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Accessibility: Acapela Group Voice Enables Vantage Lite Innovative AAC Dedicated Device
Date:12/3/2008

MONS, Belgium, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Prentke Romich Company (PRC), the leading manufacturer of Alternative and Augmented Communication (AAC) devices for individuals with speech disabilities, has selected Acapela High Quality voices to speech empower Vantage(TM) Lite, its latest device for AAC beginners.

Smart, compact, rugged and portable, Vantage Lite is a new generation communication device for children and adults who use augmentative communication. Vantage Lite opens the door to rich, independent personal expression through PRC's proven Unity(R) language system, which allows users to progress from simple words and phrases to inventive and spontaneous communication. Acapela's synthesised natural voices vocalise the words and phrases and vocally interact with the user.

"Vantage Lite combines breakthrough new design for a durable, powerful, and portable speech device with High Quality voices, which are a key part in the friendliness and efficiency of the product. We have been working with Acapela speech synthesis for over 10 years and naturally choose to integrate their high end voices portfolio in our product," said Bob Nemens, Marketing Director of PRC.

"Acapela Group and Prentke are both pioneers' players of the Accessibility world. We have shared the tremendous evolution of AAC tools, bringing innovation to our respective areas of competence. We, at Acapela, are very happy to strengthen this collaboration started ten years ago and to help give a voice to the Vantage Lite innovative solution" underlines Lars Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.

-About PRC-

An employee-owned company founded in 1966 and headquartered in Wooster, OH, PRC has enabled thousands of children and adults worldwide with severe speech disorders to achieve spontaneous, independent, and interactive communication regardless of their disability, literacy level, or motor skills.


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