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Re: DeckTalk Express


From: D Hubbard
Date: May 18, 2009 4:35PM

Hello James,

Thanks for the info, I'll have to think about what I want to do. I just
know it was so much better having separate sound sources, much easier to
listen that way.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jablonski, James (LNI)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] DeckTalk Express

> Hello Diane and listers,
> I just recently had my DecTalk Express repaired and it works fine with
> WindowsXP. It gets its data stream from the serial port and not all of
> the newer computers have one. The repair cost $390 and covered anything
> and everything except battery and power supply.
> I found Mr. Mitch Miller at Keyways Inc. in Ohio and he did a good job.
> There may be other places as well. In looking for a used DECtalk
> Express some time ago, e-bay had a few in the $400 range. Given all
> that, you may do well to consider the new DECtalk USB which I believe
> runs around $695.
> I hope that helps,
> James
> James Jablonski, Assistive Technology Consultant
> Washington State, Department of Labor & Industries
> <EMAIL REMOVED> (360) 902-5888 FAX (360) 902-6300
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of D Hubbard
> Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:56 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] DeckTalk Express
> Good Morning All,
> I recently purchased software made in Holland to record things like
> radio shows fromn the net etc. I didn't think about this at the time
> but of course with me using JAWS and that's obviously audio as well, if
> I'm trying to create a playlist to record say from my Myspace page, I
> have to turn off my speech. I had, at one time, back in the Windows '98
> days, DeckTalk Express External which was great because the speech was
> separate making it easier to listen to both music and speech and it now
> wouldn't pick up on the recording. All this to ask if anyone knows who
> makes DeckTalk and if I can update to use with Windows XP. Thanks as
> I'm sure someone will know.
> -Diane