General Product Improvements in v11.50
Better management of installed speech synthesisers means that the Dolphin product will now take considerably less time to load. For users who primarily use only one Text-to-Speech synthesiser, this will now be the only synthesiser to load when the product launches, dramatically reducing startup times on most systems. For users who need to access multiple speech devices, these can still be loaded when your software starts. By default, only the last used synthesiser will be loaded. If you would like all synthesisers to load when the Dolphin product starts, you can enable this through the "General" menu > Startup Preferences. This new behaviour is optimised for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but users of Windows XP will also notice an improvement.
Users of the Dolphin Pen II can now apply Dolphin software updates to take advantage of the latest advances in the Dolphin software. Regular free updates bring a variety of improvements and fixes to the Dolphin product and users of the latest Dolphin Pen technology, which implements innovative new USB hardware technology to protect your USB drive against harmful Malware, can now benefit from these free product updates.
Dolphin's powerful scripting solution, based on the popular Lua scripting language, continues to mature in version 11.50.
- New functions, including new area tree and system functions.
- New parameters, to reflect improvements in text announcement e.g. for spelling speed.
- Updated functions, some of the Area functions return additional information.
- Updated documentation, allowing scripters to discover the purpose, parameters and possibilities of the new functions.
For more information about scripting Dolphin access software, including how to support speech magnification and Braille users with a single script, visit the Dolphin scripting Zone http://www.YourDolphin.com/Scripts.
These are new features found in Dolphin's v11.50 Access Tools, read what's new in v11.50 to find out about other features of these products.