[Athen] other alternatives to Kurzweil?

Kevin Andrews kejandre at ucsc.edu
Mon Sep 10 15:59:55 PDT 2018

Hi all,

I met with a student who I've seen before. They are finding the voices very
difficult with Kurzweil and from our discussion, they have tried a variety
of voices, different rates of speech, etc, and reported disliking the
robotic-sounding voices, not maintaining inflection appropriately, etc. We
talked about Learning Ally, but just given a couple of the titles, I don't
know this will be feasible since LA does not always carry the titles--as is
the case for the one title they were able to give me already thus far.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? It seems computerized voices are
problematic for the student. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated


Kevin Andrews
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