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One of Roger's videos is on YouTube

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Alistair Edwards
Posted 27th October 2011 at 11:23 AM

Reactive Speech Synthesis

About 5 years ago I coined the term ‘reactive speech synthesis’ to refer to a speech synthesis system whose characteristics could be controlled in real-time.  For example, a reactive speech synthesiser should automatically talk louder (and perhaps more clearly) in a noisy environment.  Such a device doesn't yet exist (although relevant research is under way#), however it's easily possible for a human operator to alter some of the ... read more

Roger Moore
Posted 22nd October 2011 at 10:02 AM

AAC Pantomime

An AAC pantomime will take place in Aberdeen on November 27th. Dithe Fisher has shared a copy of the script with the network.Cinderella; the Panto Parts: (*ed parts would suit Talker users) Cinderella*Wicked StepmotherSister 1DorisSister2 Mabel*Prince *FriendGood fairy*Host at the ball*Guests at the ball*Trumpeter*Herald Other roles; Narrator; sets the scene and does recap of events The ‘Dad’ in the front row; mimes taking lots of photos (actually taken at the dress rehearsal) these can ... read more

Christopher Newell
Posted 19th October 2011 at 7:59 AM

This Chair Is Not Me

This is a link to a short award-winning film which was produced by Andy Taylor Smith. The film deals with a pivotal moment in my life which was instrumental in me getting my first communication aid (at the age of 31!) and subsequently gaining independence and control of my life.http://www.myhero.com/go/films/view.asp?... read more

Alan Martin
Posted 17th October 2011 at 9:50 PM

Communication Matters

http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/ is the primary resource for information on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC for short.... read more

Christopher Newell
Posted 17th October 2011 at 3:04 PM