The Home Page Reader 3.0 for Windows allows many visually impaired and blind users to buy, sell, and trade on the Internet. Offered by IBM, the device is a low-cost, easy-to-use, talking web browser that works with e-business web sites.
Version 3.0 supports English, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese. To present web-based material in an integrated solution, the browser combines IBM's ViaVoice Outloud text-to-speech technology with Mi-crosoft Internet Explorer. The information is heard through the company's Outloud speech synthesizer. Compatibility with Windows 98, Millennium, and 2000 is provided.
While the English version will be available in December, the translated versions will be available in their respective countries by March. Users of Home Page Reader versions 2.0 and 2.5 will be able to download a free upgrade to the newest version by the end of the year. The Home Page Reader version 3.0 will cost $149.
For more information, visit www.ibm.com, or call (800) SHOP-IBM.