Simple talking computing for people with sight loss
Latest Version: 7.01 - What's new?
Reviews from users of Dolphin Guide:
I have been involved with the Dolphin program [Dolphin Guide] for 3 months and with the help from Peter Cracknell, who I owe my achievements to date, I find it very hard to believe that I am writing letters and emails without any assistance, doing things I used to dream about, never thinking it would be possible.
Bruce O'Brien - () 08/04/11
Dolphin Guide is perfect, because it is simple to use and tells you everything you need to know. I have used other screen readers, but much prefer Dolphin Guide as I know exactly what I am doing and do not end up getting confused and lost.
Angela - (Cumbria) 12/07/09
First of all, Dolphin Guide is so easy to use, it just comes naturally. It is just about the most user friendly software package that I have ever encountered. Another glorious aspect of Dolphin Guide is that is has totally solved my Windows problem. Dolphin Guide is completely menu driven; so what could be simpler? It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that Dolphin Guide has given me my life back.
Lance - (Newport, Wales) 12/07/09
Dolphin Guide is an incredibly easy programme to use, giving blind and partially sighted people a greater degree of independence. It enables them to deal with their own correspondence, read documents etc. When I lost my sight suddenly, I never expected to be able to do these things for myself again. Dolphin Guide has made it so easy. The tone of the speech is also good and very clear. The menus are easy to understand and work with. They cover a wide range of functions. Dolphin Guide is a remarkable innovation, which I would not like to be without. It certainly gave me a new outlook on life.
Marjorie - (Scarborough) 12/07/09
For the past 20 years, I have not been able to read everything except with the help of CCTV reading machines. Up to 3 months ago, I had never touched a computer keyboard. Dolphin Guide has opened a whole new world for me.
Pieter - (Spain) 12/07/09
It is wonderful to find a product which has been designed with the needs of visually impaired users firmly at the centre. Other screen readers and magnifiers merely sit as a 'bolt on extra' to standard software which is increasingly over-complex and keyboard unfriendly. Dolphin Guide allows novice PC users - particularly the elderly - to achieve far more than would otherwise be possible. Keep up the good work!
Russell - (St Dunstan's) 12/07/09
Hi, At the age of 63 I can safely say Dolphin Guide has revolutionised my life! And thanks for your excellent support over my first year.
Alex - (Leicestershire) 08/06/09
My name is Jan and I am Jim's daughter. I just thought I would contact you personally to thank you for all the help you have given my Dad.
He is forever singing your praises and you make him feel that you are ready, willing and able to give him any help he needs despite asking what he may feel is a stupid question. You certainly make him feel that it is no trouble to you.
The support and advice my father has recieved has been above and beyond! Thank you.
Jan - (UK) 08/06/09
My wife and I are both registered blind, she with very little sight and I with none. Dolphin Guide is the first computer software I have bought that requires no instruction manual - yes, I didn't need any training at all to get started or use it's features! Each choice you make, i.e. write letter, send email, print document, has a number 1, 2, or 3, which you simply press and it does what you ask. Everything appearing on the screen can be enlarged, spoken out, or both! No need to launch computer programs or worry about Windows! With no knowledge of computers, email or word processing, my wife was able to use all three within minutes, without any help by simply making the choices presented to her. To a blind or partially sighted person, who is denied the use of the printed word, a computer is invaluable. Dolphin Guide makes that computer accessible!!
Colin - (Edinburgh) 08/06/09
The Dolphin Guide software is very good, particularly for computer beginners like me. I am 79 years old, so therefore getting on a bit! I have found the software quick to learn and easy to access.
The staff at the end of the telephone have been excellent with their assistance and encouragement.
If you are thinking of computing, I would certainly recommend Dolphin Guide.
Cyril - (Nottingham) 08/06/09
Computers can go a long way to meeting the reading, writing and information needs of blind and partially-sighted people, and with the brilliantly simple to use Dolphin Guide software it will be much easier than ever before for them to take advantage of this.
Software Express (now a part of the Dolphin Group of companies) thoroughly deserve their Simply the Best Award.
RNIB - (London, UK) 08/06/09
Just a note to say thanks to Dolphin Guide! I have just done my first ever shopping on the Internet, and without any sighted help. It felt great!
Donna - (Derbyshire) 08/06/09
Dolphin Guide has completely changed my life by giving me access to a computer and introducing me to many people. It has also given me back a lot of independence in my life as I can check out things for myself rather than have to ask others for information. I would recommend Dolphin Guide to anyone, including my friends and family, whether they were visually impaired or not.
Alex Machray - (UK) 18/03/09
My husband would tell you. I am a different person since I got Dolphin Guide. I am more confident without a doubt. Oh yes, definitely more confident. I donít even wait for Dolphin Guide to say hello now. I know what I want to do straightaway now. My finger is ready on number 5 for the phone book for instance. I suppose you could say I am cheating now. I am too clever for my own boots. I still donít always get it right, but with Dolphin Guide I hear when my typing goes wrong. Dolphin Guide tells you and I can change it.
Joy Lloyd - (Middlesbrough) 09/03/09
My Dad was desperate to get on the internet to read and learn more about all the things he loves. He has macular degeneration, so we had always presumed that being nearly blind would make it impossible for him to see a computer, let alone learn how to use it. But we stumbled across Dolphin Guide at the local blind society and heís never looked back. It creates the simplest environment in which Dad can succeed. Heís nick named the computer ďTerryĒ after Terry Wogan, apparently the voice reminds him of him! Heís even made new friends online and we certainly get a lot of emails now as well.
Barry Wright - (Rickmansworth) 09/03/09
Despite wanting to keep in touch with my son and grandchildren, I put off learning to use a computer for years. I always thought Iíd break it, but Dolphin Guide has given me the confidence to have a go; itís really reassuring to know I canít go wrong. At the start I just wanted to email, but now I keep trying new things, like surfing the internet and viewing photos. Iíve even made loads of friends on the Dolphin Guide user forum. We share tips and encourage each other to try some of the other great things Dolphin Guide enables you to do.
Percy Wright - (Rickmansworth) 09/03/09