[Athen] Ipad lecture/conference session recording

Nettie Fischer nettiet at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 07:43:23 PDT 2011

Thanks Sean,

I realized it would not be equal to Kurzweil but some more on the italy but
functional level. Thanks for checking it out and the follow-up.

On Sep 29, 2011 4:08 PM, "Sean J Keegan" <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hi Nettie,


> I believe this is an option in the recent versions of the Speak It! app.

> I am not sure if there is a specific setting (I don't have an iPad

> available right now to test), but will see if there is an enable/disable

> switch for the highlighting option.


> I want to point out, though, that the highlight feature is really just

> Speak It using the "selected text" option as opposed to something more

> like Kurzweil 3000 or other reading/tracking applications.


> Take care,

> Sean


> On 9/28/11 1:11 PM, Nettie Fischer wrote:

>> Hi Sean,

>> I have Speak It and do not have the highlight function available, is

>> this a new version or???

>> There are many benefits for my students with the word highlight option.

>> Thanks -Nettie


>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu

>> <mailto:skeegan at stanford.edu>> wrote:


>> Has anyone had any luck with text-to-speech

>> software for the iPad?



>> There are a few applications that you may want to try out, but there

>> is nothing that is the "killer app" (in my opinion) that supports

>> the display of a PDF document in addition to high-quality

>> text-to-speech.


>> Most of the apps I have encountered that provide text-to-speech

>> generally require a "copy/paste" model in which you have to copy the

>> text content and paste this into the TTS app. Right now, Speak It!

>> provides very high quality TTS options. The app will also highlight

>> the word while speaking.


>> If you have the ability to create DAISY books, another app that may

>> be an option to consider is Read2Go. So far, it is one of the

>> better DAISY apps I have seen on the iOS platform.


>> Here is a page of a number of different iOS apps that students have

>> found useful:

>> http://studentaffairs.__stanford.edu/oae/at/ios-apps

>> <http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae/at/ios-apps>


>> It has been a bit since I last updated the apps and this does not

>> include all apps in existence (I did have a basic criteria for

>> apps), but this may be useful.


>> Take care,

>> Sean


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