Using Your Voice.

Your synthetic voice can be used through text-to-speech applications.


Using your voice on the SpeakUnique app

The SpeakUnique app is a text-to-speech app that allows you to enter text and have messages played aloud in your SpeakUnique voice. You can input text through the keyboard, including using switch access, or select pre-set phrases. There is an option to message bank your important phrases in the app.
The app is free to download from your device’s app store, but you will need a SpeakUnique account to log in. It is compatible with Apple devices running iOS 11 or higher. For a full list of compatible Android devices, please click here.


Using your voice on a Communication Aid

SpeakUnique voices are compatible with the leading communication aids listed below:
Tobii Dynavox Indi 7, i-12+, i-15+, i-13, i-16, I-110.
Smartbox Grid Pad 8, Grid Pad 10, Grid Pad 11, Grid Pad 12, Grid Pad 13, Grid Pad 15, Touch Pad.
Liberator/ PRC Accent 1400, Accent 1000 and Accent 800.
Please email if you wish to use a communication aid that is not listed.

What is a communication aid?

When a person loses the ability to speak naturally because of an illness, such as MND, they can continue to communicate using augmentative and alternative communication – known as AAC.
AAC can be many things, from a pen and paper, to tablets or phones, or even special devices controlled by your eyes. These devices, often known as a communication aid or a Speech Generating Device, allow you to type a message and play this message out loud using a synthetic voice.
SpeakUnique synthesise your voice recording, so that the voice on your communication aid sounds like you – not a generic ‘train announcer’ voice.

Downloading Your Voice

Your SpeakUnique voice can be used on multiple devices, simultaneously. We are aware that people often change the type of device they are using so if you need to access your voice in a different format, please log back into your account and you will find the necessary link and code to download your voice.
SpeakUnique voices can be downloaded onto Windows devices by installing the SAPI5 version of the voice – however please note we do not offer our own SpeakUnique software/ app for Windows devices, they can be used with third-party software.