updated 11:50 am EDT, Mon May 26, 2008
Proloquo 2.0 released
AssitiveWare has released a major update to Proloquo, its speech synthesis software for the mute or speech-impaired. The program comes with a talking word processor, and also scrolling vocabulary lists; it can additionally provide vocal feedback in other applications, such as echoed typing or the reading of any word beneath the mouse cursor. Voices are available in a number of different languages.
The v2.0 release bundles LayoutKitchen, an app used to create communication panels using illustrations and photos. This component has additionally been upgraded to a Universal Binary, for improved performance. Export to iTunes has been improved, and finally, buyers have access to the iVox vocal library, incorporating a variety of different accents and languages, including American/British English, European/Canadian French, and European/American Spanish. The full version of Proloquo is $300, but the upgrade is free to v1.x users.