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Dolphin Guide is designed for blind and partially sighted people who have little or no knowledge of computers. It makes a computer accessible and easy to use by reading onscreen information aloud with synthetic speech. Dolphin Guide is not just a screen reader but a package of easy-to-use program including email creation, word processing, internet access, and much more.
Please note: if you are already a computer user and intend to use Microsoft Word and other office packages you will need to choose an alternative screen reading program. Guide can be turned off at any time to access the standard Windows environment.
Choose from three naturally sounding synthetic speech voices
Change the text and background colors as well as magnify the text and image to suit your needs
Add a scanner to your computer and Guide will read your letters, bank statements, newspaper, magazine or any printed document back
Send, receive, edit, forward, save and print emails using a simple and easy to understand interface
Emails will be downloaded automatically and displayed in a list where you can choose which ones to read either in large print or listen to them using synthetic speech
Write, edit, save, retrieve, spell check and format documents and letters then save documents and letters into different formats including Microsoft Word, Rich text, plain text, audio (MP3) or print a hard copy if with a printer
Includes a simple and easy to use web browser to help users navigate the internet
Key describer mode helps users understand the layout of the keyboard by echoing key presses
Built-in typing tutor which helps improve typing skills and make using a keyboard easier and faster
Store postal addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses for all your friends, family and other contacts in the address book
Guide will automatically download music CD titles, artist names and track listings, then with playback controls leave the CD playing while you use other areas of Guide such as writing a letter or surfing the internet
Keep track of your appointments and events and set reminders to alert you before you miss one
Listen to radio stations broadcasted live on the internet and access them quickly and easily
Send and receive messages to friends and family instantly with Instant Messenger
Guide enables you to make free calls over the internet using Skype
Windows 7, 8.1, 10
2GB RAM Memory
5GB free hard disk space
2GHz Processor (Intel Pentium, Xeon, i-Series or AMD equivalent recommended)
Reliable internet connection for browsing, downloading and streaming audio media such as internet radio (optional)
Audio output from speakers or headset
Peripherals (such as printers and scanners): any off-the-shelf device should perform well with Guide
Antivirus solutions that work best with Guide: we recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender in Windows 8.1) or AVG Free edition