Ultimate Talking Dictionary
The Ultimate Talking Dictionary (UTD), first and foremost, is a comprehensive, unabridged dictionary. However, this is not a regular dictionary; it has a few features that may surprise you. The UTD will read the definition of a word to you and it will use the word in a sentence so that you will get a true understanding of the word. The total dictionary that comes with the UTD contains over 250,000 words, including slang, jargon, and information about historic figures such as George Washington. The UTD also has a fully integrated thesaurus for referencing synonyms of all words.
Hot Key Word Lookup: Definitions are only a key press away. The UTD will work with virtually any program. To look up a word, all you have to do is highlight it in your current application (i.e. email, word processing, Internet), press the F11 key and almost instantly you have the definition of the word being read to you.
Reading: The UTD will read the definitions to you so that you can hear the meaning of a word, as well as, how to use it in a sentence. Both the “synonym” list and the “word prediction” list speak, so all you need to do is click on a word and it will be read to you.
Spelling: If you misspell a word, the UTD will “predict” the word you are trying to spell and present you with a list of potential matches to the word. Once you “select” the one you want from the list, the UTD will read the word to you, so you can be sure that it is the word you want.
Power Search: If you do not know how to spell a word, but know part of the word, a “power search” will provide a list of all the words that contain that sequence of letters. Listen to the list and when you hear the one you want, simply select it and hear it read to you.
Thesaurus: The UTD has a built-in thesaurus and will automatically look up alternative words “synonyms” and "antonyms" every time you search a word.
Zoom: The “zoom” feature allows you to enlarge the print up to 400% of its original size to meet your online viewing needs.
Word History: The UTD keeps a history of all the words you look up in a particular online session so that you can easily go back to the previous word just by clicking on the “Back” button. It is just like using a web browser.
Accessibility: The UTD is designed to work with screen readers and screen magnifiers. The voice can be “turned off” so that it will not interfere with a screen reader voice. The UTD can also be used with just keyboard commands and does not require the use of a mouse.
- Operating System: Windows 7, Vista or XP
- CPU: 500 MHz or faster
- RAM: 128 MB
- Storage: 64 MB of Free space
- CD ROM Drive: 4X or Faster
- SVGA Monitor with screen resolutions set at 800x600 or higher
- Sound Card with Speakers
- Keyboard and Mouse
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