New voices for text-to-speech software

There are some new voices for people who use text-to-speech software to read text aloud.

It is FREE and works on both Mac and Windows.

One of the new voices includes a Scottish voice called Heather. I spent all of my childhood in Scotland so this voice feels like home to me.There is a welsh voice too.

To get the downloded voices you must:

  • Be studying at a post-16 institutions such as colleges and universities in England.
  • Students must use their email address that is linked  their institution to register
  • Download from

To see if your college or university qualifies for the free voices-

These voices have been developed by JISC TechDis.

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