Parental Controls - Filter swear words taking control of what the Text to Speech reads.
The Parental Controls feature for
SpeakComputer's Text to Speech reader, Web Browser
and mini reader allow parents to filter out words, preventing the Text to Speech
software from speaking those words. Parents can modify and add additional words,
including replacement words via the main Parental Controls application. The Parental
Controls software includes a list of default words which can and should be expanded
by the parent. NOTE: These Parental Controls only work within the SpeakComputer
TTS Reader, TTS Web Browser and TTS Mini Speaker software programs.
They are designed to filter swear words preventing
what the software reads aloud.
To disable or enable Parental Controls.
The Parental Controls features are controlled by SpeakComputers Parental Controls
software. They are NOT enabled by default. To access this feature you need to be part
of the "Administrators" group on your Windows machine. Open the SpeakComputer Web
Browser and on the start menu, you will see the Parental Controls button as seen
Click on the Parental Controls button to open the Main panel. (NOTE: If you are
note a member of the Administrators group, you cannot gain access to the Parental
Windows Vista users with UAC enabled will be prompted for an Administrators password
or UAC confirmation.
With the Parental Controls panel open, you can add words, modify words or replacement
words and enable or disable the Parental Controls.
Replacement words allow you the parent to select an appropriate word you would like
as an replacement of an existing swear word or ugly word. An example of this might be the word
"whore". The word "whore" is not really a swear word, but it not a nice word either.
A suitable replacement word for "whore" would be the word "Prostitute".
Each swear word or ugly word can have its own replacement word. The default replacement
word is "".
Differences between the Reader, Mini Reader and Web Browser.
The SpeakComputer Reader and Mini Reader handle the replacement words differently
than the SpeakComputer Web Browser. While all 3 applications will read the replacement
words, however, the Reader and Mini Reader will replace the swear words with the
replacement words within the typed documents as well. An example of this. Open the
SpeakComputer Reader. Type in the words "Shit head" and click play. You will see
that the word "Shit", is first replaced with the replacement word, then the spoken
replacement word is read. (This example assumes Parental Controls are enabled with
the default word list.)
The SpeakComputer Web Browser on the other hand does NOT change the replacement
word in Text form. It does however replace the swear word in spoken speech.
NOTE: The exporting features adhere to the Parental Controls replacement words.