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Seasonal change

portuguese text to speechOne can always tell when seasons are beginning to change in a small non-profit. Fall has a different rhythm to it. Summer staff along with volunteers who are teachers or students, head back to school. Cottagers reluctantly move back from their summer respite, and snowbirds begin...

Bus Ticket Barrier

TTSEarly last week a woman came to the door saying she had a job interview at 2:30 p.m. that same day. She was hoping to get a bus ticket so she could get to the interview on the other side of town. After receiving a couple of bus tickets...

Vulnerabiltiy

https://www.ispeech.orgLast week a volunteer showed our guests how to make personalized cards. Self-doubt was rampant. Many guests felt they didn't have the skills, weren't creative enough, patient enough, neat enough, or smart enough. With lots of encouragement and assurance that they would have as much help as they wanted...

Fun in the Sun!

iSpeechMany of us can remember the words, "let's go for a drive" spoken in our families. It may have included an exploration of country roads and vacated houses on a summer or autumn afternoon. It may have included a swim in a local lake, or the inevitable trip that...

Paired Perspectives

Text to Speech DemoDuring March and April of this year, we interviewed a number of our volunteers and guests at Oak Table about their own personal stories, what brought them to Oak Table, and their thoughts on the work we're all doing together. We have a short version below...