Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

Here are a few of the top web services for TTS: Company Web Service Loquendo Pronuncia NeoSpeech On Demand Acapela-Group Acapela-Box These web services have the advantages: Choose any voice among a set of vendors voices Set pitch, speed volume of voice for the entire file Select type of sound file output (wav, mp3, etc) Preview function Pronunciation dictionary Pay as you go Disadvantages Because they are web services, there’s no automatic connection with the desktop file system.