This morning I read about another new SAPI 5 based application, called Text Talker, from Merit Software. From their press release:

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2006 -- Merit Software announces the addition of a voice component, called the Merit Text Talker www.meritsoftware.com/text_talker/ , to most of its English language improvement programs. With the Merit Text Talker, all of the passages, questions, answers, tips and explanations students view on the screen can be spoken aloud. This is a new innovation that shortens the time required to grasp key English language concepts.