IVONA for Developers Initiative Produces Talking TV Guide
Gdynia, Poland – IVONA for Developers initiative within the accessibility marketplace has resulted in producing a new accessibility project enabled by a single developer. The initiative is the Talking TV Guide. Created by Ian Sharpe, a visually-impaired application developer who is also a champion member of the Great Britain Paralympics Team. Sharpe’s Talking TV Guide allows users to hear and interact with TV listings on any computer or web-enabled mobile device so they can easily access program information and have a productive and pleasant learning experience. Sharpe says, “Winning is all about commitment, passion and focus. This carries over into my work. My passion is to make the web easier to use and I think the Talking TV Guide reflects this”. More information on Talking TV Guide can be found at www.ivona.com/TalkingTVGuide.
The initiative allows developers of all kinds to access the IVONA Speech Cloud or IVONA Software Development Kit (SDK) via the www.ivona.com/developer portal. IVONA provides solutions for a wide range of organizations, corporations and individuals focused on developing assistive technology applications and devices to improve the lives of the visually impaired. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the DAISY Consortium use IVONA TTS.
“IVONA for Developers is a broad-based initiative designed to help anyone integrate the highest quality voices available into their devices and applications,” said Lukasz Osowski, CEO of IVONA.
IVONA for Developers” (www.ivona.com/developer),launched in February, offers the tools a developer might need to incorporate text-to-speech functionality into an application or device. Through the portal, developers and manufacturers can access the IVONA Speech Cloud Service, and SDK downloads for Android, Windows 7 and Linux, with IOS, QNX and RIM/BlackBerry coming soon.
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