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    Voice banking.

    Anyone tried voice banking? Anyone got any recommendations or advice please?

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    Hi Jim;

    Do it as soon as you can, there is no cost till you want to download it and use it.

    Contact Richard Cave, via Mnda connect.

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    How much dose it cost?

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    Hi Jim;

    I don't think there's any cost till you down load it.

    I think that Richard said that it costs 100 euro but give him a ring on Monday and ask.

    Love Terry

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    According to MND Scotland (20/07/2018) Acapela costs €2400 (about £2070) plus £120 for an App if it’s to be used on iOS.

    Further info: https://www.mndscotland.org.uk/media...king-final.pdf

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    Once again may I remind everyone that the NHS is obliged to provide anyone with speech problems a method of communication. This may include a tablet and speech app, in my case an iPad and predictable. Given the financial constraints on the NHS they are clearly not going to provide the ridiculously expensive Acepela system.

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    Thanks for kindly giving us that very useful information Barry.

    Sometimes we are not pro-actively told by Speech Therapists etc what they should be supplying us with free of charge - and so it's good to have an idea of what our statutory entitlement is.

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    Hi Barry and Ellie,

    Richard told me that the cost of the speech to download was very similar to model talker and was 100 euros. He gave the impression that the Mnda have been working with them, so maybe he has secured a special rate. I could have misunderstood but that would be a first.

    Most of the special made computer talking machines seem to cost over £2000, but they are probably better than I Pads for talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry52 View Post
    Once again may I remind everyone that the NHS is obliged to provide anyone with speech problems a method of communication.
    Hi Barry,

    Does that include voice banking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post

    Richard told me that the cost of the speech to download was very similar to model talker and was 100 euros. He gave the impression that the Mnda have been working with them, so maybe he has secured a special rate. I could have misunderstood but that would be a first.
    It would be great if it were only €100 to buy your own Acapela voice - the bargain of the century...

    The actual voice banking recordings are free to do, the charge comes when you want to download the finished product.

    Anyway, I'm sure Richard will clarify the pricing structure for you.

    If you buy your own banked voice from Acapela, it will also be available to use on Predictable from "April 2019".

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