Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New software product - Beta version (click here)

I came back from break to an email from an employee at Ginger Software. They have developed a new program for people with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Ginger Spell uses context to correct, with the click of a button, whole sentences containing misused words and multiple severe spelling mistakes.
Click on the post title to connect to where you can download the free Beta version and try it out. They don't have pricing determined yet so it is free until mid 2009. They estimate it will be about $100 for a home user annual subscription. It's currently for windows only but they are working on a mac version.

1 comment:

Ghotit said...

Ghotit ( super spell checker assistive technology was developed by people that have dyslexia and who are coping with their dyslexia every day. For over a decade, the founder of Ghotit had a vision of the "ideal" writing assistant tool for people with dyslexia that if made available, will dramatically improve their writing abilities.

Ghotit is a dream come true!!!

The benefits of regular spell checkers are limited for people with dyslexia. Your spelling has to be very, very close in order to get corrected spelling. Ghotit super spellchecker is aimed at dyslectics and includes the following unique capabilities:

1. "Outrageous" spelling mistakes are captured and corrected
2. Advanced context-sensitive spelling algorithms are applied, pointing to out out-of-context (but correctly spelled) words.
3. Definitions and sentences are offered to help choose the correct word
4. Integrated text to speech service is included so that you can confirm that what is written is the exact text you intended to communicate.

Ghotit offers a high performance super spell checker, enabling people with dyslexia to dramatically improve and gain confidence in their writing.