British voices for Mac OS X improve pronunciation

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AssistiveWare / Acapela Group today announced an update to the British Infovox iVox voices for Mac OS X. This update improves the pronunciation of a number of Mac related terms as well as several other words. The voices work great with Leopard.

The Infovox iVox voices, once installed on the computer, appear in the Speech panel of the System Preferences and can be used by any application that has speech functionality, including Preview, TextEdit, Mail, VoiceOver, Microsoft Word (through its Speech toolbar), VisioVoice, Proloquo, GhostReader, Acrobat, AppleScript, Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh (version 3.0.4. and higher), TextHelp Read and Write Gold for Mac (version 2.1 and higher) and many others.

Our UK reseller Microlink PC (http://www.microlinkpc.co.uk) now offers the British voices at a discount when sold with a new Mac and TextHelp Read and Write Gold for Mac.

Voices are currently available for the following languages: American English, British English, Finnish, French, Canadian French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, American Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian and Swedish. All of these voices are Universal Binary and compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 and higher, including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Infovox iVox voices are sold per language with each language consisting of one or more male and/or female voices. All languages contain the American English Heather voice as a bonus. All languages, except the Scandinavian ones, are available for a suggested retail price of US$ 99 in North America and 99 Euro excluding VAT everywhere else.

This is for the first language. Additional language packs are available for a suggested retail price of US$ 49.50 in North America and 49.50 Euro excluding VAT everywhere else. Scandinavian languages are available for a suggested retail price of 219 euro excluding VAT and as an additional language for 109.50 euro excluding VAT. Multi-user and educational classroom and school licenses are also available for Infovox iVox.

For more information, a fully-functional downloadable demo and to listen to samples of the voices please consult the product page on the AssistiveWare website.

Infovox iVox is distributed worldwide by AssistiveWare. For more information contact AssistiveWare directly or one of our distributors such as Origin Instruments Corporation (http://orin.com) for North America or ordiTICE (http://orditice.com) for France.

AssistiveWare is the worldwide leader in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X that gives people back their lives. Entirely dedicated to developing and deploying natural language interfaces, Acapela Group is the European leader in speech solutions. AssistiveWare and ConvenienceWare are trade names and trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. VisioVoice, SwitchXS, KeyStrokes, TouchStrokes, LayoutKitchen, GhostReader 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.

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