AI Tech Startup CoeFont are Bringing Japanese Libraries into the Future
CoeFont’s digital voices will be used to provide support to blind and low-vision individuals at Shinjuku City Toyama Library
CoeFont Co., Ltd., a registered startup company at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, developer and provider of services utilizing AI, announced that CoeFont digital voices will be used with applications and services to assist blind and low-vision individuals at Shinjuku City Toyama Library in Tokyo, Japan. May 29th, 2023, 2:30 JST
Shinjuku City Toyama Library, Tokyo, has enlisted the help of rising AI tech startup CoeFont, to provide better support for individuals with low vision and blind people. The highly realistic digital voices will be used with various applications and services, including an audio version of the library newsletter.
CoeFont’s digital voices will be used with the following applications/services:
- Library Information
- Voice of the Library Newsletter (Audio Version)
- Accessibility tools used with Digital Talking Books (DTB), such as DAISY
※ DAISY (the Digital Accessible Information System) is the global standard for digital talking books designed for people who are blind or have a print disability. DAISY provides talking book readers the same flexibility as standard print readers, including navigation by chapter, section, subsection, and page.
CoeFont have been offering free AI voice creation and use to individuals at risk of losing their voice since 2021. As of May 2023, over 400 people have benefited from the free plan. Users and their families have conveyed their appreciation for the service, which they say has given them hope for the future, and also expressed the wish for more people to learn about the initiative.
The CoeFont team is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of technology for the betterment of society.
About the CoeFont Platform
CoeFont( https://CoeFont.cloud ), an innovative AI Voice Platform using the latest AI technology to convert voices into expressive, easy-to-use digital voices which can be used with Text-To-Speech, Voice Changer, and Cross-Lingual TTS. The CoeFont platform provides immediate access to our Voice Hub with over 10,000 diverse digital voices. Whether for training sessions, internal announcements, audiobooks, promotional content, or live during meetings or streaming, these voices are always ready to bring your ideas to life.
About CoeFont., Ltd
Established in 2020, CoeFont Co., Ltd., registered at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, develops and provides AI-based services. The company is currently focused on AI-based speech synthesis and is developing an ethical and inclusive AI voice platform. CoeFont ( https://CoeFont.cloud), is available in all countries and regions.