Speakbook is a partner assisted eye tracking device. You look at areas of the book which correspond to particular words and phrases, and your partner follows the movement of your eyes to work out what you want to say.
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Not yet. When Patrick designed speakbook his hope was to help as many people worldwide as possible, so speakbook.org is run not for profit, and we hope to become a charity in the near future.
The speakbook available now can be filled in by you in any language, but we would like to like to offer fully translated, downloadable versions in as many languages as possible. As soon as they are done we will put them up on here. If you can help with the translation process, please contact us on our Facebook page.
Most users find speakbook quick and easy to learn – less than a minute usually. Filling in the book to completely suit your needs will take a lot longer, but you should have a basic, usable set of phrases within half an hour or so.
Yes, no problem, your partner should still be able to follow your eye movements without any trouble.
Speakbook is copyright (©2011 Patrick Joyce) but you may download and print as many copies as you like free of charge. We also encourage you to alter it, distribute it and sell it under the terms of the following licence Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
- for any purpose, even commercially.