Development of software called "Speech Support" completed in Shimane Prefecture

The Deaf staff writes sentences on the computer screen of touch panel type . (photo:

A software, called "Speech Support" (15,800 yen), which speaks Japanese with a composite tone when sentences are input in the personal computer, was developed.

A nonprofit organization that supports social participation of persons with disabilities in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture has worked on the project with a local company.

The project, funded about 3.5 million yen by Mitsubishi Foundation, was completed in July, 2010 after two years.

About 500 kinds of sentences frequently used in the daily life are already installed in the software to help the person having difficulty in speech.

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