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Talking Dictionary 8.4.3

Talking Dictionary and Thesaurus for Blind and Disabled Computer Users.

Windows (98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003)
Shareware
9.1 MB
2,494
4.3/5 from 3 votes
The original encyclopedic 250,000 word Talking Dictionary. Talking Dictionary is a speech enabled 250,000-word English dictionary and thesaurus. The dictionary is based on the Wordnet 2.1 database and contains over 250,000 words.

These include historical figures, slang and jargon. Talking Dictionary has been designed for use by the non-sighted person. All of the controls are easily remembered keyboard shortcuts and it is a very fast and easy program to use. Talking Dictionary is designed to be used as a standalone program. What this means is that you do not need any kind of screen reading software or anything else to use this program. Note that for a limited time we will be offering our fully featured Talking Event Reminder away for free when you buy the CD version of this product.

New Features:
Fully updated with 8500 new word definitions and synonyms from Princeton University's dictionary database.
Can be used within other Windows programs, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Notepad, etc.
Can be minimized to system tray for quick and easy use.
Spell checker rewritten and improved.
Can be used to search for words when letters are missing from the input. For example, entering ch**se will return cheese, choose, etc.
For partially sighted users the text size can easily be adjusted.
If you have a screen reader you prefer to use Talking Dictionary can be used with it. Note that Talking Dictionary does not require a screen reader as it has its own built in speech functions.
Talking Dictionary CD version codes with new voices that can easily be installed. If you prefer to use tab navigable button controls as opposed to keystrokes, Talking Dictionary can be set to speak the name of each control that has focus. This mimics the behavior of a screen reader. Talking Dictionary comes with a standard Windows Help file, a plain text help file and a rich text format user manual. MP3 audio instructions for Talking Dictionary can be downloaded from our website.

What's New:

Fully updated with 8500 new word definitions.
Can now be used from within other Windows programs, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Notepad, etc.
Spell checker rewritten and improved.
Can search for words when letters are missing from the input.
Many more new features.