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What is Text-to-Speech?

Text-to-speech (TTS) is a type of technology that converts written text into spoken words. This technology allows devices, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets, to read out loud digital text in a human-like voice. TTS is often used to assist people who have difficulty reading or have visual impairments, as well as for language learning, audiobooks, and accessibility in various applications. More advanced forms of TTS are a used to synthesize human like speech, with some examples being very difficult to differentiate between a real human and a synthesized voice.

What is Text-to-Speech Used For?

Text-to-speech technology is utilized for converting written text into spoken words. It finds applications in various domains, including:

  • Accessibility
  • Assistive technology
  • Navigating systems
  • E-Learning and education
  • Voice assistants 
  • Multilingual communication
  • Customer service

Understanding the diverse applications of text-to-speech underscores its significance in making information accessible, enhancing user experiences and fostering inclusivity across different sectors.

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