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Severe or Chronic Illness

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Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes
Hemophilia

Lists
  1. StarBright Projects
      Provides information about StarBright projects for children who are seriously ill in hospitals to communicate with each other.

Materials
  1. Awesome Talking Library (Awesome Library) star
      Converts online text into spoken words through the Awesome Talkster program. Awesome Talkster has one of the clearest synthesized voices on the Web.

      Converting online text into speech has many uses. For example, Talkster can speak online stories or books to children while an adult supervises. The voice can be put in "Boy" or "Girl" mode to add a character with a bubble over his or her head. The bubble will show each word as it is spoken and the voice can be put on "slow" for your child to follow. Talkster can thereby assist your child in learning how to pronounce words while reading.

      Talkster is also useful for adults. It can speak news articles to you in one open browser while you are searching for information in another browser window.

      For persons with visual impairments or poor coordination, Talkster can be navigated with keystrokes.

      The Web can be navigated using a version of Awesome Library in a different language, such as Spanish, while using a voice for that language that is available through the Awesome Talkster. Links to different language versions of the Awesome Library are available at the bottom of most Awesome Library pages. Links to free voices for different languages can be found on the Awesome Talking Library's help page. 9-02

Papers
  1. Cystic Fibrosis Facts (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
      Provides facts about the prevalence, symptoms, and treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. There is no known cure. 4-02

Projects
  1. Starlight Children's Foundation to Help Seriously Ill Children
      Grants wishes to seriously ill children.

   
   


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