Wikispeech project aims to make Wikipedia accessible for vision impaired people

Swedish researchers are developing an open source speech synthesis platform to make Wikimedia-based websites more accessible to blind and vision impaired people.

The platform will be optimised for Wikipedia and aims to provide access in 283 languages, starting with three initial languages next year.

The Wikispeech pilot project is a joint effort between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Wikimedia Sweden and STTS speech technology services, with further assistance and financial backing provided by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority.

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