Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dyslexia: Predictive text Tool - Penfriends

Penfriend's suite of literacy tools

Penfriend features a comprehensive suite of literacy tools and so much more! Penfriend claim to be able to support people of all abilities and ages.

If you have a literacy difficulty such as dyslexia you may benefit from tools similar to Penfriend, helping with spelling and grammar.

As well as predicting words when you type, Penfriend will read text aloud from websites, documents, in fact any Windows text-based program.

The Penfriend Blog

With the release of the new Penfriend Blog there are now video tutorials to get you up and running with Penfriend as quickly as possible.

If you’d like to contact or keep up-to-date with what’s happening at Penfriend then you can view and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Penfriend benefits?

Penfriend software claims it may benefit users who have dyslexia, visual impairment or physical disablilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Stroke, limb deformities and any condition which impairs the ability to write with a keyboard.

Penfriend also claims to help users to write faster by predicting the next word they want to type, allowing faster writing for longer tasks, promoting better spelling and grammar and encouraging users to overcome low self esteem and become more confident writers.

Features include powerful word prediction, on-screen keyboard, screen reading, lexicon editing and the ability to learn new words as you type.

You Decide
We do not recommend this product but simply provide the information for you to decide whether it is relevant and /or helpful to you. Be careful, take normal precautions and do be confident in the benefits before spending money over the internet.

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