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The availability of specialized software and technology has provided a range of products suitable for educational accommodations that support reading, writing, and organizational skills.

Following are examples of computer software for individuals who have learning disabilities:

LiveScribe Smart Pen:

SmartPens record both audio and writing – syncing everything you hear and write. Learn more at www.livescribe.com.

Informational flyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn1eGyfKKK0

Inspiration:

Inspiration is a software program developed for students who are visual learners, meaning they learn better when incoming information is presented in a visual format (graphs, diagrams, outlines, etc.). Learn more at www.inspiration.com/Inspiration.

Informational flyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VCXIMuNI4k

 

Kurzweil 3000:

Kurzweil 3000 is powerful literacy software for students and adults who struggle with accessing printed text. It provides support for fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, study skills, and test taking in a single user interface. Learn More at www.kurzweiledu.com.

Informational flyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5txdHfXzvxI

 

TextAloud:

TextAloud is text to speech software for the Windows PC that converts your text from MS Word Documents, Emails, Web Pages and some PDF Files into natural-sounding speech. Learn more at www.nextup.com/TextAloud.

Informational flyer

 

Natural Reader:

Natural Reader is free text-to-speech software. Learn More at www.naturalreaders.com.

Informational flyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j9lZovnAIi8

 

Dragon Naturally Speaking:

Dragon Naturally Speaking converts speech into text. Learn More at http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm.

Informational flyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lf8Cbc5SPzw