MELLEN, Wis., July 27 /PRNewswire/ — More than 5 million people suffer from speech disabilities and more than 500,000 people annually suffer from stroke or other medical conditions that leave them unable to verbally communicate with family members or caregivers.
Touch & Talk Software International announced today that the Touch & Talk Speech Communication and Therapy Software package is now available for retail pharmacy, hospital, clinic and therapy service distribution and sale.
The Touch & Talk system is a speech communication and therapy tool for patients suffering from Stroke, ALS, MD, Autism, Cancer, Trauma and other speech communication disabilities. Patients simply point, click, tap or type words from alphabetized word or phrase lists to build sentences and Touch & Talk’s built-in text-to-speech engine will narrate the intended text to speech with a male or female voice through the computers speakers for true quality of life communication to family members and caregivers. Touch & Talk offers many quality of life enhancements such as 911 alerts, optional instant messaging, medication reminders and caregivers log as well as large buttons and screen options to assist patients with impaired vision and in regaining lost motor control.
Touch & Talk has been developed and tested by patients and medical professionals since 2003 and is currently available in English for Windows based PC’s, laptop and touch screen computers. The Touch & Talk Spanish release is expected early 2008. Several hospital and pharmacy chains are reviewing the Touch & Talk system for distribution and Touch & Talk Software International invites institutional and retail seller inquiries for all English speaking countries and markets.
Touch & Talk Software International, based in Mellen Wisconsin, has provided specialty software titles since 1997 with the Touch & Talk product and purchase information available on the company’s website http://www.touchntalk.com/.
Contact: John R. Harding of Touch & Talk Software International, +1-715-264-2810