My Voice: My Identity

Welcome to SPEAK:UNIQUE

A University of Edinburgh research project
Creating personalised digital voices for communication aids, simply and efficiently.

Your voice is more than just a means to communicate, it is part of your identity, as unique as your fingerprint.

At Speak:Unique we understand this.

The ultimate ambition of this research project is for people to be able to use communication aids that speak for them in their own voice.

This multidisciplinary project is a team effort, with clinical researchers from the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research working with speech scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Speech Technology Research.

Our Team

Phillipa Rewaj
Phillipa Rewaj
Research Speech and Language Therapist – Clinical Project Lead
Lynda Tomarelli
Lynda Tomarelli
Assistant Research Speech and Language Therapist
Alice Smith
Alice Smith
Research Assistant
Shuna Colville
Shuna Colville
Clinical Project Manager
Siddharthan Chandran
Siddharthan Chandran
Chief Investigator
Simon King
Simon King
Principal Investigator (Linguistics & English Language)
Junichi Yamagishi
Junichi Yamagishi
Principal Investigator (Informatics)
Wei Guo
Wei Guo
Software Developer

Donors Get in touch


PLEASE NOTE THIS FORM IS FOR DONOR REGISTRATION ONLY.
FOR ANY OTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@SPEAKUNIQUE.ORG


We are now gathering volunteer healthy donor voices with a range of regional accents. This is to build up our bank of voices, which are then merged and edited digitally. We need adult voices of all ages.
Check if we need your accent.

To be eligible:
  • You must be over 16
  • Be a native speaker of English
  • Not have any reading or speech difficulties
  • Be able to travel to our recording studio in Edinburgh
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Area where spent most of life until the age of 18

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Data Protection Act
All information is held by the University and will be treated confidentially and with sensitivity. Your details will be used for the purposes of the Voicebank project only. Under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act you have the right to object to the use of your details for any purpose at any time. If you wish to change your details or how we contact you, or wish to request a copy of the information we hold about you, please email info@speakunique.org, call us on (0131) 465 9500 or write to us at Voicebank Project, University of Edinburgh, Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB.

Alternatively, please contact us via telephone to discuss any questions you may have.

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