@techreport{TD:100505,
	att_abstract={{People with visual disabilities increasingly use text-to-speech synthesis as a primary output modality for interaction with computers.  Surprisingly, there have been no systematic comparisons of the performance of different text-to-speech systems for this user population.
In this paper we report the results of a pilot experiment on the intelligibility of fast synthesized speech for individuals with early-onset blindness.  Using an open-response recall task, we collected data on four synthesis systems representing two major approaches to text-to-speech synthesis:  formant-based synthesis and concatenative unit selection synthesis.  We found a significant effect of speaking rate on intelligibility of synthesized speech, and a trend towards significance for synthesizer type.  In post-hoc analyses, we found that participant-related factors, including age and familiarity with a synthesizer and voice, also affect intelligibility of fast synthesized speech.  
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	att_authors={as791w, as9787, tm330a},
	att_categories={C_IIS.11},
	att_copyright={{ACM}},
	att_copyright_notice={{(c) ACM, 20XX. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM ASSETS {{, 2011-10-15}}.
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	att_projects={Natural_Voices},
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	att_techdoc_key={TD:100505},
	att_url={http://web1.research.att.com:81/techdocs_downloads/TD:100505_DS1_2011-05-06T19:25:22.064Z.pdf},
	author={Amanda Stent and Ann Syrdal and Taniya Mishra},
	institution={{ACM ASSETS}},
	month={October},
	title={{On the Intelligibility of Fast Synthesized Speech for Individuals with Early-Onset Blindness}},
	year=2011,
}