Lois is a female US English text-to-speech (TTS) voice extension that runs in your browser using Native Client technology.
This extension does not do anything by itself. When installed, it provides an additional voice that talking apps and extensions can use.
This voice is a US English female voice, based on the open-source Pico speech engine. The synthesis engine runs directly in your browser using Native Client technology - no network required. That means it's extremely fast and responsive, suitable for accessibility applications.
To find talking apps and extensions, search for TTS (text-to-speech) on the Chrome Web Store!
This extension is open source, released under the Apache license. The source can be found at http://code.google.com/p/google-axs-chrome/