Development of Synthetic Greenlandic Voice started

Today, Synscenter Refsnæs announced that it had signed an agreement with Mikroværkstedet A/S to develop a synthetic Greenlandic voice. The announcement concludes the public tender for the development, which will result in a free, high-quality Greenlandic TTS-voice on Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Apple iOS and Google Android devices. The new Greenlandic TTS voice is expected to enter end-user testing within 12 months.
The development is part of a three-year project that also includes localisation and implementation of the RoboBraille alternate media service and the Biblus digital library in Greenland, development of teacher training courses on alternative media and technology for students with special needs, and assistance in establishing a Greenlandic IT-backpack. The project is implemented in collaboration with the Government of Greenland and local partners in Greenland, and is funded by the VELUX Foundations.
For more information about the project, please contact Lars Ballieu Christensen (lbc@robobraille.org, telephone: +45 40 32 68 23).