A Voice for My Dad

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A Voice for My Dad 
Imagine not being able to answer “yes” or “no” in a voice that people can understand. Imagine having to use someone else's voice for short sentences or worse a computer generated voice. Now imagine how much of a difference it would make to at least be able to answer simple questions or to explain to someone why you cannot speak, in a voice that sounds like you.

I am looking for someone to read 12 very short sentences in a voice that is as close to my Dad's as possible. My Dad is dying from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). It is affecting his speech, swallowing and breathing. As the disease progresses he will also lose the ability to move but his ability to think will be totally unaffected. Carrying around and using a computer to speak a short sentence is cumbersome and difficult in public places. To help ease this problem, my friend is helping me to make a small unit to go in his pocket which he can use when he is out. The unit will generate short sentences at the press of 1 of 12 buttons. I could get a friend to speak the sentences for me but no-one I know sounds anything remotely like my Dad.

If you think you could be the voice of my Dad please, please will you help me? It is not a major project but it will take up some of your precious time. It will also have a huge impact on someone else's life.

I have attached 1 file which have a series of answers that my Dad gave during interviews which were done when he could still speak. Hopefully this will help you decide if you are able to speak like him or not.

Thank you for reading this post.

Kind regards, Fiona 
2012-02-17 18:56:12 GMT
2012-02-24 18:00:00 (GMT 0) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - GBP 0
Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
About 1 minute (as 12 x 5-10 second sentences)
English - British
A voice to sound like my Dad (voice sample file available)
Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

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Below is the script (to be read as individual sentences) for the entire project...


- NO

- Sorry, I cannot speak very well, because I have motor neurone disease. I can however, hear and understand you very well.

- I am OK thank you. If I need to contact anyone I can use my mobile. Don’t worry, I can get myself home, thank you.

- I am not feeling very well. I have motor neurone disease. Please can you help me get to a doctor?

- Excuse me…

- Please bear with me, I just need a minute to sort myself out.

- My name is Graham Neale

- I find speaking difficult. Please can you read my written requests, comments and answers to questions.

- Sorry, my MND makes me a bit clumsy. It also makes it difficult for me to swallow and I choke easily.

- Would you like to sit with me for a few minutes? Where shall we go?

- Help, I think I am choking. Please try giving me up to 5 firm slaps between my shoulder blades. If that doesn’t work try the Heimlich manoeuvre. 
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