The People's Republic of China Aspires To Build a Digital Inclusive Society More municipal governments adopt HanVOICE for barrier-free Internet access

(Hong Kong, 15 March 2011) After the launch of audio websites in China Disabled Person's Federation, Hunan Disabled Person's Federation and Chengdu Municipal Government, Foshan becomes Guangdong's first municipal government to adopt HanVOICE in providing barrier-free access to its audio enabled website. Integrated with human sounding text-to-speech (TTS) to convert text into voice in real time, supporting Chinese in Cantonese and Putonghua, visitors of Foshan Municipal Government use only the numeric keys on a PC to navigate the website with standard browser software by following vocal instructions. Enabled also with visual enhancing settings such as text enlargement and choice of color background, visual impaired person (VIP) and elderly are now able to access Foshan Municipal Government's website at their choice of reading or listening, thus breaking down the digital barriers to the aging population and the less fortunate members of the society.

Foshan Municipal Governement Webpage
Foshan Municipal Government

The HanVOICE technology empowers governments and other interested parties deeming to provide audio websites in the interest of a large group of members of the society in a most cost-effective fashion. KanHan aspires to further assist Chinese government in different levels deploying HanVOICE in pursuing the national policy goal of building a digital inclusive society.