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Acapela, a developer of speech solutions, and Motto – Captura, the Danish specialists in the development of mobile solutions for people suffering from dyslexia, have launched CapturaTalk, a new device aimed at people with dyslexia and other forms of reading and writing difficulties.

The new software solution, integrated in the HTC TyTN Pocket PC Smartphone, reads aloud any text through voice synthesis. Texts can range from a picture image that the users have photographed themselves with the integrated camera, or a file that has been saved in the PDA’s memory.
The idea behind CapturaTalk originates from the EU-project MELFO (Mobile e@Learning for Dyslexics). Lars-Erik Larsson, Managing Director of Acapela Sweden AB, comments: “The tool is applicable in many different contexts. There is a great level of interest in tools with integrated speech synthesis on a private as well as professional level, from schools and work places or indeed for personal use.”