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Screen Readers


Product Description Provides screen access for visually impaired computer users through speech and braille. Configuration files, known as map files, are available for many applications. Works with a number of different synthesizers.

Manufacturer
Dolphin Computer Access Inc.

Task
  • Browsing the Internet
  • Reading Electronic Books and Other Material
  • Reading Text Out Loud From a Computer Screen
  • Word Processing
Suggested Price $795

Maintenance/Technical Support Full product support available for all registered users. Web-based technical support available at www.dolphinuk.co.uk. Telephone support available in the U.S., Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (PST). Support also available by e-mail or by fax.

Technical Support (Phone) (866) 797-5921

Documentation Format
  • Audio
  • Braille
  • Electronic
  • Large Print
Documentation Language
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Dutch
  • English (American)
  • English (British)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish (Castilian)
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Swedish
Product Evaluation
The Sound of Computing: A Review of Three Screen Readers

Compatible Operating Systems
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT (SP 6)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP Home
  • Windows XP Pro
Hardware Requirement
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • IBM Compatible PC
  • Intel Pentium @400 Mhz Equivalent or Higher
  • Keyboard
  • PCI or AGB Graphics Card
  • Sound Card
Available Hard Disk Space Required125 MB free hard disk space

Memory Requirement128 MB

Installation Options
  • Large Print
  • Speech Output
Output Devices
  • Braille
  • Monitors
  • Speech
Languages
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (American)
  • English (British)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish (Castilian)
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Swedish
  • Welsh
Accessories (Included)
  • Screen Reader Capability
  • Speech Synthesizer
  • Windows Drivers
Year First Available1996

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