Millions of people rely on synthetic speech to communicate everyday. Yet, they’re given a limited set of generic, robotic sounding voices. Voices that don’t fit their body or personality.
We wouldn’t dream of fitting a little girl with the prosthetic limb of a grown man — so, why then the same prosthetic voice?
Speaking in one’s own voice shouldn't be a luxury — it’s a right. Whether you use your natural speaking voice or you rely on assistive technology, a voice is more than just sound. It's a reflection of who you are.
Only VocaliD produces actual custom voices. Our voices are unique because they harness the recipient’s very own vocalizations, which are then blended with recordings from a matched speech contributor in our Human Voicebank.
Our goal to create a product that is accessible to all regardless of their financial means. With a one-time voice purchase, we intend to support our users' capability to speak as themselves for the rest of their lives. BeSpoke™ Voices can grow and adapt as the recipient matures.
While prosthetic voices are not covered by insurance (yet), many of our pre-order clients have also used crowdfunding approaches, which serve to both bring communities together in support of an individual and raise awareness, and also to raise the funds necessary to build a custom VocaliD voice.
VocaliD™ voices are compatible with speech-generating devices and consumer applications across platforms — including our own MyVocaliD app for iOS and Android as well as Windows devices. We have established relationships with a number of the assistive communication device manufacturers (e.g. Tobii Dynavox, PRC, Smartbox Grid3 and LC Technologies, etc.) and are continuing to forge others.
Pre-orders will be filled starting in the fall of 2016 on a first-ordered, first-delivered basis.
There are stories, of course, of people (like Stephen Hawking!) who grew attached to their commercial voice and have since claimed it as their own. And that's okay, too. Our aim is to give each person their own unique voice, completely personalized for each recipient, so that they can be heard as themselves. Because of the individualized engineering time that goes into building each voice, they are non-refundable but we will continue to work with you as technology improves. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Getting a voice from VocaliD is a great opportunity for me. I sound like me.— Max, BeSpoke™ Voice user
I feel excited! I want to say hi to Taylor Swift with my new voice.— Maeve, BeSpoke™ Voice user
Delaney received her new voice at the end of December. It is beautiful and really sounds like her. She is very connected to it now!— Erica, mother of Delaney, BeSpoke™ Voice user
Order your personalized voice and join our second wave of trailblazers who are reclaiming their vocal identities today.
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