The WebAttack.com FREE download-of-the-week
This week’s FREE download from http://www.webattack.com
is called “ReadPlease” which is a text-to-speech reader that sounds better than the old programs that had
robotic and monotonous voices. It can read virtually anything on the screen to you including web pages and e-mail messages. Get it at:http://www.webattack.com/get/readplease.shtml voice demos
This is exactly what I wished that I could find a dozen years ago when my mother lost her ability to speak clearly after some mini-strokes. (It would have been hard to get her on the computer, but losing her ability to speak was SO devastating to her that I think she finally would have given it a try.) I'm sure there are other practical uses for this software, but if anyone knows any aphasic patients -- this could really help. The software suggests its use for proofreading (we hear errors that spellcheckers don't catch), helping kids learn, listening to your e-mail, etc.