ModelTalker is a speech synthesis system
designed specifically with the needs and interests of AAC device users
in mind. What makes ModelTalker
special is its use of a personalized voice in speech synthesis. It
does this by using a database of recorded speech. The database is obtained
by recording someone whose voice we wish to emulate. This person records
a set of words and phrases using a sister software program called MT
We are currently in the process of transferring the ModelTalker technology
from our laboratory to a small business for commercial distribution. The
complete ModelTalker System is in the early stages of commercial development
and we are actively seeking beta testers.
At present, we are continuing to allow people to download and use
the software free of charge to create their own personalized synthetic
there are two points we must emphasize:
- We cannot guarantee that anyone who uses this software will
be successful in creating a usable synthetic voice. There are too many things that
are completely outside our control that can go wrong when trying to
- This is unsupported software that is still relatively early
in its development cycle. Although we are happy to receive user input, and we do always try
to answer questions, no formal user support is avaiable.
Understanding these limitations, if you are interested in trying this
software as a test user, please visit ModelTalker download page: modeltalker.com.