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.
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.
Use Simon Sounds It Out to learn sounds, build words, practice, discriminate and recall words. Students use a microphone and hear their words read back. Assists students in writing.
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.
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 Big Red Switch is a single switch measuring 5" that is activated by pressing anywhere on the top surface. This switch also features auditory feedback.
Use this free reader to create a library of e-books to provide reading supports through spoken text as well as a variety of other study features (annotations, highlighting, dictionary, bookmarks). Can convert any digital text or students' Word documents into an e-book. Cover images can also be added.
Kurzweil 1000 is software that makes scanned print or electronic text accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Features and appointment calendar with audible reminders, study tools for notetaking and creating outlines, and an audible text editor for document creation. Allows users to convert Kurzweil documents into MP3, WAV and DAISY audio files. For reading and writing.
The Tiger Software Suite allows users to quickly create Braille transcriptions of text and graphics from within programs such as MS Word and Excel. Users can also print the original text along with the Braille transcription. An assistive technology for writing skills.