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voice resignation program

by onecup / July 6, 2005 7:13 AM PDT

I am visually impaired, and would like to know if any of the readers know of a voice program that can read information written on the computer screen. I have tried one but I could not understand the words very good. hopefully there is a clearer voice program, free or low cost would be the icing on the cake. appreciate any help someone can offer.

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Built into XP,,,,
by Michael Geist / July 6, 2005 11:42 AM PDT

is Microsoft Sam the Narrator. Look in Accessories for the Accessibility folder, the Narrator should be there. Takes a little getting used to, but the price is right.

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by onecup / July 6, 2005 10:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Built into XP,,,,

Thanks Michael, I learn something everyday, I had no idea that was in there.

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(NT) (NT) Neither did I... Thanks
by jackintucson / July 7, 2005 3:58 AM PDT
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Narrator is persistent
by sea.bass / May 22, 2007 8:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Built into XP,,,,

Hi Michael

I have just got a Vista machine. I tried out Narrator to see what it was about, but didn't find it useful. But now it comes up every time I boot up.

I have removed it from Startup and I have unchecked all the boxes, but still it comes back. Any ideas?


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disabling narrator
by sea.bass / May 23, 2007 3:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Narrator is persistent

I kept googling this problem and found I was not alone, it was a problem under XP as well, driving others mad. I persevered and found in that the solution was to go to "make the computer easier to see" (of course!) where there is a checkbox to turn narrator on - or in my case OFF.

It's a bit like pressing Start when you want to stop. Still, I suppose that it is good training for one's intuition/association making.


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