Wikipedia developing speech engine for users

Wikipedia in association with researchers in Sweden is working on a crowd sourced speech engine in order to make Wikipedia more accessible to the visually impaired users.They are developing a ‘speech synthesis platform’ which will be refined for Wikipedia and it will read the online encyclopedia for its users. It is an open source search engine and is free for use on sites running the MediaWiki software.
The researchers are developing the engine for Swedish, English and Arabic languages, which will be completed by September 2017 and later it will be expanded to other 280 languages.