The Speech Editor, new for TapSpeak Choice 2.0, combines the old Label and Recording Editors and adds some features to support text to speech and additional scanning auditory prompts.
Note: The message window can seamlessly interleave generated speech (TTS) and recordings.
Here’s the an example of the Speech Editor:
The Title is the text that’s shown on the top of the button if the Show Title switch is set to on. You can edit the title text by tapping the existing title text or the empty field.
The Show Title switch lets you show or hide the button’s title.
The Spoken row shows what kind of speech will be output for the button. You have three options:
- Same As Title – The spoken text is the same as the button’s title.
- TTS – The spoken text is different from the button’s title. You’ll see the spoken text here if the button is set to use TTS.
- Recording – The speech produced by the button is a recording.
The Scanning row shows what kind of scanning auditory prompt will be output for the button. If you don’t use scanning you can disregard this row.
- Same As Speech – The spoken text is the same as the how the Spoken row is configured. For example, if the Spoken row is set to Same as Title, the auditory prompt will be the same as the title. If Spoken is set to a recording, the auditory prompt will be the same as the spoken recording.
- TTS – The auditory prompt text is different from the spoken text. You’ll see the auditory prompt text in this row.
- Recording – The auditory prompt is a recording specific to scanning.
You can configure the spoken and scanning/auditory prompt to have one of three settings.
Same As sets Spoken/Scanning to the same as the button title (for spoken), or same as the Spoken setting (for scanning). You’ll see the same as text on the screen or a prompt that it’s a recording. Tap the play button to hear the speech.
TTS sets the button to have a specific Spoken/Scanning text string. Tap the text field to enter/edit the TTS text. Tap the play button to hear the generated speech.
Recording lets you record speech (or any sound for that matter) for a button. Tap and hold the record button to record and release the record button to stop recording. Tap the play button to review the recording. You can record over the recording as many times as you want.