WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which may help people with reading and writing difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits in a user's toolbar and is configurable, allowing users to adjust the highlight colors, the voice and the rate of speed of the speech.
OnScreen is an on-screen keyboard that allows the user to enter text into any application. OnScreen includes WordComplete, a word completion program that may help students speed up their typing. WordComplete is also available separately.
Use this portable keyboarding device to support transcription legibility and editing. Editing is supported with spell check and word fluency with a thesaurus. The word prediction applet to support spelling accuracy is available at an additional cost. Options are available for creative writing prompts and an editing checklist which is added to the printout of the writing sample file.
Co:Writer works in conjunction with any application you write in (MS Word, Online, Blogs, Email, etc.) As you type, Co:Writer interprets spelling and grammar mistakes and offers word suggestions in real time. New features include a word bank, personal dictionaries and text-to-speech capabilities that work in any application including: MS Word, Google Docs, Open Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
Write:OutLoud reads words as they are written, providing real-time auditory feedback. Writing tools, including Franklin's Talking Spell Checker, homophone checker, and dictionary help your students confirm their word choice in language they understand.
WordComplete is a word completion writing program for users with learning disabilities, trouble spelling, or difficulty typing. WordComplete is not the same as word prediction software, but it will help generate a list of suggestions for completing the word the user is stuck on.
Use this writing product with many word processing programs to support transcription legibility, spelling accuracy and word fluency through word prediction with an expandable vocabulary. Text-to-speech review of predicted words and text being transcribed is provided.
Use this product with many word processing programs to support writing skills such as transcription legibility, spelling accuracy and word fluency through word prediction with an expandable vocabulary and through voice recognition. Voice recognition permits students to dictate verbally to the computer and have their dictation translated into digital text. Voice recognition can be used with the word prediction tool as an option. Text-to-speech review of predicted words and text being transcribed is provided.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its display encourages exploration and learning. Available both as a desktop version and a web version. Additional features of Visual Thesaurus include Spelling Bee and Vocab Grabber. Spelling Bee: User is challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to the user's individual skill level.
Sonocent Audio Notetaker allows users to capture full recordings of classes or meetings, visualizing audio as chunks, phrase by phrase, making it easier to return to a specific part of a recording later. The software and companion app enables the user to bring together all information on a topic, highlight specific sections of audio, add photos, slides, and additional notes to the original recording. Notes can then be exported and shared. Available as either a yearly subscription/license or perpetual license with automatic updates.