Re: DECtalk Add-on for NVDA


You probably need a driver for it.  This computer I have doesn’t support the thing that needs a serial port. That’s why I’m glad mine died!  I don’t want the bother finding a place to get something where I can have it work.


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From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: July 12, 2021 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda


I have a dec-talk express, which I have used with window eyes.

Unfortunately, when I hooked it up and tried to use it with this computer,

It works for about half a minute and cuts out.  But it still thinks it's

working.  Pam.


-----Original Message-----

From: Howard Traxler

Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:11 PM


Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda


Those old DECtalks were pretty big and were driven from a serial port

(RS232).  I have five of them that I have not tried with NVDA yet.  If

anyone would like one (or a couple) let me know,  We could come to a deal.





On 7/11/2021 3:34 AM, Ian Blackburn wrote:

> The  deck talk that sounded the best  was the one that was about as big as

> a flatbed scanner Version two it was

> On 11 Jul 2021, at 4:30 pm, Ian Blackburn <ianblackburn@...>

> wrote:

> The hardware dick talk is USB driven it sounds okay but I haven’t used

> one for at least 10 or 11 years

> On 11 Jul 2021, at 4:24 pm, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:

> I am using dectalk with NVDA 20000-4

> and hopefully the add-on will be updated. Seems it was legal when I got

> it.

> Curtis Delzer

> HS

> K 6 V F O

> Rialto, CA

> curtis@...

> On 7/10/2021 12:33 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

>> I also like decktalk and eloquence, I would pay for a decktlak add on if

>> one existed as well.

>> *From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Micallef

>> Michael at FITA

>> *Sent:* Friday, July 9, 2021 7:07 PM

>> *To:*

>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda

>> I agree with Gene 100% the only dectalk version that is available is a

>> hardware based in a usb versio, and its not cheap and because I never

>> heard it I don’t know about its speech quality compared with the dectalk

>> of the venerable window-eyes.

>> *From:* <>

>> < <>> *On Behalf Of *Gene

>> via

>> *Sent:* Saturday, 10 July 2021 02:01

>> *To:* <>

>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda

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>> As far as I know, there is no legal Dectalk add-on at least not one that

>> sounds at all like what would be expected.  I don’t know if it is

>> possible to purchase Dectalk as a stand alone synthesizer, such as a SAPI

>> 5 synthesizer, but I’ve never heard of that either.

>> You may be able to get more information about the legal ability to

>> purchase Dectalk with a search but I’ve been on this list since the

>> rather early days of NVDA, and I think there would have been information

>> on the list before this if there were a legal add-on, and a legal way to

>> ;purchase Dectalk, at least at anything like a reasonable price, given

>> the interest in Dectalk.

>> Years ago, someone who worked with Dectalk provided a legal version of

>> Dectalk but it was evidently very old and it sounded very different than

>> the Dectalk people expect.

>> Gene

>> -----Original Message-----

>> *From:*Josh Kennedy <mailto:joshknnd1982@...>

>> *Sent:*Friday, July 09, 2021 6:42 PM

>> *To:* <>

>> *Subject:*Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda

>> I would like a decTalk addon that works with NVDA2021.1 as well, but I

>> prefer decTalk 4.41 through 4.6.









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