cmelloni at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 14 20:46:41 EDT 2020
I have a Mockingboard that I purchased many years ago from Reactivemicro. It has 6 Channels
The standard board alone is not text to speech capable. You need to add at least one SSI-263P or SC-01 chip. But these chips difficult to find.
I heard that AE Phasor might be an option (12 Channels). I don't have it, but it seems it also require the chip SSI-263 to add voice. It is also available at Reactivemicro
Probably the best turnkey alternative is the DoubleTalk still available at RC Systems. No need to add the SSI chips. Text to speech capability can be used as simple print commands.
From: BlindApple <blindapple-bounces at bluegrasspals.com> on behalf of joseph.norton at gmail.com <joseph.norton at gmail.com>
Sent: October 15, 2020 12:09 AM
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Subject: [Blindapple] Mockingboard
In my a0pple days, all I had was the 2e, the Echo and one 5-1/4 disk drive.
I know some used a slotbuster or doubletalk, but, I’m hearing about a peripheral called the mockingboard.
Did that have speech capability and was it ever used by blind folks for access?
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