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Report on eSpeak Marathi Training at MJ College, Jalgaon

Posted by Nirmita Narasimhan at Jun 24, 2015 09:00 PM |
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The Centre for Internet & Society conducted a workshop for reading and writing using eSpeak with NVDA at Dreamy Eyes Resource Centre in Jalgaon on June 23 and 24, 2015.


Participants seen practicing on their computers during the workshop

The two days event comprised of the following trainings:

  • Introduction to NVDA.
  • Advantages of NVDA.
  • Configuration of NVDA.
  • Installation of Espeak for Indian Languages [Developer Version 1.31]
  • Configuration of Espeak synthesiser.
  • Configuration of Language options in Control Pannel.
  • Introduction to Marathi Keyboard.
  • Typing short words and sentences.
  • Reading and Comprehension in Marathi.
  • Knowledge about Assistive devices.

Most of the participants were college going students, who were very excited to start reading and writing in Marathi. They expressed deep gratitude for empowering them in their mother tongue.

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