pVoice - using Perl to enable the disabled - Jouke Visser
Thursday, The Onion Room, 1010, 20 mins

This 20 minute talk will explain what pVoice is, how it's used, and why none of the users are aware that it's powered by Perl.

pVoice is an application for Augmentative and Alternative Communications. It enables people who have very limited possibilities to operate a computer (or any device for that matter) and who can't speak themselves, to communicate. Users can select images that are displayed on the screen to form sentences, and once they're done they can let the computer pronounce it using a Speech Synthesizer.