Amsterdam – 3 October 2006 – AssistiveWare today announced the
release of VisioVoice(R) 1.0.1. VisioVoice is an award-winning
product for blind and vision impaired Mac users providing a number of
speech and vision related features to enhance access to Mac OS X.
These include: (1) the conversion of Text, Word, HTML, PDF and RTF
files to audio files or iPod-ready iTunes tracks; (2) a document and
selection reader with fast forward and rewind functions; (3) Large
cross-hair and target cursors; (4) Text and Image zoom windows; (5)
Spoken interface elements as the user navigates across the screen;
(6) Multilingual support to Apple’s excellent VoiceOver technology
(initially French and Dutch).

Version 1.0.1 contains the following enhancements:

– The Document Reader now also works with encrypted PDFs

– The Text Zoom and Talking Interface are now more responsive and more accurate

– The Selection Reader now works more reliably with text selected in Safari

– Voice volume and speech rate settings now work correctly [fix]

– Highlighting of spoken words now also works correctly for accented
characters [fix]

– Several other fixes and improvements.

VisioVoice is bundled with Infovox iVox, which allows the naturally
sounding, high quality voices of the Acapela Group to be used by any
Speech Manager compliant application on Mac OS X, including Tiger’s
built-in VoiceOver screen reader. Infovox iVox includes all voices
available for a language of choice. The following languages are
available: US English, UK English, French, German, Italian, Danish,
Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Introductory suggested retail pricing (25% discount) until 31
December 2006 excluding VAT:

Bundle of VisioVoice + Infovox iVox
All languages(except Scandinavian) 185 US$/Euro
Scandinavian languages 289 US$/Euro

Additional languages are half the price of Infovox iVox for that
language. Volume licenses are also available.

VisioVoice is a universal binary and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
For more information, a fully-functional downloadable demo and to
listen to samples of the voices please consult the product page:

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AssistiveWare ( is the worldwide leader
in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X that gives
people back their lives. This includes award-winning KeyStrokes(R)
and TouchStrokes(R) virtual keyboards, SwitchXS(R) scanning on-screen
keyboard, LayoutKitchen(R) panel editor, Proloquo(R) multi-purpose
speech solution, and VisioVoice(R), the award-winning solution for
vision impaired Mac users.

AssistiveWare is a trade name and registered trademark of Niemeijer
Consult. VisioVoice, SwitchXS, KeyStrokes, TouchStrokes,
LayoutKitchen, and Proloquo are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Niemeijer Consult. Infovox iVox is a trademark of Acapela Group.
All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.