Smart Talk and Goodmans come together to roll out what is deemed to be the world’s first talking Freeview set top box, where it comes complete with a nifty text-to-speech option that will help users who struggle with on screen words. This Text-To-Speech (TTS) capability will target specific groups including elderly, blind or partially sighted, as well as dyslexic folks, where all of them deal with Electronic Programming Guides (EPG), digital text and on screen menus and settings. This joint effort from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Harvard International, Pixsan and Loquendo has resulted in the Smart Talk Box, and will also come with the range of features often found in a Freeview machine such as a seven day EPG, reminders and parental controls. Out in the UK later this month, there is still no word on pricing.
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