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Does Your BoardMaker plus Speech Not Work Properly

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on Tue May 18, 2010

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Many people have recently upgraded to v.6 Boardmaker Plus! Unlike the old Boardmaker, this version speaks and so can be used by pupils for both school work and as a personal expressive communication support (or even perhaps as a full scale AAC system). But some people have been experiencing problems getting the voice to work properly - it seems to 'skip' to the end of the message without speaking it out fully - with both SAPI 4 and SAPI 5 voices. Mayer Johnson's technical support team have released the following 'fix' to correct the problem (which apparently only affects PCs with Windows XP and earlier):

To correct the problem you need to reduce the hardware acceleration on the sound card:

  1. Open the Control Panel and double-click Sounds.
  2. Click on the Audio tab.
  3. In the Sound Playback box, click on the Advanced button.
  4. Click on the Performance tab (Win 2000/XP) and Troubleshoot tab (Win 98).
  5. Move the Hardware acceleration slider to None. Click on the Apply button, then click on OK.
  6. Restart BoardMaker and check the speech.
     

Tags: Boardmaker, symbols, AAC

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