Access Lunchtime – Translate & Speak Using Access

Come join us on the last Tuesday of every month @ 12 noon CDT.  Maria Barnes will be your host and we will cover lots of interesting topics related to Microsoft AEventsccess.  This is a free webinar for 1 hour, we look forward to meeting you!


Colin Riddington, Mendip Data Systems,, Microsoft MVP 2022, will be our presenter.  In the first half of this session, Colin will demonstrate a practical use of both Google Translate and Text to Speech in Access.

Text may be entered in (and translated to) any supported language (109 in total). There is a limit of around 9800 characters for the translation feature.

In addition, the text may be spoken using any installed voice for that language.  Currently, voices are available for up to 35 languages in Windows 10. If no dedicated voice is available, an alternative voice is offered depending on the language used.

NOTE: A registry fix is needed to activate some voices. This will be explained during the session

The remainder of the session will be used to demonstrate another application.  Further details to follow nearer the date

Colin has been an Access developer for over 20 years starting with Access 97, with many years teaching in secondary schools including responsibility for data analysis. He initially created Access apps for his own use and later for all staff in several UK schools.

His website includes many Access articles, example apps, sample code and security challenges, together with a number of commercial applications for businesses, schools and developers. His focus is on stretching the boundaries of what can be achieved using Access.

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