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Last post Author Topic: DONE: BlowUp or Read?  (Read 17382 times)

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2005, 11:05:53 AM »
you know,
this could be a project that, if at the end we still thought there was a lot of room for a freeware tool,
that i would feel comfortable going to companies like borland or microsoft and component authors, and pitch the idea of them donating tools in order to reward a programmer who wanted to take on the job of writing an open source tool for this.

but im still hoping there is an existing open source tool set that does 90% of what you want, and it will take some more days of searching before giving up that hope.

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2005, 11:08:15 AM »
TextAloud is available for $29.99 and whilst that doesn't give the best sound quality it does work quite well.

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2005, 11:09:14 AM »
I'd like to get some other opinions on this software (it is FREE! to download, like $20 to buy) It's called NOA.

Here is the link to it.

http://www.madoogali.com/index.html

« Last Edit: September 27, 2005, 11:13:56 AM by kc0nvi »

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2005, 11:48:37 AM »
This one is yet another that simply reads, it seems that there are many of them,

http://www.readplease.com/

It is helpful, true, but what about the magnify side. I know there is a utility that is also freeware that will magnify just what is under the cursor, but that is it, what about the entire line? and then read that line to the user.

I truely hope I find something that will work, at least I've came down on the price, but even at that, quality is important as well.


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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2005, 12:37:12 PM »
I may be missing something but Microsoft's Windows tools Narrator and Magnify seem to do this.

For some reason though I don't seem to be able to get Narrator to work consistently.

In Windows XP both are unser Start > Programs > Accessories > Accessibility

asuming you installed them with Windows (otherwise they can be added in the Add/Remove Programs applet as Windows Components).

Can anyone else get Narrator to work as it is supposed to?

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2005, 01:02:21 PM »
That narrator is truly an annoying program.  Seems to read Windows events (not that well) and since I tend to switch between applications often it is too slow to keep up...

Works, but very badly - unless I'm missing something...

Magnifier works very well though.  Seems like Magnifier in conjunction with a good speech application would do the trick...
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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2005, 01:07:55 PM »
Thanks Veign - thought it was me ...

Didn't help I had Processor Tamer running and it didn't like Narrator ...

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2005, 05:09:16 AM »

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2005, 06:49:40 AM »
I can't believe some of the profession prices on that page - "Magic" even charges $20 for its demo !!!

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Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2005, 09:54:09 AM »
useful page:
http://www.magnifier...e/Screen_Magnifiers/

Looks like this would do the job for making the screen bigger for those with Low Vision without a doubt.
With this located (thank you) that portion is solved, now the other half, and I just haven't found anything that seems to hit the mark, but still looking out here.


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Re: DONE: BlowUp or Read?
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2010, 02:19:01 AM »
I know this is a very old thread, but I'm just a little puzzled; it was in the Finished Programs sub-board of Coding Snacks, and it doesn't actually seem to have ever been finished.

Is it finished in the sense of 'everybody drifted away', or did the guy ever find a solution, or what?

If a solution was found - perhaps in another thread that I missed? - I'd love to see it. The original thread was quite interesting.
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