Monday, March 14, 2016

This Girl Helped Her Sister With Cerebral Palsy Get A Realistic Speaking Voice

I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying.














When someone communicates using a computerized voice, it can feel like, well, not their own. This family got the chance to create a more authentic voice for their daughter with cerebral palsy, and it's pretty incredible.








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This is Erin. She lives in Massachusets with her mom, her sister Megan, and her sister Maeve, who has cerebral palsy and uses a "talker" to communicate.



This is Erin. She lives in Massachusets with her mom, her sister Megan, and her sister Maeve, who has cerebral palsy and uses a






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Erin wrote to Dr. Patel of Vocal ID, explaining that Maeve's pre-programmed voice on her talker "sounds nothing like the voice of an 8-year-old, but there are no voices programmed that sound like one."



Erin wrote to Dr. Patel of Vocal ID, explaining that Maeve's pre-programmed voice on her talker






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The whole family got to go in to Vocal ID's headquarters, where Dr. Patel helped Erin record words and phrases and Maeve record sounds.



The whole family got to go in to Vocal ID's headquarters, where Dr. Patel helped Erin record words and phrases and Maeve record sounds.






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