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Advancing Digital Inclusion and Engagement in Africa with Text-to-Speech Technology in Indigenous Languages

About this event

ReadSpeaker and The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will discuss how text to speech (TTS) can be leveraged to enhance digital inclusion across Southern Africa.

We will:

  • show how text to speech technology converts written text into natural-sounding speech, providing an easy to integrate, easy to use way for users to engage with more accessible and engaging digital content
  • introduce TTS voices for regional languages such as IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Xitsonga, Setswana, Tshivenda, Sesotho, Siswati, Sepedi, IsiNdebele, and Afrikaans
  • discuss use cases from the education, web and media sectors, and how these can be applied to other industries
  • demonstrate our text to speech tools
  • share best practices and implementation strategies
  • open the floor to a Q&A session with a member of our technical team present

Don't miss this chance to learn more about how TTS technology is contributing to a more inclusive digital future for Africa, and how you can apply these tools to your organization.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Paul Walstra

  • Guest speaker
    Aby Louw Principal Engineer @ CSIR

  • Team member
    Richard Risholm SaaS Development Teamleader @ ReadSpeaker

    Teamleader for the SaaS Development team who have been with ReadSpeaker for over 12 years now. Main focus on LMS and education systems but have deep insight into ReadSpeakers SaaS portfolio.


Pioneering Voice Technology

ReadSpeaker has 25 years experience providing lifelike online and offline text-to-speech solutions to over 10,000 organisations in 70+ countries.