[squeak-dev] A $140 pc for running Squeak
btc at openinworld.com
Sat Jul 2 07:29:02 UTC 2016
On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 3:58 AM, Louis LaBrunda
<Lou at keystone-software.com> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> Thanks for the response. What we really need is speech to text, kind of like what people do
> when they talk to Siri and the text is typed into a file. If we could get short sentences
> displayed in large text my dad could read it and know what we are talking about. We try to
> write things down for him but it is hard to write not too big, not too small and not too skinny
> so he can read it. We have tried typing on a cheap tablet (too old and slow for speech to
> text) and he can read it but it takes too long to type things. I think an iPad would work
> (a lady at the VA tried it on a smart phone which got the text right but it was too small for him
> to read)
Have you tried connecting such a smart phone to larger screen via
hdmi? Then you could also use the build in camera for things like
for People with Visual Impairments
> so if the Raspberry 3 is fast enough to convert speech to text, that would be great.
> Thanks again, Lou
>>> On 01-07-2016, at 6:14 AM, Louis LaBrunda <Lou at Keystone-Software.com> wrote:
>>> Do you know if there is any software that would run on this and work
>>> well that can convert speech to text and display it in large type on the screen?
>>There is a fair bit of text to speech and vice versa on the Pi. I have no direct experience with any of them and the nearest I’ve got is pondering using something like www.festvox.org stuff to add actual speech to Scratch. Some googling for ‘raspberrypi text to speech’ offers quite a few interesting looking options - ‘Jasper’ has been highlighted on the pi blog a couple of times.
>>I can imagine running something like that and using it to provide the text for Squeak to display. A Pi has plenty of power these days, and with 4 cores at 1.2GHz we really can’t complain.
> Louis LaBrunda
> Keystone Software Corp.
> SkypeMe callto://PhotonDemon
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