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Miscellaneous Speech Products

11 Products in Category

Product Table

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
Canon Voice Operation KitAdds speech output to allow access to copying, faxing and e-mail functions of Canon's machines.
I.D. Mate Questi.d. mate Quest is a portable ?all-in-one? talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product?s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. Additional bar code labels are available to label any product or item that does not already have a bar code. Adhesive, tag, and clothing labels can be placed on nearly anything. Simply scan the bar code and add a voice recording. With i.d. mate Quest, you now have additional modes of identification and information access with wireless internet connectivity and an on-board camera. This provides for multiple features such as an extended database, currency identification, Skype video conferencing, and object recognition.
J-Say ProMakes it possible to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software and the JAWS screen reader together to operate a computer. J-Say Pro requires JAWS for Windows version 8.0 and Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.0. web site:
MathPlayerEnables Microsoft Internet Explorer to display mathematical notation in web pages. It is based on MathML technology and requires Internet Explorer for Windows version 6.0 and later.
MathTypeAn add-on to Microsoft Word which enables people to insert math equations into Word documents that can then be turned into large print, Nemeth braille code (in conjunction with Duxbury Braille Translator), DotsPlus math braille (when used with the ViewPlus Tiger printers), or simply exported as accessible web documents with embedded MathML equations that can then be read with Internet Explorer plus MathPlayer by a screen reader. requires use by someone with sight to actually create the math equations, Primarily used by sighted teachers, braille transcribers, disability resource staff and rehabilitation personnel to create accessible math materials.
Money TalksAn accessible banking account management program. It offers the user a simple and effective means of maintaining accurate information for a variety of account types. The program includes the ability to download and use electronic banking information to reconcile accounts, automatic category memorization and reuse, recurring transactions, and reports on a number of aspects of the accounts. The program supports controlling the layout and font size for low vision users and is self-voicing. It may also be used in conjunction with a screen reading program. Money Talks maximizes flexibility by providing a means of embossing the check register or printing it in large print, printing checks in a variety of formats, and remembering the workspace the user last used with the program.
Note Teller2A portable banknote reader that announces all U.S. currency, old and new, in either English or Spanish. You insert the currency in a slot provided on the front panel of the unit, then push it in for the currency to be recognize by the unit. The announcement of the currency value is made in a clear male voice. A version of the Note Teller is also available for deaf-blind individuals—meaning that vibro-tactile indication is provided to identify specific currencies.
PenFriend Audio LabelerA Penfriend audio labeler from RNIB that allows users to easily record, and re-record, information onto self-adhesive labels. This small pen shaped recorder provides easy recognition sound and just four buttons in a simple identifiable pattern. Instantly play back the recordings - no computer required. Use the PenFriend to label food items, including freezer food and even add cooking instructions, film and music collections, organize household paperwork, record shopping lists or leave audio messages. Clothing that is dry cleaned can even be labeled. The PenFriend can also be used as a portable notetaker. You can record your message and keep track of it by placing the allocated label in a small notebook or in your diary. Order PenFriend Audio Labeler from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ScanTalkerScans and reads the information on bar code labels. Combined with a compatible bar code reader, ScanTalker’s built-in database matches the bar code and speaks the name of the product, including packaged grocery items, health and beauty goods, and audio and video compact discs. ScanTalker also provides information found on the product label, such as preparation instructions and nutritional value. Manually add new entries to the database for unrecognized items. Operates with the PAC Mate BX and QX as well as the PAC Mate BNS and TNS.
Sharp A440 Talking Cash RegisterBasic Register. 20 departments standard. Inventory control through PLU's and journal reports. Includes discrete keys, voice on/off switch, talking journals, and computer interface capability.
Xerox Copier AssistantEnables users who are blind, visually impaired, in a wheelchair, or have limited dexterity, to access and use Xerox digital devices for basic copying. Features include an enlarged on-screen user interface, embedded text-to-speech software, and keyboard navigation buttons including tab, arrow and function keys. The software is loaded onto a Windows 2000 or XP Professional PC connected to select CopyCentre™, WorkCentre™, WorkCentre™ Pro and Document Centre™ 500 series systems. The text-to-speech software talks the user through the copying steps, including advanced tasks such as stapling, collating and two-sided copying.

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