1987.0487.444 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Speak & Read Electronic Learning Aid
TI number: S00433

Speak & Read is a 'talking' learning aid introduced by TI in June, 1980. Using the TI Solid State Speech technology introduced in Speak & Spell, it has a 250 word vocabulary. Its purpose is to help beginning readers develop basic reading skills.

Speak & Read was designed for children in the 4-8 age level. A family of plug-in modules was introduced, beginning in late 1980, to expand the range of difficulty. In late 1986, eight modules are available. The suggested retail prices at introduction were $95 for Speak & Read and $25 for a module. Currently, the prices are under $40 for Speak & Read and $10 for a module. For additional information, see the Artifacts Historical Files.

Related material in collection: S00324.
Texas Instruments (Gene Frantz.)

Speak & Read Electronic Learning Aid

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution

Speak & Read Electronic Learning Aid

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution

Speak & Read Electronic Learning Aid

© Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Institution





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