Fonix, a-technic Help Disabled with DECtalk Text-to-Speech Technology

11/12/2003 - Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX), an international provider of leading speech interface solutions, announces a cooperative technology partnership with a-technic, a non-profit research and development charity, to promote Fonix DECtalk(tm) text-to-speech (TTS) as a speech technology solution to clients and partners.

a-technic researches and develops products for blind, low-vision and disabled technology users, then makes that technology available to other organizations to market and sell end-user products. By incorporating DECtalk into their easy-to-use computer platform, a-technic offers their manufacturing partners the most intelligible TTS voices available.

Fonix DECtalk is the premier TTS solution in today's speech industry due to its high intelligibility, low memory footprint, nine voices (four male, four female, one child) and multiple languages (US and UK English, European French, German, Castilian and Latin American Spanish).

"a-technic needs a compact, intelligible, flexible and stable TTS solution for development of our low-cost, easy-to-use talking computer appliances for blind users," says John Batty, a-technic CTO. "Fonix DECTalk is clearly the best product on the market for meeting these requirements."

"This partnership is a great opportunity for both Fonix and a-technic," says John Oelfke, vice president of Fonix Embedded Speech Solutions. "Working together, we can offer the best speech-based interface technology currently available to the assistive market. Our mutual goal is to make it easier and more convenient for visually impaired, blind or disabled people to access computers and devices." As a-technic's products are made available to their manufacturing partners for deployment to the user community, Fonix will receive royalty revenue from these sales.

About a-technic
a-technic is a UK-registered charity specializing in technology to help people with disabilities.

Their mission is to research, develop and promote adaptive and assistive technologies that help people with physical disabilities cope with day-to-day living. Visit for more information.

About Fonix
Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX) provides speech interface solutions for mobile / wireless devices, computer telephony systems, vehicle telematics, the assistive market and embedded devices. Manufacturers and developers incorporate Fonix technology to provide their customers with an easy, convenient, reliable user experience. Visit for an introduction to Fonix's complete suite of speech solutions.

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