[accesscomp] Fw: [VisionENews] Don Barrett Demonstrates Turning Text Into Audio On Tek Talk Monday, November 17, 2008

  • From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "access comp" <accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:44:06 -0800

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From: Pat Price 
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Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:38 AM
Subject: [VisionENews] Don Barrett Demonstrates Turning Text Into Audio On Tek 
Talk Monday, November 17, 2008


Don Barrett Demonstrates Turning Text Into Audio Using Text Aloud On Tek
Talk Monday, November 17, 2008

The Accessible World News Wire, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Responding to many requests we have received to provide training in making
MP3 files from text documents to transfer to the VR Stream and other
portable devices, we have invited Don Barrett to discuss this topic in
detail during next week's Tek Talk online training sponsored by the
Accessible World. 

This training session will discuss exactly what Text Aloud is, where to buy
the software, how to begin using it, how to use various voices, batch file
conversion, how to add, pauses and change voices within a file, use the
pronunciation editor to change the way words are spoken, and more.

After listening to this tutorial, it is guaranteed you will be able to
obtain the software, and use it to convert text-based material into an audio
format which should be pleasing to listen to on a portable player.

About the Presenter:
Don is an assistive technology specialist and the Section 508 Coordinator
for the US Department of Education. He is involved in testing applications
for Section 508 compliance, setting policy on the implementation of Section
508 at the Department, and oversees the training of visually impaired
individuals in the use of assistive technology.
He's an avid computer user, has a real passion for training individuals in
computer use.

(Contact: Don Barrett

Date: Monday, November 17, 2008

Time: 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central,
8:00 p.m. Eastern and elsewhere in the world Tuesday
0:00 GMT. 

Where: Tek Talk Conference Room at: 


Or, alternatively, 

http://www.accessibleworld.org. Select the Tek Talk Room, enter your first
and last names on the sign-in screen.

All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to
participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation
or podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our website at

All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and
open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer,
speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with
the presenters and others in the virtual audience.

If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to
the Accessible World online rooms.

Sign up information for all Accessible World News Wires and discussion lists
are also available at our website: http://www.accessibleworld.org.

Media Contacts:

Robert Acosta, Chair, Planning Committee
Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx 
Web: http://www.helpinghands4theblind.com 

Pat Price, Founder and Events Coordinator
The Accessible World Symposiums Vision Worldwide, Inc.
Email: pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Web: http://www.accessibleworld.org

The Accessible World, a division of Vision Worldwide, Inc. a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the
disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them.

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