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DISCONTINUED. (Verified 2/2006) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Accent-MC is a speech synthesis board that plugs into IBM PS/2 computers. Speech output comes directly from the PS/2 speaker if no external speaker or headphones are connected. The Accent text processor can speak in two modes: Text Mode, which converts text to speech using preprogrammed grammatical and other rules; and Spell Mode, which speaks all text and punctuation character by character. Other features include: a standard text processor with a preprogrammed vocabulary of more than 20,000 words; an adjustable speech rate of approximately 60 to 850 words per minute; use of CTRL-X to instantly empty the speech buffer; and a Downloadable Custom Dictionary (DCD) to create pronunciation dictionaries of roughly 500 words of up to 10 characters each. A software program (included) allows synthesizer settings to be saved for later use. The Accent-MC has a 2K text buffer. Two 3.5 mm jacks for plugging in an external speaker or headphones are included. A foot pedal for controlling Accent-MC is available (extra). A screen reader program must be purchased separately; contact manufacturer for information on compatible programs. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PS/2 computers.