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DISCONTINUED. (Verified 2/2006) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Accent-SA is a speech synthesizer designed as a stand-alone, battery operable version of the Accent-PC (see separate entry) for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Accent text processor can speak in two modes: Text Mode, which converts text to ordinary speech observing preprogrammed grammatical and other rules; and Spell Mode, which speaks all text and punctuation character by character. Other features include: a standard text processor with a preprogrammed vocabulary of over 20,000 words; speech rate of approximately 60 to 850 words per minute; use of CTRL-X to instantly empty the speech buffer; and a Downloadable Custom Dictionary (DCD) to create dictionaries of roughly 500 ten-character words. A standard RS- 232C serial port is provided for interface with a computer; an AC adapter is also included. POWER: Uses an internal rechargeable battery or the included wall mount alternating current (AC) Adaptor. OPTIONS: Foot pedal is available. Speech output software must be purchased separately. DIMENSIONS: 5.7 x 8.5 x 1.6 inches. WEIGHT: 2.5 pounds. WARRANTY: One year.