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Code Factory launches Mobile Speak Pocket, a full-fledged screen reader for Pocket PC Devices

19 August, 2005 by Peter Verhoeven

Code Factory S.L. announces the availability of Mobile Speak Pocket, a
screen reading software for Pocket PC and handheld devices running on the
Windows Mobile operating system.

Mobile Speak Pocket provides blind and visually impaired users access to all
the functionality of the device, allowing users to discover the exciting
world of Windows Mobile-based PDAs which have been traditionally
inaccesible. Mobile Speak Pocket provides blind and visually impaired users
with the flexibility of choosing a Pocket PC device of their choice from the
open market, which apart from providing a cost advantage will also enable
them to use mainstream devices on par with their sighted counterparts.

Code Factory launches Mobile Speak Pocket, a full-fledged screen reader for
"Mobile Speak Pocket demonstrates our commitment to providing blind and
visually impaired users access to mainstream devices through innovative
solutions" says Eduard Sanchez Palazon, Chief Executive Officer of Code
Factory S.L.

Mobile Speak Pocket in combination with a PDA and an external QWERTY or
Braille keyboard is an inexpensive yet powerful notetaking solution. Mobile
Speak Pocket is compatible with a wide range of Pocket PC devices from
leading manufacturers such as HP, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens. As Windows
Mobile technology advances, the device can easily be upgraded. Additionally,
Mobile Speak Pocket includes a powerful off-the-shelf scripting language
called LUA to make any third party applications accessible.

Mobile Speak Pocket works with popular speech synthesizers like Fonix and
Acapela. At the time of this press release, the following languages are
supported:

American and British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish,
Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese and Czech.

Support for additional languages like Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Chinese,
Finnish and Greek will be added soon.

With Mobile Speak Pocket the user will, among other features, be able to:

- Access the calendar
- Manage contacts
- Write notes and manage tasks
- Write, send and receive email messages
- Browse the internet with Pocket Internet Explorer
- Create, edit and read Word documents using Pocket Word
- Work with spreadsheets in Pocket Excel
- Access and change the device settings
- Use tools and utilities like the File explorer
- Listen to audio books and play music files.
- Use the extensive Mobile Speak Pocket commands for basic functions
and text navigation.
- Synchronize the device with your PC or other devices

Code Factory is closely working with several Braille device manufacturers
for providing support for these devices in Mobile Speak Pocket.


Code Factory will be releasing a version of Mobile Speak Pocket for Windows
Mobile-based Smart phones towards the end of this year.


The demo version of Mobile Speak Pocket is available for download from the
Code Factory website www.codefactory.es. A current list of distributors and
recommended devices is available on the website. Code Factory has also
launched a website for the Mobile Speak Pocket user community which can be
accessed at < a href="http://www.mspusers.com">www.mspusers.com.

About Code Factory


Code Factory has been founded in 1998 and since then has witnessed a
spectacular growth on the software market for accessible products. Our
software for computers, mobile phones and pdas are well known on the market.
Code Factory’s success lies in giving excellent customer support and to
respond immediately to the needs of the end users. Among our customers are
well known companies and organizations like ONCE and also carriers like TMN,
Vodafone, Redcom, SFR and many more. Good partners help us to provide
excellent text-to-speech technology for our products and to incorporate
Braille devices into our software.

For more information, contact Code Factory S.L. directly:


Code Factory, S.L., Rambla d’Egara 148 2-2, 08221 Terrassa (Barcelona)

Tel. +34 93 733 70 66, www.codefactory.es, sales@codefactory.es

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