Salsa Script Authoring For Sal

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Product Description: 

Salsa is a voice output program designed for use with individuals learning braille. To create lessons for SAL, the instructor creates the braille using the desired method and reads the braille into Salsa. The program shows the braille lesson on-screen in Braille View.

Main Features: 

  • Braille View: Salsa automatically determines where cells are combined and what each word and cell on the page says. Users must tell Salsa whether the page is written in English Literary Braille or Nemeth Math Braille. Using Braille View, users can change the braille code from English Literary to Nemeth Math, or vice-versa, and Salsa automatically re-determines the meaning of each word and cell.
  • Word View: Switching to Words View, users can ensure that Salsa has properly interpreted each word on the page and make corrections where necessary. Salsa allows flexibility to control how each word is spoken when the student presses that word on SAL.
  • Cell View: like Word View, offers users complete control over what SAL says when they push to read a word. Cell view is used to control what SAL says on the second press (on most pages) that the student uses to ask SAL to spell a word. Both Word View and Cell View work well with SAL connected to the user's computer's serial port.
  • Page Properties: provides an overview of how SAL will behave when this page is loaded. For example, users can choose to set SAL's "Response to Reading Presses" to make SAL read cells as they are pressed, or read words on the first press and spell them on the second.
  • Map View: used to tell Salsa where there are activities.
  • Activity View: Used to add instructions for each activity, when this is needed.  Activity View also provides a way to remove activities or answers and to re-arrange the order of them. Salsa gives users the ability to create the braille pages for SAL right on the user's braille embosser and also allows them to create barcode labels for these sheets on almost any laser or inkjet printer.
  • Salsa includes:
    • Extensive online help.
    • A CD-ROM containing more valuable information resources.
    • A template to help users apply barcode labels accurately.
    • A serial cable to connect SAL unit to a computer.

More Information: 

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.