Text To Speech - General Principles And Apple Technology

10 Questions
Technology Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz was created as part of the course requirements for ITR12, an online course on Inclusive Technology for Reading.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Text to speech is a technology that can be of help to:
    • A. 

      People with a visual impairment

    • B. 

      People who are dyslexic

    • C. 

      People who want to read e-books while they do something else

    • D. 

      All of these people - and more!

  • 2. 
    Text to speech is not well supported by Apple for macintosh computers or the iPhone family of devices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following apps on an iPad cannot be controlled using VoiceOver?
    • A. 

      IBook

    • B. 

      INote

    • C. 

      Kindle for iPad

    • D. 

      Safari

  • 4. 
    If you enable VoiceOver on an iPad, then you need to learn to use a new set of gestures to interact with it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Here are some statements about modern Text to Speech systems. Which are true?
    • A. 

      The voice can respond to punctuation.

    • B. 

      It is not possible for the synthetic voice to achieve human intonation patterns

    • C. 

      The voice can pause in appropriate places in the text

  • 6. 
    Here is a statement about the use of Text to Speech to support learners.  Research has found that there is no difference in learners' ease of comprehending synthetic speech whether high quality or low quality voices are used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    One of the challenges faced by TTS systems is that some words are spelt the same but can be pronounced differently and have different meanings. Which one of these words would throw up that challenge?
    • A. 

      How

    • B. 

      Now

    • C. 

      Bow

    • D. 

      Cow

  • 8. 
    TTS systems resolve the problem of determining the correct way to pronounce a word by looking at the context in which the word appears.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A "robotic" voice can sometimes be better for readers. Which of these statements is more correct:
    • A. 

      Robotic voices are particularly useful when the reading speed is very slow.

    • B. 

      Robotic voices are particularly useful when the reading speed is very fast.

  • 10. 
    You can only get a good quality TTS voice by paying a lot of money
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False