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Discontinued products manufactured by Mindmaker, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 06/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- FlexVoice is a speech synthesizer program designed to make applications, web sites, mobile communications, and customer call centers accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech synthesizer program provides natural sounding, flexible, synthesized speech that is highly intelligible yet requires low memory resources. : This speech synthesizer program is available in four original equipment manufacturer (OEM) versions. FlexVoice Desktop is for client-based applications such as personal assistants, assistive tools, games, language learning programs, and text readers. FlexVoice Webmaster is for web sites. FlexVoice Mobile is for mobile computers and mobile telephones. FlexVoice Farm for Telephony is for heavy duty call centers, voice portals, and e-commerce.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 06/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- MouseAssist Pro is a macro creation and voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. This program enables users to use mouse gestures, voice commands, or keyboard commands to start and control applications, run complex macros, go to specific Web sites, and perform other tasks. The program can be trained to recognize gestures made with a mouse on the mousepad and to perform actions recorded with a built-in macro recorder when these gestures are made. For example, the user could make a "C" gesture with the mouse to start Microsoft Calculator, make an "S" gesture to insert a signature line in a letter, or make a check mark gesture to go straight to a finance Web site to check on a stock portfolio. The user selects the gestured commands, and the actions performed by these commands, through a simple point-and-click interface. The program also allows users to use keyboard shortcuts or voice commands in the same way as mouse gestures. Voice commands are recognized with speaker-independent continuous speech recognition technology. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 or 2000; 90 megahertz (MHz) Pentium-class processor for Windows 95/98/ME, or 120 MHz Pentium-class processor for NT 4.0/2000; at least 16 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) for Windows 95/98, or 32 MB RAM for NT 4.0/2000; Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 06/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- TextAssist is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with low vision. It can be used to read e-mail, text documents, and chat room messages. To have text converted to speech, the user simply highlights the text to be spoken. The program does not read the full screen, but only the part that is highlighted. This voice output program is fully customizable, with several different voices that can be modified in pitch, volume, and speed, and associated with specific applications. This voice output program uses the FlexVoice speech synthesizer program (see separate entry) and works with any multimedia audio hardware. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000. OPTIONS: Download or CD-ROM.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 06/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- VoiceAssist is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This speech recognition utility allows the user to control any Windows application. It automatically extracts all the menu commands from the active application and programs itself to execute the associated action. Appropriate command sets are loaded automatically as the user switches from application to application. The program also learns how to perform the user's own commands using a built-in macro recorder. For example, the progam can learn to take the user to a favorite web site or to write headers or signatures in correspondence, each with a single voice command. Users can create up to 29,792 commands, with up to 1,024 commands actively available at any given time. The program requires no training and can be used immediately. It supports multiple users, since its voice recognition is speaker independent. It is based on the ASR1500 continuous speech speaker-independent voice recognition engine from Lernout and Hauspie Speech Products. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIEMENTS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, or 2000; 90 megahertz (MHz) Pentium-class processor; 16 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM); Windows 95/NT-compatible sound card; and a unidirectional mid- to high-end microphone for speech input (noise-cancelling microphone recommended). OPTIONS: Download or CD-ROM.
Discontinued products distributed by Mindmaker, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
TELL A PHONE
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 06/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Tell A Phone is a voice input dialer program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. The program allows the user to pick up any telephone receiver on a line, listen for a dial tone, and then speak a name to cause that number to be dialed. The program automatically recognizes any name in its voice dialing directory. Names can be entered directly or imported from a personal computer phone book, including ACT!, Outlook, Goldmine, Organizer, or SprintPCS. The system uses existing telephones and wiring connected to a personal computer. It works on analog phone lines, including lines supporting DSL. The program can recognize multiple voices, with no training needed. The program can track and record numbers called from each phone in a call log. The program also includes Caller ID support, and its eDial support can preload changing numbers such as movie listings. Program updates and new versions can be obtained automatically online. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP; vDot Voice Dial Manager USB interface (see separate entry) or vDot compatible modem. OPTIONS: Downloadable or CD-ROM version of software; Home Pack including vDot Voice Dial Manager USB interface.
VDOT VOICE DIAL MANAGER
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 06/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- VDot Voice Dial Manager is an external computer interface designed to enable voice input telephone dialing for individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. It connects to the USB port of a personal computer (PC) and to an analog phone line. When Tell A Phone (see separate entry) is installed on the PC, this interface allows the user to dial any phone on the line by speaking a name. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and IBM-compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP; USB interface; Pentium-II/300 or faster processor; and Tell A Phone software. OPTIONS: Home Pack including Tell A Phone software.