[Athen] talking dictionary for low vision,
mobility impaired individual
hkramer.atsol at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 19:16:50 PDT 2009
It's more the need for spelling as she's typing. With things such as google
searches, google is pretty good a guessing what your intention. A presented
list of possible choices probably would be helpful. I'll check out WordQ
along with TextHelp.
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 12:59 AM, Shelley Haven
<shelley at techpotential.net>wrote:
> Hi, Howard!
> I'm trying to envision this -- Is her biggest need looking up words as
> she's writing in order to get the correct word (e.g., differentiating
> between homonyms); identifying words which have been misspelled and
> correcting them; or checking her words after they're written?
> Given the limited range of motion, I'm guessing that something which also
> increases typing rate would probably help, too, right? I wonder if
> something like WordQ would help., as it provides both the text-to-speech and
> word completion as well as spoken examples to help differentiate confusable
> words and homonyms. However, I may not be envisioning this user's problems
> correctly. It sounds like she would benefit from a dictionary where she can
> run through a list of words "which start with" certain letters, then choose
> the desired word for a definition.
> - Shelley
> On Sep 9, 2009, at 11:14 PM, Howard Kramer wrote:
> Hello All:
>> I'm working with someone who is both legally blind (uses Magic &
>> JAWS) and has limited use of her upper extremities. She can only
>> use one hand with limited range of motion (uses an Intellikeys
>> keyboard). She needs help with spelling. Does anyone have any
>> ideas for a talking dictionary (needs to be computer-based). I
>> was going to try TextHelp but I wanted to see if anyone else had
>> any ideas for this challenging situation.
>> Thanks in advance,
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