APH Talking PC Maps
APH Talking PC Maps, which is designed to be used by people who are visually impaired, provides spoken and on-screen map data and 12 million points of interest for U.S. states, territories, and Canada on one flash drive.
- It gives a verbal description of physical space and what it contains that is available in no other way except through eyesight.
- It gives persons with visual impairments the same information available to sighted persons through incidental learning when they look at maps, street signs, and signage on buildings.
- The software simulates actual travel, allowing the student to press keys for appropriate turns and street crossings in the process of map exploration.
- Points of Interest can be explored, searched, or announced as the student virtually passes them.
- Users can set a destination by street address or point of interest and track the distance and compass heading to that destination
- Users can save and print or emboss pedestrian or vehicle routes.
- Users can add customized descriptive information about a particular site on the map.
- Works on any computer, using Windows XP or later.
- A 32-bit or 64-bit system.
- Software is self-voicing on computers without screen readers.
- Screen readers compatible with this software include JAWS and Window-Eyes.
This product is discontinued by the manufacturer, but it may still be available for purchase from third party vendors. Try searching the product by name on the internet. Be careful as the manufacturer may no longer support it - or support it for long.