[access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak

Hi Chris

Thanks for your thoughts on Mobile Speak.

I don't have a decision to make on which to go for. I am a TALKS lover, and think it's the best thing to happen this century! (smile). I just wanted to try out Mobile Speak as a comparison, but so far, not so good, in respect of its voices. I just can't get used to them at all, and I personally find Mobile Speak a lot slower when arrowing through menus and things.

No, TALKS rules, but it's each to their own, and rather like the screen reader scenario.

Jackie

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:38 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak


Hi Jackie, thanks for agreeing with me about Eloquence. It's very sad, and, as a result, I'm sticking with Talks for the rest of my life <smiles>. Seriously, when I tried MobileSpeak on my N70, I found it to be sluggish compared to Talks, however I did like the fact that one can customize it exactly to their needs, which you can't really do with Talks. Also some of the voices, like Lequendo Simon, was very good and in fact was louder compared to Eloquence, however since Talks doesn't support Lequendo voices as far as I know I had to persuade myself that MobileSpeak wasn't the programme for me, and to stick with Talks. In regards to the 10 minute demo limitation, this is true for both MobileSpeak and Talks, however you can request a 30 day licence for both programmes, so in theory you've got 60 days to try each screen reader. This should allow you way enough time to try them out and make your decision. I hope this helps, and good luck in your decision-making.

Jackie Cairns wrote:
Well thanks for your feedback people on the various voices, and Nuance's apparent unwillingness to licence Eloquence to Code Factory. How sad! like Chris, I'm just used to it.

But of those who use Mobile Speak as well as TALKS, what is your overall opinion of it? Do you find Mobile Speak slower than TALKS, for example? So far, I certainly do when I am cursoring up and down menus and going into various applications on the phone. And of course I'm frustrated by the fact it runs out after 10 minutes because I've just got a demo.

Any feedback appreciated as I am genuinely interested in a comparison between the two really, and how people find them.

Jackie

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----- Original Message ----- From: orhan deniz To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 4:35 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak


well Dec access 32 sounds way better than that garbage DECtalk that mobile speak offers. sick DECtalk for mobile speak!


  orhan.
----- Original Message ----- From: James Scholes To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 4:23 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak


No, Eloq is not available for Mobile Speak users, as Code Factory acted quite childishly and had a bit of an argument with Nuance, the makers of Talks, so the voice was removed.
  James Scholes
  http://www.jamesscholes.com


  From: Jackie Cairns Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 1:56 PM
  To: Access UK Mailing List Subject: [access-uk] Mobile Speak


  Hi All

I've downloaded a demo version of Mobile Speak, and am beginning to have a mess around with it, just to see how it compares to my beloved TALKS.

But, so far, I hate the voices that come with it. I mean, you wouldn't want to lust after any of them would you? (smile.) Anyway, is there an Eloquence voice that can be run on Mobile Speak like there is with TALKS? Please tell me there is!! (grin.) I'm not saying you would want to lust after Eloquence either but ... it's better than these other lads and lassies.

I am running this software on a phone that doesn't have TALKS installed, just to be on the safe side, so any help would be sincerely appreciated.

  Thanks in advance good people.

  Jackie

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