Une synthèse vocale destinée aux déficients visuels
Hélène Collavizza, Jean-Paul Stromboni.
This paper presents an experiment in developping and testing a text to speech system which is needed for improving some applications dedicated to visually impaired users. When carrying out such applications, it appears that an interface able to speak, i.e. read a text, is mandatory. In order to allow an easy release, this text to speech system should be portable, licence free, using freewares and free solutions.
To fulfill all these needs, a solution was chosen and developped. On the one hand, several experiments were conducted with different such applications. On the other hand, the obtained text to speech system was made available on the Web for evaluation purpose. These two information sources allow to gather a set of advices and knowledge on such tools, and make possible and easier to develop next versions.