
Some of you might be familiar with the 'read aloud' feature for some articles on our EBSCO and Art Full Text databases (see our blog post for more details). It can be really helpful for students who prefer, or need to, hear information rather than reading it. JISC TechDis, an advisory service in technology and inclusion in the education sectors, is keen to make this sort of feature more widely available. First, though, they need to choose some voice actors to form the basis of the voices for their synthetic speech voices. That's where you come in! They'd like as many students as possible to listen to and rate the seven voices up for consideration. It'll only take a few minutes, but the deadline for feedback is Monday (5th December), so you'll need to get in quickly! Follow the link if you'd like to take part: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6H37LTH.