Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Firefox Text-to-Speech Plugin!

For those of you who use Mozilla's Firefox internet browser, you have one more reason to love this application.  A new text-to-speech extension has been created that will read text on a webpage aloud. 

This very cool extension is called CLiCk, Speak and has been developed by Charles L. Chen.  It offers a very simple interface (see image below) and since it uses Microsoft SAPI voices, has multilingual supports. 

               Link to Image of Click, Speak controls in Firefox

Thanks to Mr. Skip Stahl from CAST for posting this information to the QIAT listserv!  Click here to visit the CLiCk, Speak website.

6 comments:

K Janowski said...

Dave,
Before I download it, can you tell me if it's possible to change the voices to better quality voices that are already available on my hard drive? Are we stuck with microsoft voices only?
Inquiring minds want to know....

Dave Hohulin said...

Hi Karen,

I hunted down the info on the Click, Speak website
It appears that you can use NeoSpeech SAPI voices. I'm playing around with the settings to see what it can really do.

Anonymous said...

The best voices that work for this are from www.cepstral.com although for some reason the site is down but you can download a demo and it will work but it will say demo

Anonymous said...

You better look at talkingclipboard.com for the best and free text to speech addon for Firefox.

Anonymous said...

Would love to know which folder to put one of Ceptral's voice files so that the voice can be much more pleasant...help!

Anonymous said...

How about Text to Voice at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/91405/