Ability To Talk Becomes A Reality As Handwriting-To-Speech Application Is Released For Apple Mobile Devices
"HandySpeech" Application Is Quickly Becoming The Gift Of Voice For People With Disabilities
HandySpeech application, the only handwriting-to-speech application on the Apple App Store, providing a unique opportunity for people with speech disabilities to communicate.
HandySpeech was created by 12-year-old software developer Eric Zeiberg, who was inspired to create the application by his sister -- an autistic individual with speech disabilities. "I hope that HandySpeech will provide much needed help and open new opportunities for people in need," said Eric. "The application is dedicated to courageous people who struggle every day to overcome their disabilities."
As an assisted speech technology application, HandySpeech supplements or even replaces speech for people with spoken language difficulties. The application helps people with speech or language impairments, including autism, stuttering, stroke, dysarthria, expressive aphasia, muscular dystrophy, oral, throat and neck cancer among others.
Users write what they want to say in any one of 13 languages and the software converts the handwriting into speech. The app is available for iPad, iPad Mini and soon for iPhone.
"This is what was needed for our group members and many others who have problems with speaking. It will make a big difference for us as we have been so frustrated. We can't believe - it's a God send," said Alice N., a cancer survivor.
"My wife and I have been using this app for several days now. I can say that this application fills a void in available speech software. It is what maybe is the easiest and fastest way to carry on a quick or casual conversation. The application's ability to recognize and learn your handwriting is excellent. This is a nice contribution to the quality of life for speech impaired folks," said Robert T., a HandySpeech user.
To learn more about the HandySpeech applications and download it via the Apple App Store for $29.99, visit the iSpeak4U Web site at www.iSpeak4u.com.
The HandySpeech application was created by iSpeak4U, LLC., a Connecticut software development company offering mobile, web and server applications for customers worldwide.
For more information, visit www.ispeak4u.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handwriting-to-speech application makes conversation a reality for people with speech difficulties
The only handwriting-to-speech application for the iPad, it provides a unique opportunity for people with disabilities to communicate.
This assistive technology application supplements or replaces speech for people with spoken language difficulties. HandySpeech™ helps people with one or more speech or language impairments, including autism, stuttering, stroke, muscular dystrophy, post-operative voice difficulties, and others. Users write what they want to say in any one of 13 languages and the software converts the handwriting into speech.
HandySpeech™ was created by 12-year-old Eric Zeiberg who was inspired by his sister, Julie, an autistic young girl with speech disabilities. “I hope that HandySpeech™ will provide much needed help and open new opportunities for people in need,” said Eric. “The application is dedicated to courageous people who struggle every day to overcome their disabilities.” Eric explains his invention in a five minute video on the iSpeak4U website.
HandySpeech ‘s major features:
•Adaptive Technology application
•Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application
•Context analyzer: automatic correction based on context
•Multilingual support - 13 major languages (In-App purchase required)
•Male or female voice
•Adaptive learning of the user writing patterns
•Cursive, PRINT, and mixEd handwriting style recognition
•Use of simple finger gestures to insert special characters such as space and return.
•Alternative keyboard input
About iSpeak4U - Formerly eCraftsmen Solutions, founded in 2003 - a provider of software products and services for mobile, web, and server applications, iSpeak4U is dedicated to creating easy to use, innovative iOS applications for people with disabilities.
Note: WIFI or 3G/LTE connection is required
Probably one of the best uses for your computer or iPad is it to help people with disabilities or character features for which the rest of the world need help understanding. Now there is a handwriting to speech application for iPad that helps people who need to convey speech through handwriting.(Jan 30th 2013)