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Comp 190 Project Status Report Jeremy Parker and Tony Penta.

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1 Comp 190 Project Status Report Jeremy Parker and Tony Penta

2 Our Project  Create a typing tutor  Make it accessible to users who are sighted or blind

3 Acessibility Text-to-speech Stereo audio Visual component Interesting games Common Features

4 What has been done? LINK talking keyboard LINK talking keyboard $1,395 $1,395 Standard typing tutors Standard typing tutors Many versions Many versions Range from free to ~$50 Range from free to ~$50 Braille key stickers Braille key stickers Not practical Not practical

5 Talking Typing Tutors $90 for one-year personal license $90 for one-year personal license Only works with Windows Only works with Windows $190 + $90/year after that $190 + $90/year after that Only works with Windows Only works with Windows $104 $104 Only works with Windows Only works with Windows

6 A Better Way of Thinking Jeremy and Tony’s Talking Typing Tutor Jeremy and Tony’s Talking Typing Tutor –Free! –Cross-platform!

7 We talk a big game, but how will we ever be able to back it up? Our investigation: Our investigation: –Java Speech API and FreeTTS –Java Sound –Java applets Doctors say: “Too much Java will give you a heart attack!” Doctors say: “Too much Java will give you a heart attack!”

8 The Answer: Macromedia Director Web-deliverable Cross-platform Support for text-to-speech engines Easier audio and video

9 Divisions of the Project Introduction/general tutorial Introduction/general tutorial Introduce the QWERTY system Introduce the QWERTY system Teach home keys, where to go from there Teach home keys, where to go from there Games Games Common to most others Common to most others Similar themes Similar themes


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