Re: Alternate Voices

Sean Randall

Hi Andrea  


As Señor Esteban has rightly said, the real-time processing needs of screen readers and the way in which these voices are generated is not yet viable for full-time screen reader use.  In fact, all the messages on  the smart speakers about connecting to wi-fi and doing setup are pre-recorded audio files, and the other utterances are, for the most part, synthesized in the cloud and delivered as audio streams to the device.  This is why Alexa sounds the same across all apps and platforms, the act of generating the audio is handled outside of  the device.


Voices that sound good are very subjective of course. I quite like Ava, from the Vocalizer range, and neospeech had 2  voices called  Bridget and Julie (one was US and one UK English).  I grew up with formant synthesizers though, so still prefer my  Eloquence where I can get it.



Sent: 12 November 2020 16:19 20
Subject: Re: [nvda] Alternate Voices


Hi all.

The voices of Google in devices, Smart speakers, etc. don’t is available for NVDA because in webs like the Google Translator, the voices are online, and a screen reader read more information. The voice have a latency for a screen reader that depending of the internet connection.




Carlos Esteban Martínez Macías.

Músico (pianista) y ayuda a usuarios ciegos y con discapacidad visual, con el uso de lectores de pantalla y tecnología.

Experto certificado en el lector de pantalla NVDA.


Musician (pianist) and also help to the blind people with the use of screen readers and technology.

Certified expert in the screen reader NVDA.

Certified expert in NVDA


De: Andrea Sherry
Enviado: jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2020 9:45
Asunto: [nvda] Alternate Voices


I have a Google Nest Smart speaker with the most amazing female voice.


Are these  Google voices available for NVDA?









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