VocaliD is on a mission to humanize the voice within AAC devices. Founded by Dr. Rupal Patel in 2014, VocaliD leverages its Human Voicebank of over 15,000+ members from over 110 countries that together have contributed upwards of 6 million sentences and the company's proprietary voice blending technology to create unique vocal persona for every AAC user. These personalized voices enhance opportunities for social connection, increase quality of life and independence, and improve access to educational and vocational resources.
BeSpoke Voice FAQs
That sounds great, but is a personalized custom voice really that important?
Speaking in one’s own voice shouldn’t be a luxury — it’s a right. Whether you use your natural speaking voice or you rely on assistive technology, a voice is more than just sound. It’s a reflection of who you are.
Aren’t there already custom voice options available?
Only VocaliD produces personalized voices, tailored to fit you. Our voices are unique because they harness your very own vocalizations, which are then blended with recordings from a matched speaker from our Human Voicebank database.
I have already have a Speech Generating Device/App. Will it work on my device?
Yes! VocaliD voices are compatible with existing speech-generating devices and apps. Our voices have been deployed on Windows devices, and will soon be available across platforms. VocaliD voices will work on Tobii Dynavox Windows devices like the I-Series+ and EyeMobile Mini featuring Surface Pro 4.
What if I try the BeSpoke™ Voice, and I decide it isn’t right for me?
There are stories, of course, of people (like Stephen Hawking!) who grew attached to their original voice. And that’s okay, too. Our voices, on the other hand, are made specifically for you, using your unique vocal DNA. Thus, VocaliD voices are non-refundable, yet we stand by our product with our satisfaction guarantee. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Vocal Legacy Voice FAQs
Why should I bank my voice now?
Banking your voice with VocaliD’s Human Voicebank is free, easy, and the responsible thing to do.
What do I need to record my voice?
All you need is a computer running the Google Chrome browser, a head-worn microphone, and a quiet place to record your voice. Remember, the quality of your recordings will impact the voice we can create.
How long does recording my voice take?
You need to record approximately 3500 sentences to recreate your voice, which takes an average of 5-7 hours. You can record from the comfort of your home and on your own schedule. Recordings should be broken up into short 10-15 minute sessions over the course of several days/weeks.
I’m not able to record the full sentence list. What should I do?
Consider a BeSpoke™ Voice, which is built using 2-3 seconds of your vocalization blended with recordings from a matched speaker in our Human Voicebank database.