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© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Literacy support in many languages
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Penfriend XL Features Screen Reading – Desktop icons, menus, web pages, etc. Word Prediction in many languages On-Screen Keyboards in many languages Speech – predictions, letters, documents, etc Abbreviation Expansion Smart Punctuation Personalised Lexicons and Settings
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Screen Reader Reads Desktop, Web pages, menus, dialogue boxes, spellcheck lists, synonyms Slow readers Visually impaired Magnification and highlighting Those learning foreign languages
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Screen Reader
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Word Prediction For those with dyslexia, physical disabilities, visual impairment. For anyone learning foreign languages Now in many languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Latin New options, eg word length
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Word Prediction
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL On Screen Keyboards Anyone typing languages foreign to their computer Those who have difficulty using the normal keyboard Reduces the visual strain of glancing between screen and keyboard
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL On Screen Keyboards
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Abbreviations
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Lexicons Standard lexicons in different sizes. Learns new words. Banning of words. Dynamically adapts to each users vocabulary. Should be checked by a teacher regularly.
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Lexicon – Learn New Words
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Lexicon – Review New Words
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Personalised Settings and Lexicons Every user should save own lexicons New words and writing style will be saved with own lexicon Settings can be adjusted to own preferences Settings and window positions will be saved with the lexicon and restored when the lexicon is next opened.
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Speech Penfriend works with SAPI 4 and 5 making many voices available
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Switch Access: Penfriend integrates with Clicker and SAW
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Conclusion Literacy support in many languages Helps dyslexic and physically disabled writers Helps anyone writing foreign languages Integrates with other software Works with Microsoft and non-Microsoft programs Can be used with many languages Affordable and Available
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Recommendations for specific abilities
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Recommendations Penfriends options can be adjusted for different skill deficits. Categories: Motor Impairment only Poor Spelling Poor Reading Dyslexia Visual Impairment
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Motor Impairment only Next Word Prediction Unrepeated Predictions On-Screen Keyboard? Use largest lexicon available Maximum prediction list length Learn New Words
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Motor Impairment only FilterKeys, StickyKeys etc in Windows 95 onwards Tracker-ball instead of mouse Key-guard over keyboard Large or small keyboard
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Poor Spelling Switch off Predict New Words Switch off Learn New Words? Smaller lexicon Train lexicon with likely new words Check new words in lexicon frequently
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Poor Reading Speak predictions, words, sentences etc Shorter prediction list Large screen font Switch off Unrepeated Predictions
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Dyslexia Speak predictions, words, etc Large screen font, users colour choice On-Screen Keyboard? Reduces visual strain. Appropriate lexicon for users vocabulary Check new words in lexicon frequently Smart punctuation
© Penfriend Ltd 2005 Penfriend XL Visual Impairment Large, simple, screen font Users choice of colours Reduce display resolution: 640 x 480 ? Speak predictions, document. Large lexicon, learn new words, etc.
Copyright Penfriend Ltd, April 2005 Predictive Typing, Screen Reading On Screen Keyboard for Dyslexic and Physically Disabled Writers. Penfriend Ltd.
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