What is J-Say Pro?
J-Say Pro brings together Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional version
11, from Nuance, and JAWS For Windows version 13, from Freedom Scientific.
However, although the product integrates these two applications, it also
presents the User with an easy to understand interface enabling interaction
with the computer using natural language and easy to remember and understand
Who can use it?
As the product has evolved the range of people who are benefiting from the
technology has increased. From people who simply want to be more productive
and use their voice as an additional means of computer input and control, to
individuals who have complex combinations of needs, and who find it difficult
if not impossible to make use of computer technology using traditionally
accepted methods of input access and control.
Even more remarkably many people interacting with this technology do not
have a visual impairment simply finding it difficult or uncomfortable to use
the computer screen and so find the J-Say Pro approach more suited to their
What applications does J-Say Pro work with?
J-Say Pro provides access to applications which reflect the three most
common things which people need to do with computers on a day-to-day basis.
Complete access to this application is made possible enabling people,
without having to touch the keyboard or look at the screen, to create
documents, control text layout, fill in forms and other complex documents, and
open/save files, amongst other things.
If you need to word process, doing it the J-Say way takes away the need to
use either one's hands or one's eyes, do it all controlling the application
with your voice and accessing the computer screen with your ears.
If you need to work with e-mail, then J-Say Pro provides you with a set of
tools to enable you to take complete control of anything e-mail related.
From creating messages to Email navigation, moving and copying messages to
folders, to keeping track of your schedule through the Outlook calendar. Our
user interface to Microsoft Outlook provides the user with fast, efficient and
effective access and control to all aspects of the application.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
J-Say Pro technology provides intuitive access to all aspects of internet
navigation and control. From the finding, launching and browsing of WebPages,
to the completion of web forms such as searches and shopping carts, J-Say
provides the user with natural language internet access like never before.
Whatever the supported application one is working in you are never more
than a simple voice command away from interactive help. From where you are on
the screen, how to interact with a particular control, right through to
obtaining a comprehensive list of commands, the J-Say Help system has been
designed to be friendly and easily accessible from anywhere.
What Else Can I Expect from J-say Pro?
- Dictate text in a natural way and have it instantly echoed back to you.
- Rapidly move through list items, words, lines, sentences and paragraphs
and have the selected unit spoken back.
- Use natural language commands to gain access to the many features of
JAWS for Windows. For example, say the words "Be Quiet" to instantly silence
the speech synthesiser, or "talk faster" and "talk slower" to change the
rate of the speech.
- Create J-Say Shortcuts which can reproduce lengthy text passages (such
as twenty paragraphs) with a single voice command.
- Take control of your Braille display with J-Say Professional. If you use
a Braille display, it is no longer necessary to remember the key
combinations to control the Braille output. These commands will also prove
to be a tremendous advantage to people who can read Braille, but who do not
have the dexterity necessary to press buttons or keys on the unit.
- Scan and read your documents with easy-to-remember voice commands. J-Say
Professional utilises the power and flexibility of the Open Book or Kurzweil
1000 scanning packages to allow a person who is unable to use the keyboard
or mouse to take advantage of this fantastic product.
- Execute many commonly used procedures within the WINDOWS operating
system with voice commands. Good examples would be to move directly to the
WINDOWS Desktop or to maximise the application and document windows, so that
the program fills the entire screen.
- Teach the software how you pronounce words and phrases, such as
terminology of a technical nature, with our interface which allows you to
easily add words and phrases to the vocabulary. Our special utility can also
be used by sighted assistants if necessary. Alternatively, use the superb
access to the NaturallySpeaking Professional correction system. J-Say Pro
can speak the individual components of the correction dialogue box either in
their entirety or individually.
- The J-Say Pro Configuration Wizard lets you take control of all the
product's special functions without the need to remember a number of voice
- J-Say Pro will not only read the text necessary to train the system to
recognise the human voice, but it will also intelligently teach the user to
intonate correctly during this process. J-Say Pro will advise you upon
request how much of the training text still needs to be read and provides
context sensitive help while managing other aspects of voice profile
- Move through tables easily either within Internet Explorer or Microsoft
Word. Again, the navigation language is simple to learn with no
- Use our slick Back-Up and restore utilities to make a permanent copy of
your speech files and restore them at a later date if necessary.
- Use a voice command to check whether all your applications have been
exited, prior to closing the computer down. If they have not, J-Say Pro will
place focus upon the application which is active, advise you what it is, and
invite you to close it.
Further Information about J-Say Professional
Assuming a level of installation and training is purchased, J-Say Pro can
be easily configured to allow a physically disabled and visually impaired
person to independently carry out tasks such as dialing telephone numbers,
through to using software-based DVD and DAISY talking book players. J-Say Pro
can also be customized to perform optimally with applications used in the
J-Say Pro 10.0 provides interoperability for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro 11.5
and JAWS for Windows 13.0.718. Support for legacy versions of both underlying
products may be available upon request. Upgrades are available for between $195 and $285. Please call 1-888-641-6776 ext. 1 for more information.