Hear2Read Partners

Better Together

We owe our success to the following partners who have contributed in many different ways.

Hear2Read sponsored research by Prof. Alan Black and his students (Dr. Alok Parlikar, Dr. Sunayana Sitaram, Andrew Wilkinson and Sai Krishna Rallabandi) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Speech Group to extend Festvox, Festival and Flite Text to Speech (TTS) open source software to support Indic languages.

We would like to acknowledge the following institutions and individuals who leveraged this research to develop Hear2Read Apps.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) IndicTTS

Sriranga Digital Software Technologies

Dean Voiss (NetApp)

Karanvir Singh (IIT Delhi)

Mohan Hegde

Rajnish Kumar (IIT Delhi)

Yash Girdhar (IIIT Hyderbad)

Leading organizations are working to improve the lives of Visually Impaired in India. These organizations provide valuable guidance to make sure that Hear2Read software meets the needs of the VI community.

Andhjan Kalyan Trust

Blind People’s Association (India)


Daisy Forum of India

Enable India

Mitra Jyothi

Rehabilitation Society of the Visually Impaired (RSVI)

Saksham Trust

Samrita Trust

The Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged

Vision Through Ears

The following individuals lend us their voice by recording carefully selected set of text in each language.

Aanel Dave (Gujarati Female Voice)

Dr. Alok Parlikar (Marathi)

Dr. Amarpreet Kaur (Punjabi)

Ambrish Damani (Gujarati Male voice)

Hindi Male Voice courtesy of IIT Madras

M. K. Anuradha (Telugu Female Voice)

Archna Bhatia (Hindi)

Pallavi Hegde (Kannada)

Sai Krishna Rallabandi (Telugu)

Shrinivas Karanth (Kannada and Sanskrit Male voices)

Tamil Male voice (courtesy of IIT Madras)