Indian language speech technologies -- from Akshar
Hyderabad startup, Akshar, unveils Indian language text-to-speech tool

Akshar Speech Technologies an Indian language computing initiative flowing out of work incubated at the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H), has We announced the release of the beta edition of aSpeak, a text-to-speech engine in Indian Languages. The aSpeak synthesizer platform currently supports text to speech synthesis for Indian Accented English, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada.The software which is less than 3.5 MB in size can be used with screen readers such as NVD
Operating systems supported are Windows XP or Windows 7 (32 bit).The demo version can be accessed here 

Screen to speech Earlier Akshar has also released aReader, a screen reader software for the Windows operating system. It identifies and interprets text on the screen into speech. aReader also enables the visually challenged or people with reading disabilities, to access a PC. The 2.5 MB software is free for personal use and can be downloaded after registering here  
See The Hindu story at March 2011 release:  
Akshar Speech Technologies (P) Ltd. is a start-up company based in Hyderabad and specializes in customizing the solutions in the field of Text-to-Speech (TTS), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Speaker Verification, Voice Transformation and Human Machine Dialog System mainly focused in Indian languages.  July 13 2011