DSpeech is a TTS(text-to-speech) application with ASR (automatic speech recognition) functionality integrated. It is capable of reading aloud the spoken words and then choosing the ideal sentences to be spoken upon the user's vocal responses. The software can then communicate these selected sentences via the Computer Enhanced Human Interfaces (CELI) system, which is capable of interacting with the computer via the mouse, keyboard or any other pointing device. Users can then communicate directly with the software by speaking a command, which is typically entered by the first-time use. This is similar to having an on-screen speech recognition assistant prompt you every time you type in a word.
This technology allows for many different voices to speak at the same time, providing a more personal and immersive user experience. DSpeech has two different voices: one called the'Instructor' voice, which provide speech instruction and a second voice called the 'vised' or user friendly voice. The student or tutor can alter their voices using a number of available options, for example, the student can be asked to speak using their own voice or that of another instructor, and the friendly voice can be modified to say things like 'How do you do that?'
A DSpeech application can be downloaded from the internet and installed on a PC. You may need to configure it first before it will run properly. The instructions on how to install the speech app are provided in the website. To get started, you just need to search for "dspeech" in the search box and follow the instructions to download speech software. If you would like to hear actual people reading out sentences that you have just read, you can buy a software microphone to attach to your computer as well.