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  • Ginger
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    Originally posted by Lynne K View Post
    Good luck with getting either an appointment with a speech therapist or a phone call to sort out a referral. Lynne
    Hi Lynne, I know I will need luck it's so slow trying to get things sorted isn't it.

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  • Lynne K
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    Good luck with getting either an appointment with a speech therapist or a phone call to sort out a referral. Lynne

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  • Ginger
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    Hi everyone, a question about starting voice banking. I rang Mnda connect asked about voice banking they said I need a referal from a speech therapist. I don't see a speech therapist I've only seen one at the hospital during a multi group eg speech therapist, physio etc. I've left a message with my mnd nurse to see if she can arrange with a speech therapist. Ginger

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  • Barry52
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    I have become aware that google are working to help people communicate by sharing recorded voices and using AI to help with speech. I have registered interest via this link https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...uodbte8DfkhJ2f

    With the rapid advances in technology we can take hope in our future.

    Barry

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  • Gillette
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    Hi everyone,

    I just thought I would let you know that I have recorded my 350 sentences on Acapela and sent it to them this morning. I have already heard back to say my voice is ready. It says that I can test the voice as much as I like. I have tested it a bit this evening and it sounds OK.

    I have to say that 350 sentences to record is nowhere near as daunting as the huge number Model Talk use.

    Acapela doesn't have the facility to record one's own phrases and sentences. Richard Cave suggested downloading a voice recorder app and recording them into that. He said they can be incorporated into a communication device, when needed.
    Last edited by Gillette; 15 May 2019, 23:19.

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  • JimWright
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    Well that went easy thank you for all your help. Biggest point someone made was “sooner rather than later”! Totally agree, as soon as you clime down of the ceiling from the shock of diagnosis, get this done while your voice is still strong.

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by Terry View Post
    I think that the Mnda pay what I said earlier for the down loading of your voice and that's a lot lot less than that figure

    That €2450 figure is from MND Scotland and also quoted on the MNDA website, so obviously the MNDA has done a deal?

    If people can voice bank and want to, this is an ideal opportunity!

    Love Ellie.
    Last edited by Ellie; 3 May 2019, 17:10.

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  • Gillette
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    Originally posted by Kayleigh View Post
    Hi Dina,

    If I was you, I would send an e-mail to Richard to ask for clarification of what the Mnda will pay for.

    Sorry if I sound like a Little Miss Bossy Boots!!!, - but it would be such a shame If you go to the trouble of recording all those phrases, only to find out that when you are ready to download them the Mnda doesn't cover the cost.

    Love Kayleigh xx
    Thanks, Kayleigh. I'm not too worried about it and have other things I need to concentrate on at the moment. If the worst comes to the worst, I'll pay for it myself.

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  • Terry
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    I think that the Mnda pay what I said earlier for the down loading of your voice and that's a lot lot less than that figure

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Dina,

    If I was you, I would send an e-mail to Richard to ask for clarification of what the Mnda will pay for.

    Sorry if I sound like a Little Miss Bossy Boots!!!, - but it would be such a shame If you go to the trouble of recording all those phrases, only to find out that when you are ready to download them the Mnda doesn't cover the cost.

    Love Kayleigh xx

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  • Gillette
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    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
    Hi Dina,

    An App is needed if you want to use your banked Acapela voice on an iPad.

    It's great to hear the MNDA will pay for your voice download, it costs over £2000 !!

    Well done MNDA !

    Love Ellie.
    Oh gosh, I hope I haven't misunderstood or misconstrued what Richard said!

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  • nunhead_man
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    Hi Ellie

    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
    An App is needed if you want to use your banked Acapela voice on an iPad.
    Shows how much I know about iPads!

    Warmly

    Andy

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  • Ellie
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    Hi Dina,

    An App is needed if you want to use your banked Acapela voice on an iPad.

    It's great to hear the MNDA will pay for your voice download, it costs over £2000 !!

    Well done MNDA !

    Love Ellie.

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  • Gillette
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    Hi Andy,

    Thank you for the explanation. I'm afraid I was only really taking notice of the info about recording my voice. A combination of a protracted period of fatigue together with a seemingly endless stream of appointments and telephone calls with healthcare professionals has brought to a place where I only really concentrate on the here and now.

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  • nunhead_man
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    Hi Dina,

    The voice that gets created for you is separate from where it gets used.

    So the voice you create could, for example, be used to announce trains at your local railway station or speak out the guidance on your GPS in your car.

    Once you have your voice you then have to have something to use it with, for example, turning text that you type into speech that sounds like you or controlling the lighting and heating in your home - text-to-speech, speech to say Alexa, Alexa turns on the lights.

    That can be done by simply as loading it into an iPad and using the native software that turns voice into speech.

    Does that help?

    Warmly

    Andy

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