HanVoice Helps China Launch The First Voice Enabled Website For the Blind

(Hong Kong, 10 June 2008) The awards winning web-to-speech HanVoice technology developed by KanHan Technologies Limited is chosen by China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) to introduce to China the first voice enabled website. The revamped official website of CDPF www.cdpf.org.cnlaunched since May this year comes with a voice section that automatically translates live Chinese and English text into Putonghua and English speech using human sounding text-to-speech technology tightly integrated with the latest web technology. No special software required, users can navigate the voice website using the numeric keypad via standard web browser software. The voiced enabled website is CDPF's integral plan in building a digital inclusive society especially suitable for the visually impaired, elderly and cognitive dysfunctional persons.

The CDPF website provides also a traditional Chinese version translated from its simplified Chinese contents using KanHan's another market leading web translation technology HanWEB.

CDPF's Putonghua & English websites can be accessed at the following links respectively.

Established in 1988, the China Disabled Persons Federation is a unified organization of/for the 83 million persons with various categories of disabilities in China. Headquartered in Beijing, it has a nationwide umbrella network reaching every part of China with about 80,000 full-time workers. CPDF is commissioned by the Chinese government to supervise affairs relating to disabled people in China and to represent their interests and help protect their legitimate rights, and to provide comprehensive and effective services to them .