My Way Speaker - Speaking, Web Browsing, Viewing Photos, Listening to Music
The My Way Speaker app will speak words or phrases that are shown on the screen, and can be used on most Windows computers. The voice used by the app is the voice that's currently set to be the default voice for your computer. You can use a mouse or keyboard to have words spoken, or use touch if your computer supports touch. If you have software for eye tracking or head tracking, then that software can also be used to have words spoken. You can change the words and phrases shown on the screen, and also have ad-hoc phrases spoken.
The My Way Speaker app has also been designed such that a switch device can be used to have words or phrases spoken, view photos, listen to music, and browse the web.
This demo video is a summary of the features in the latest version of the My Way Speaker app:
The following pictures show words, photos and web page links being highlighted when a switch device is being used:
To download the app, click on Install My Way Speaker. After clicking on this link, press the "Run" buttons on the first window that appears, and then click the "Next" buttons to continue the installation. Once you've clicked "Close" on the last window to appear, the installation is finished.
then run the My Way Speaker app from the desktop shortcut called "My
Once you've finished with the My Way Speaker app you can remove it from your computer by going to the Control Panel's Add or Remove Programs, and removing "My Way Speaker".
If you would like to have the My Way Speaker app changed so that it can be of more use to you, send your feedback and requests to Barker@Herbi.org.
Let me know at Barker@Herbi.org how I can make the My Way Speaker app more useful to you. For example:
- Adding playlists of songs which will be played as you spend a while browsing the web.
- Scan blocks of buttons as well as rows and individual buttons.
- Add or rename boards of words and phrases.
All the changes made to the My Way Speaker app are made in response to people interested in using the app. Currently the next big feature I'm planning to add to the app is the Presentation Mode that's currently in the 8 Way Speaker app. That feature can be useful for preparing a list of questions and comments that you'll like to say later, perhaps when visiting a doctor or when making a presentation.
More demo videos
Using a switch device to browse the web with the My Way Speaker app:
Using a switch device to view photos and listen to music with the My Way Speaker app:
Using the buttons for pausing and resuming music in the My Way Speaker app:
Using a switch device to select boards of words or phrases in the My Way Speaker app:
Setting up the My Way Speaker app for browsing the web, viewing photos or listening to music:
Using the Boards row when it's shown at the top, or bottom, or left in the My Way Speaker app:
Changing the word or phrase shown on buttons in the My Way Speaker app, and having ad-hoc phrases spoken:
More information on how the scan highlighting moves the buttons shown in the My
Ways Speaker app: