This site is dedicated to three text based communication aids called Htyp, Write Easy and RC-scan. All are accessible by keyboard, mouse and switches, all use synthetic speech and digitised speech, are available under Windows, need some service and have been thoroughly tested.
Htyp or Helps Type Your Prose is the oldest and was used in research intended for reading subjects with a communication handicap such as acquired dysarthria by bulbar ALS. Htyp is inspired by research from Alm, Newell and Todman who investigated reuse of stored text for people with a communication handicap.
Htyp organises texts in paragraphs and can read Morse code from the keyboard as well as from the mouse. It offers two-bit quartering, an innovative scanning system that can be operated with eyes closed and that combines well with macros and text prediction. Most other known scanning methods are available too.
Write Easy is a more recent project that uses Morse Code with maintained dashes to access macro’s and word prediction. With switches it combines unprecedented input rate with convincing presentation. If I would need a communication aid myself, Write Easy would be my choice.
RC-scan is learned in minutes and has several new functions. Its empty first column allows a moving matrix for people with lateral gaze paralysis, a reasonably effective jump option and two dimensional active scanning with a single switch and sustained dashes. If no time is available for service, RC-scan would be my choice.
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