VOCAL-EYES VOICE ACCESS SYSTEM FOR IBM PCs AND COMPATIBLES (MS-DOS)

So you've heard a rumor that DOS is DEAD, huh? Why not spice it up a little with one of the big boys that helped make the Adaptive Technology Revolution what it is today? Vocal-Eyes was designed to enhance career opportunities for the visually-impaired by providing fast and flexible access to the wealth of software used by business and professionals. Important independence and productivity gains can be realized by integrating Vocal-Eyes' many voice features into almost any word processor, data base management program, or spreadsheet. "Voice interactiveness" can be added to such popular programs as WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3. Working in tandem with any standard voice synthesizer, Vocal-Eyes offers selective voice responses that can be tailored to the exact needs of the job.

Vocal-Eyes contains a veritable treasure house of advanced voice features, perhaps the most powerful being the ability it gives you to customize the program to fit your individual needs and requirements. Far beyond the basic ability to set up custom applications environments, Vocal-Eyes can be given a "personality" that incorporates the entirety of its command structure. You will without doubt discover Vocal-Eyes to be the most flexible tool yet for fitting in to the way you like to work.

FEATURES

General

- NO macros required but is compatible with commercially available macro processors
- Extensive light-bar tracking with advanced automatic mode
- Automatic box read
- Autoloading automatically loads desired voice environment
- Full support for video attributes and all video systems
- Easy-to-use pull-down menu system for setup and control - Up to 9 voice environments available at a single keystroke
- The ability to load and save voice environments directly from Vocal-Eyes. No need to exit to the operating system
- Cursor routing
- Extensive find capabilities
- 10 definable markers
- Standard Review mode and Interactive Review modes
- Vocal-Eyes not only works well with speech, but is also visually appealing and easy to use for sighted users
- Screen cut and paste
- Utilities to convert your voice configuration files to and from an ASCII text file
- On-line help
- Optional feature which allows compatibility with DragonDictate and IBM VoiceType. This allows both voice input and voice output.
No need for a monitor or keyboard.

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Custom Windows


- 20 Standard windows
- Windows can be either Neutral, Speak, Silent or Float
- Any of the 20 windows can be read with a single keystroke
- Each window can be chained, setup to speak and spell, associated with a specific color and more.
30 Extended windows
- Along with the 20 standard windows, Vocal-Eyes allows an additional 30 windows which can be read at any time. Like all windows, these can be setup from a single character up to the full screen.
26 Hyperactive windows
- Hyperactive windows allow programs which address the screen directly to speak. You can monitor for: Any change, any text change, any attribute change, exact match, exact text match, exact attribute match, different match, different text match, different attribute match, includes string, does not include string, contains specified color, does not contain specified color, contains cursor, or does not contain cursor.
- Once triggered, you can execute any three of eight options: speak any window, speak specified message, speak box, speak light bar, activate any window, load disk .SET, load RAM .SET or beep.

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Voice Configuration


- Setup the speech rate, pitch, tone, volume and punctuation independently for screen and keyboard - Each voice can be turned independently on or off
- Capitalization alert and Format alert
- Keyboard can voice characters or words
- Numbers can be spoken as digits or full numbers
- Word exception dictionary for mispronounced words - Character dictionary to define exactly how to pronounce a character
- Key label dictionary to define any keypress
- Attribute dictionary for full color support
- Interrupt or silence speech with the press of a key. A tone will sound when the information is done printing to the screen.
Learning Disabilities With certain synthesizers, Vocal-Eyes can be instructed to highlight each word as it is being read from the screen. The user can simply inverse the spoken word or specify both the foreground and background colors. This visual feedback along with the standard audio feedback allows those with learning disabilities to comprehend at a much greater level.

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Hot keys


These are Vocal-Eyes commands only. The underlying applications program will not be disturbed with these keystrokes.
- Over 70 assignable hot key speech features
- Hot keys to read previous, current and next for character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
- Four hot keys to route your applications cursor backwards and forwards by sentence and paragraph
- Hot key to read to end of document
- Hot key to read the current box on the screen
- Hot key to read the date and time
- Bypass hot key which allows the next Vocal-Eyes command to be ignored so the underling application can receive the keystroke
- Each hot key can be assigned the keystroke of your choice
- Hot keys which are of no interest can be setup as undefined Cursoring keys
These are applications keys. You simply tell Vocal-Eyes what you want voiced after the application acts on the command. Your choices are: character, previous word, word, next word, line, sentence, paragraph, to end of line, light bar, box, cursor position, field data, field name, field name and data, prior character, current window, any of the ten windows, activate any of the ten windows, or load a RAM .SET. For example, Control-Right Arrow in WordPerfect would be setup to read the current word. You can even link two of these options for a single keystroke. A total of 46 cursoring keys can be defined in this way.

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Documentation


A step-by-step instruction guide is supplied in print, on audio cassette, and on disk. This documentation gives all needed information through well over 200 pages of tutorially-styled examples.

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Equipment Supported


Computers/Synthesizers: Vocal-Eyes runs on all IBM and IBM compatible computers running at all speeds. Virtually any commercially available voice synthesizer can be used. Specific support is provided for the Sounding Board, Speak-Out, Accent, Apollo, Artic, Votalker, Audapter, ASP, Braille 'n Speak, DECtalk, Portable DECtalk, DECtalk PC/Express, DoubleTalk PC & LT, Echo PC, PCII, PC+, MC and 1000, Keynote, LiteTalk, MultiVoice, Prose 4000, Personal speech system, Reading Edge, and VoiceCard. A configurable generic driver is also supplied for synthesizers not directly supported.

System Requirements:
- By default, Vocal-Eyes requires approximately 54K of DOS RAM. This value can range anywhere from about 50K to 64K depending on several parameters.
- Vocal-Eyes will work in Extended memory. If loaded into extended
memory, only 4K of DOS RAM is required. Vocal-Eyes can also be loaded high.
-One high density 3-1/2" disk drive is required. Hard disks are supported.
- Vocal-Eyes is not copy protected.

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Product Name Price   Part Number Weight
VOCAL-EYES $250.00 8210-004 5 lbs.
Vocal-Eyes 5 user site license  $750.00      
Vocal-Eyes site license (10 users) $1,250.00   8210-014 15 lbs.

 

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