GOK turns 1.0, and FreeTTS turns 1.2
By Peter Korn on Feb 24, 2005
Following on the heels of the Solaris 10 release, are two more accessibility releases!
FreeTTS, the open source software text-to-speech engine written in the Java language, recently turned 1.2. FreeTTS ships with Solaris 10, and is one of the text-to-speech engines supported by the Gnopernicus screen reader/magnifier. The FreeTTS project is led by Willie Walker, one of my companions at the Sun Accessibility Program Office.
Earlier this week, the incredible, award winning, dynamic GNOME On-screen Keyboard (aka GOK) turned version 1.0! Like FreeTTS, GOK ships with Solaris 10. As noted elsewhere, GOK provides a host of features not available in any other on-screen keyboard. To steal a line from David Bolter, Go Gok!