Acapela Group Develops Its Linux Range and Partners with AssistiveWare
Acapela Group released its speech technology for telecom, mobile and embedded applications.
Acapela Telecom, Acapela Mobility and Acapela OnBoard also allow deployment of speech synthesis in a range of Linux-made applications. Gartner Group estimates that Linux should represent 20 percent of the Server OS market turnover in 2007, meaning 10 billion USD, rising from 12 percent in 2003.
Acapela's applications and services come in 22 languages and over 50 voices.
Acapela Speech-enables Proloquo Multi-purpose Solution for Mac OS X
Multilingual speech feedback and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
AssistiveWare provides assistive technology software for Mac OS X. Proloquo uses Acapela's speech feedback as a talking processor, as a clip board reader for people who prefer listening to reading, as a pronunciation tool when learning foreign languages and provides a multilingual speech engine for AssistiveWare's KeyStrokes® on-screen keyboard and SwitchXS® switch access solution.
"Proloquo provides the kind of augmentative communication I always hoped for," said Walter Pfrommer, medical adviser in a health care IT project. "Now, for the first time after I lost my own voice due to ALS/MND*, even new acquaintances and older persons understand me with ease. Without Proloquo for speech and KeyStrokes for typing, I would no longer be able to work!"
*Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease