Chapter 5: Exercises
7. Voice Settings
Spend no more than 5 minutes familiarising yourself with the three methods of toggling Voice on and off.
Consider the method a mouse user and a keyboard user might adopt to complete this task.
Practise giving instructions to a mouse user and to a keyboard user about ways to turn the voice on and off.
Spend no more than 5 minutes familiarising yourself with the three methods of changing the volume and speed of the voice. How fast can you make the voice go and still understand what it says?
Consider the method a mouse user and keyboard user might adopt to complete this task.
Consider the time it takes to change the volume and speed when using each of these methods. Which method is fastest?
Go to the Voice Preferences dialog box and select the Voice and Language tab to discover what voices and languages are available with the synthesizer you are currently using.
Go to the Synthesizer Configuration tab and select a different synthesizer to see what voices and languages it supports. What synthesizer reports the most available languages?
Visit www.yourdolphin.com and find out what synthesizers and voices are available with each localised version of SuperNova.
If a client reports that she cannot hear any speech output from SuperNova and it was previously working, what are the first 3 checks you would do?