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How would you feel if you want to say something but can’t? Would you be able to find a job or simply chat with your friends and family? It’s a struggle! That is why iSpeak4U has created HandySpeech which helps hundreds of people and changes their lives by giving them their voice back.
The only handwriting-to-speech application for mobile devices, HandySpeech provides people a quick and easy conversational tool.
The application’s ability to translate handwritten text into spoken language makes HandySpeech easier to use and more natural than available keyboarding solutions. The app remembers frequently used phrases, learns the user’s handwriting style, understands cursive, print and mixed writing styles. It generates natural-sounding male and female voices in a total of 13 languages by leveraging award-winning Nuance voice technologies.
HandySpeech is a valuable tool for people who have lost their ability to speak due to injury or disease including oral, head and neck cancer, Muscular Dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease, autism, stroke or brain injury and for those who is recovering from a surgery. It allows users to write on a device screen with their finger or stylus and have the device read aloud what an individual has intended to say.
HandySpeech is approved by Dr. Bernard Grela, Ph.D. Professor Department Chair Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences University of Connecticut "The HandySpeech app is appropriate for individuals who have a speech disorder resulting from a vocal fold pathology (i.e., affecting the larynx). This includes individuals with oral and laryngeal cancers, motor speech disorders affecting the larynx and oral structures such as apraxia of speech, and patients who are placed on vocal rest due to recent surgery to treat vocal nodules or overuse of their voice. This app could also be useful for individuals with ALS and muscular dystrophy as long as they have enough motor control to write. This app will help to reduce the frustration and helplessness associated with the inability to talk."
The application was created by a twelve-year-old boy who was inspired by his sister, an autistic young girl with speech disabilities. “I invented HandySpeech to give a voice to people who find it difficult to or are unable to speak,” said Eric Zeiberg. “The application is dedicated to courageous people who struggle every day to overcome their disabilities. I hope that HandySpeech will provide much needed help and open new opportunities for people in need.”
HandySpeech: •It remembers you favorite and frequently used phrases for use at the store, doctor's office, on the phone - for quicker ability to say something. •Advance handwriting recognition technology: -correction based on context - corrects written words based on user's intention; -learns user handwriting style - improves ability to recognize user's handwriting over time; -understand cursive, print and mixed writing style; •Alternative keyboard input
Notes •Either WiFi or Cell data connection is required
What People are saying about HandySpeech * "The app has given my best friend back to me. It's not my husband's voice, but it's his words!" * "A nice contribution to quality of live for speech impaired folks." * "We can't believe - it's a God send!" * "What you have done is beyond expectation!" * "Sounds like a winner for so many!" * "This app will help so many who have struggled throughout their lives to be heard." * "This is an inspiration to our entire developer community."
To learn more about the HandySpeech application visit www.iSpeak4U.com.
iSpeak4U is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities through innovations in assistive technologies. Its mission is to create easy-to-use mobile applications to help people with disabilities to achieve an independent lifestyle, open new opportunities, and reach their full potential.