Dolphin Tutor Offers New Way to Overcome Learning DifficultiesBy Van der Heijden, Dennis; Axistive,
Publication Date: March 2006
Article focuses on Dolphin Tutor, which is a reading and writing software package designed for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. The program utilizes a simple toolbar in conjunction with standard Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer, and allows for audio read-back from the computer screen. Dolphin Tutor can make the text on the screen more visible, and has a number of text-checking tools to ensure composition accuracy. All of the words in a document are highlighted as they are read aloud, while individual words, letters, and sentences can be read back while they are being typed. All onscreen text can be saved in an audio file for playback at a later time. The program also contains a complete dictionary for word prediction, as it can recognize words with different spellings or meanings, as well as similar pronunciations.
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