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The Voicebank Project needs you!

The Voicebank Project require voice 'donors' to contribute to their pool of voices from across Scotland & the rest of the UK and Ireland. Their aim is to build personalised synthetic voices for people with conditions such as motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis to use in communication aids.

Donate your voice

The project is currently focussing on recruiting donors with accents from the following Scottish areas:

  • Orkney
  • Shetland
  • Western Isles
  • Highlands (Including Inverness)
  • Borders (MEN ONLY)
  • Dumfries and Galloway

They are also looking for donors with accents from the following wider areas:

  • Newcastle and the North East
  • Yorkshire
  • Lancashire
  • Cumbria
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • East Anglia
  • The West Country
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • The Republic of Ireland

If you have an accent from the list above please get in touch

Recordings take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and take around an hour. While this call out is primarily for donors with accents from the above listed areas, we will soon be needing other donors from other regions of the UK and other non-British English accents (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, US etc.), so watch this space for future adverts!

Further information

Donors must:

  • Be over 16
  • Be native speakers of English
  • Have no speech difficulties
  • Have no reading difficulties

Further information about the project can be found here: http://annerowlingclinic.com/voicebank-research.html.

For more information please contact info@smart-mnd.org