[IAEP] Kurzweil in Wine?
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Sun Feb 21 14:08:47 EST 2010
Thank you for all the responses. I'd like to create/update a wiki page with
this info. Any suggestions on where to find an existing one or where in the
maze of wikis and wiki pages all different, I should create a new one?
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> > To: iaep <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>
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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
> > 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
> > Also does anyone know what they are using in Uruguay with
> > vision impaired students?
> > Thanks,
> > Caroline
> > --
> > Caroline Meeks
> > Solution Grove
> > Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
> > 617-500-3488 - Office
> > 505-213-3268 - Fax
Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
617-500-3488 - Office
505-213-3268 - Fax
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