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.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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