[IAEP] Kurzweil in Wine?

James Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 11:18:25 EST 2010


The book I'm writing at Floss Manuals has a chapter on adding Text to
Speech to Activities.  It isn't difficult at all.

We had a college student who was interested in doing something to make
TTS a built in feature of Sugar.  The idea we came up with was you
could copy text from any Activity that supported copying text to the
clipboard and the new code would display the text in the clipboard in
a window and speak it with highlighting.  Nothing came of this.

James Simmons

> Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:03:17 -0500
> From: Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>
> Subject: [IAEP] Kurzweil in Wine?
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> I've noticed that many of the Special Education teachers are
> very innovative and interested in Sugar.
> I've seen a great deal of interest in Text to Speech.
> Students with severe enough disabilities to qualify get Kurzweil, but it
> costs $1000 for a one seat licence!
> http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.aspx
> More kids could benefit from text to speech then get it and with Sugar they
> could afford to give it to everyone.  The potential issue is we probably
> can't match all of Kruzweil's features and it could be a problem if the
> students with severe disabilities aren't getting as good a product.
> I'm curious if anyone has played with Wine on Sugar and how well it would
> work to let some kids still have access to Kurzweil even when using Sugar?
> Also does anyone know what they are using in Uruguay with
> vision impaired students?
> Thanks,
> Caroline
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> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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