Here you will find programs to help you read, speech-to-text programs to help you communicate, scanning devices and more.
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Does not help all users equally, but it does:
- Minimize the need to ask for assistance.
- Have a learning curve: it works better as the person using it masters the technology.
- Assist those with dyslexia in work and life endeavors.
- Definitely reduce the enormous stress people with dyslexia feel when confronted with a task that demands fluent reading and quick writing.
- Empower people with dyslexia to develop ways to compensate for slow reading and writing abilities.
- Bolster the self image of a person with dyslexia.
- Which tool addresses your specific need?
- Where will you use it?
- How difficult to learn how to use?
- How successful is the device at helping you do what you want to do?
- Does it work with other technologies?
- Does it provide technical support?
- Can you obtain that support locally?
Finding assistive technology tools that suit you best will require an investment in time to learn how they work and how comfortable you are working with them.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY THAT HELPS YOU AT WORK & PLAY!
Dragon Speech Recognition
ClaroRead-Helping people with dyslexia read, write and study
Ghotit helps people with Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia become independent writers & readery
Ghotit was designed and developed for all of us, who cope with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia.
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Smart phones allow you to take verbal notes, add phone numbers you want to save, and make note of information that is important to work as well as life.
Use your cell phone to create a recorded "To Do" list of tasks at home and work so you can keep track of what needs to be done.
You can also save to the phone all the cheat sheets you have created to spell words, remember frequently called telephone numbers and math formulas you might need on the job. And any other information that makes your life run more smoothly
Touch Typing Tutors
Touch typing tutors are applications designed to help a user master this skill.
These devices tend to improve the spelling of those with dyslexia because he can associate the spelling of a word with a typing pattern on the keyboard. So when he types an actual document, he can simply recall the specific typing patterns to ensure the correctness of the spelling.
Additionally, touch typing tutors have written and spoken instructions to ensure that users can properly follow the lessons.
We’ve all at one time or other have tried using the spell checker feature in our word documents. While this feature can be useful, it can only correct the misspelled word if it is very close to the actual word.
Spell checkers for people with dyslexia can provide suggestions to a misspelled word based on the context of its sentence or the words nearest to it. This type of spell checker can therefore correct a word although it may have been spelled very differently from the actual intended word.
A text to speech feature lets the user hear what is written in the document. This gives the user the opportunity to make further corrections.
Portable devices which people with dyslexia can use to assist them in reading text or reading words within the text that they can't figure out. The user simply needs to point the scanning pen on a particular word and the pen’s speech synthesizer speaks it.
Some of these types of devices have built-in dictionaries that can speak the definition of a scanned word. The pen comes with earbuds, but there is a learning curve. One must practice with it to gain mastery. These pens are designed for school age students and adults. When selecting a pen be sure to choose the advanced model.
This device gives people with dyslexia the ability to understand printed text regardless of where they are.
Mind Mapping Software
Mind mapping software allows users to process information by creating images, concepts and diagrams. it's a perfect tool for someone who prefers visual representation of their ideas.
Some This program allows people with dyslexia to not only form concepts, but it frees them from having to write down their ideas making it possible for them to share these ideas with others and visually explain how they work.