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    Apps for Literacy Support

    Greg O'Connor from Spectronics has created a list of Apps for iPad and iPod Touch/iPhone that support the literacy needs of people who struggle with reading and writing. Included in the list are Apps to support reading text, writing, note taking, organisation and study.

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    Assistive Software: Co:Writer SOLO

    Co:Writer is word prediction software, it recognises and predicts words based on phonetic spellings. Co:Writer is for students who struggle with translating thoughts into writing. Students can effectively express ideas in writing, improve spelling and create coherent sentences.

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    Assistive Software: Ghotit - writing and reading assistant

    Ghotit was founded by people with dyslexia. Ghotit’s mission is to improve the overall quality of life of a person with dyslexia. Ghotit is not a treatment for dyslexia. It’s a set of services that assists adults and kids to overcome their writing and reading difficulties by helping to convert their poorly spelled written limitations to mainstream English. The software includes advanced writing and reading assistive technologies tailor-made for people with dyslexia and dysgraphia:

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    Assistive Software: Read & Write

    TextHelp's Read&Write is an easy-to-use toolbar containing support tools to make reading, writing and research easier for you. The software was designed to address some of the issues that people with dyslexia face daily, namely reading difficulties, writing difficulties, problems with spelling and general literacy support. Read&Write is also a popular solution for exam access arrangements, as it can be used as a computer reader.

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    Assistive Software: TextAloud 4

    This software performs text-to-speech without the literacy assistance or OCR functions. It’s a good affordable option that meets the needs to many students who just require simple text-to-speech. When using this product text from the original document is imported into a “clipboard” from where the software reads the text.

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    Assistive Software: WYNN (Literacy Software Solution)

    WYNN is the innovative literacy software tool designed to enhance success for individuals with reading challenges and writing difficulties. By using the software’s bi-modal approach — simultaneous highlighting of the text as it is spoken — WYNN can transform printed text into understandable information that benefits readers of all ages.

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    Assistive Technology: Humanware

    Humanware is focused on enhancing the lives of people with visual and learning disabilities, they provide intuitive, intelligent solutions that enable their customers to participate effectively in today's information intensive and highly mobile society. Products available include: BrailleNote, Victor Reader Stream, ReadIt Air, ZoomText, Prodigi Electronic Magnifier and Brailliant.

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    Assistive Technology: Techmatrix

    Techmatrix helps find education and assistive technology products for students with disability.

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    AudioNote. Notepad and voice recorder

    Take notes with recorded audio. AudioNote combines the functionality of note-taking and voice recording apps to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes.

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    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and its treatment

    This website provides extensive information to assist your understanding of Auditory Processing Disorder and its treatment. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) describes the inability to process the meaning of sound. This condition is often present from early childhood, leading to a number of difficulties as the child becomes older and messages become complex and are given more quickly.