EasyTutor

EasyTutor is designed for learners with dyslexia or related learning disabilities to allow them to hear text on screen read aloud. As EasyTutor reads, the software also highlights each word in the colors of the user's choice. In addition to reading assistance, EasyTutor also provides writing assistance in the form of a spellchecker, picture icons to help discern meaning, picture icons to help users differentiate between sound-alike words (would and wood) and predictive text. Users can save text as audio files to allow them to listen to materials on an MP3 player.

Type: 
Product
Cost Range: 
$100-499
Content Area: 
reading
writing
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
IDEA Disability Category: 
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation
Customizable Interface: 
font size and/or color
Embedded Resources: 
e-dictionary
e-thesaurus
editing or revising guide
highlighting
Text-Embedded Prompts: 
grammar check
spell check
Text to Speech: 
dynamic highlighting
multiple voices
reading rate control
reads menus and toolbars
synthesized
Word Prediction: 
word cueing
National Writing Next Standards: 
editing and revising
Operating Systems: 
Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: 
Writing