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    Good morning

    interesting session on technical stuff at the south-east region meeting on Sunday.

    This lot gave a demonstration - https://thinksmartbox.com/product/grid-3/

    And pointed me to this lot to voice record - CereVoice Me - errrr - https://www.cereproc.com - it is about £500 but they do it at cost and people on Sunday reported good results

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    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for posting this. I tried the demo and the voice is okay. My one negative comment is that when you type it doesn’t always recognise the common words stored in my iPad so you have to type the whole word. It’s great that the tech guys are continuing to develope aids to improve the quality of life.

    Best wishes,
    Barry
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    Hello my wife has just started with this voice banking through the program provided through the N.H.S. Local team.
    there was no mention of payment at all.
    It took weeks for the team to get a mic in the end I got my own.
    She was enjoying doing it until it crashed our laptop.
    The program does not work with the updated version of Crome.
    Not impressed so far let’s hope things improve so she can continue with the banking before it’s too late.
    Thanks you
    Royo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royo View Post
    Hello my wife has just started with this voice banking through the program provided through the N.H.S. Local team.
    there was no mention of payment at all.
    It took weeks for the team to get a mic in the end I got my own.
    She was enjoying doing it until it crashed our laptop.
    The program does not work with the updated version of Crome.
    Not impressed so far letís hope things improve so she can continue with the banking before itís too late.
    Thanks you
    Royo
    I encourage you to also go the Model Talker route.
    You bank online. It cant crash. They save your voice.
    Then when ready you download it onto your ipad via the Predictable app. Predictable is the app that allows you to playback.

    Charles

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    Hi Roy;

    It's good to hear the speech therapist is involved and sorted out any cost.

    What program has she provided?

    You can phone Mnda connect and speak to them about the program and ask for advise as they have a person quite knowledgeably on the subject.

    Modal talker is the one used by most, it was free but now costs around £90 I think.

    Love Terry
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    It will only remain so if new people post and keep us updated on things that work or don't work and tips.

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    Hi Jes;

    There is a lot more information on this thread and if you search voice or banking you will find many more.

    Love Terry
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    It will only remain so if new people post and keep us updated on things that work or don't work and tips.

    Please post on old threads that are of use so that others see them and feel free to start new subjects and threads.

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    I just started working with ModelTalker today, mainly getting things set up. In the next few days I will try recording and submitting my 10 model sentences.

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    Hope all goes well, Martin;

    It's good to have a good mic at a consistent distance and a quite room.

    Love Terry

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    I also began my recording with Modeltalker this week.
    It took a good 2 weeks to get the set up correct. Bit of a faff as sent of 4 separate sample recordings. Problems with microphone settings.
    However the technical support team were exceptionally helpful and gave lots of feedback. Today got my first 50 sentences recorded. At this rate, it's going to take quite a while.

    Question for those who know...
    Am I being too picky - trying to get '3 greens' for every sentence? Or is a yellow for clarity/pronunciation acceptable?
    Marigold

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    I finished my model talker voice banking about 3 months ago. It wasn't right at the end so I contacted them and they let me record lots of phrases, names, food and places that I use frequently and incorporated those into what I'd already recorded. It was much improved so I completed it. My speach therapist said its just like my voice and the best that she'd heard from all of her patients who have done their model talker. It's on my Ipad for when I need it. I can add phrases inside the program. Lynne

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