People with speech, language and learning disabilities can communicate quickly and easily using the symbols in this portable tool. The unit uses DECtalk speech synthesizer, can hold up to 218 minutes of digitized speech and sound, and comes with Windows-based PC editing software. Rate enhancement features, including word prediction, character prediction, abbreviation expansion and auto-learn new words simplify message composition. Hardware buttons allow customizing for special situations or provide shortcuts for common functions. Speech-language pathologists designed several pre-programmed page sets to reduce the need to create custom pages for every occasion. The unit's 10 editable on-screen keyboards provide a starting point for interactive communication.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.