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Talking Mouse for the IBM Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038989D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Norsworthy, MT [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for using the IBM voice communications adapter in conjunction with the IBM Personal Computer (PC) mouse to allow a personal computer to "talk" about what is being displayed on the PC display monitor. The flow chart illustrates the steps involved in the talking mouse program. The talking mouse program provides individuals with a vision impairment the opportunity to read what is on a PC display monitor. The talking mouse also provides a method for individuals to annotate documents with their voice input. Based upon distinctive mouse "clicks," the user is able to listen to the "Voice Communications Option Synthetic Voice" program read various portions of the display screen. This is accomplished by program access to the display memory locations.