Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Assistive tech update

So I finally got around to learning some python not to long ago. My python skills are still pretty basic. Hopefully I can get good enough with it to crank out some text to speech software for autistics. The software will probably end up being open source.

On the hardware side of things. Once I can afford it, I want to get an Asus EEE PC. Those are small enough that they might make good text to speech devices. Also, the newest flavor can apparently run for 5 to 7 hours. The other thing I want to look at is a PDA that can run linux. That would be sweet. Although a small laptop would be more convenient for entering text. Inputting text on my Palm PDA is a bit of a pain.

Thats about it. I will keep you updated.

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