SSR uses the first letter of a word to significantly reduce the number of words possible at a given location in a sentence. This makes it easier to perform speech recognition and also enables a larger overall speech recognition vocabulary.
Requiring the first letter has benefits to the user:
- It provides a clear cue for when to speak (e.g. shortly after typing the first letter), making respiratory planning easier for people with severe disability.
- It reduces co-articulation among words, making speech easier to understand.
SSR learns new words as you say them, so it becomes fine-tuned to the way that you write and the way that you speak. With use the system significantly reduces the amount of typing that you have to do.
How It Works
You train the software so that is learns how you speak. After training, the SSR can recognize over 500 common words and you can add as many words as you want by using SSR. When you write, type the first letter of a word and then say the word. If the SSR knows the word, it enters it into the text for you. Words that it doesn't know it helps you type with word prediction. The combination of speech recognition and word prediction reduces the amount of typing by 65 - 70%, even if your speech is hard to understand.
The toolbar is the complete user interface. It sits at the top of your computer screen and ensures that other applications don't get behind it. SSR monitors the words it knows and whether it gets them right. It lets you know when it is time to run the speech optimization software to reduce errors.
SSR comes complete with a desktop microphone and USB speech processing module.
- Windows 7,8
- Minimum 1.0 GHz processor speed
- Minimum 2GB RAM
The SSR software is computationally intensive and will run best on newer models of computers. Computers that are more than a few years old will run slowly. We recommend computers have at least 2 GB of RAM.
Software Return Policy:
In keeping with software industry standards, we will gladly accept returns of packaged software within 30 days of purchase in an unopened package only. Software that is purchased as a download is considered opened at the time of purchase.
Software that has been opened or purchased as a download may only be replaced with identical software / media within 30 days if the originally purchased software is defective.
Since 1995, InvoTek has focused on pursuing new ways for people with disabilities to access computers, environmental controls, and augmentative communication devices. InvoTek’s mission is to empower people with severe disabilities through the development of accessible technology. The people they serve are integral to the research and design process. They are the teachers and the critics, ensuring that the products meet their needs.
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