JayBee has been a
saviour of my sanity!
I have M.E.,
not M.N.D., but it is a neurological illness, which in my case,
has meant I have no ability to speak for most of the time. I
spent a year trying to write notes, with tremor affected arms
and hands, which caused great fatigue in the wrist and fingers.
There were always occasions when being taken out, say to the
shops, when the pad had been left at home or the pen had run
I live with my
wonderful wife and two daughters, 11 and 8 - all of whom are
fantastic carers. WE all share a very strong and loving bond.
However, the loss of my voice changed the nature of my
relationship with them. Being unable to speak made my limited
communication more direct (with mostly questions and requests
for things, and no effort available for the personal things that
make me Hubby and Daddy.). JayBee has really opened this up for
me with quick communication possible so I can join in
conversation rather than trying to say things too late,
referring to matters two or three sentences prior. I have used
other software that was free to download, but this was basically
a type and speak program. This also diminished my manhood by
turning me into an American woman! The only default voice they
offered. This was sort of acceptable (hey it was free) but only
on days when my body, shoulders, arms and fingers were in a good
enough state to allow this. Here comes the important bit -
JayBee allows speech, through various, appropriate, methods and
voices by allowing easy use of predictive text. With just a few
keystrokes I can say what I need to and do it promptly. There
are various methods available giving the user a choice of input.
For me, I started off using the mobile phone style keypad, that
with minimal input, gave great service by predicting what words
I was trying to say. However the Admin Team (who are the best
when it comes to quick service that is understandable,
informative and so polite and understanding) advised me of the
new "Touch" format. I now use this exclusively. I just sit back
and use a mouse to click letters from a virtual on screen full
keyboard, that then gives me the prediction of what word I need
But brilliantly, also a prediction of the whole sentence or
question being asked from just two or three clicks of the mouse.
I have the
life time subscription to JayBee, and must say it is so well
worth it. When you see the demo videos, you'll understand. It's
Brilliant. Fantastic. Wonderful. If you have speech difficulties
this is the product of choice. Get it, because it will change
your life, it gives back dignity and interaction. It changed me
from a disabled person, to a person with a disability (which he
can now deal with).
I say this again:
"JayBee has been a saviour of my sanity!".