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New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade : NPR

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For those who rely on technology to speak, there are a limited number of voices. “Perfect Paul” sounds robotic, and “Heather” can seem too old for some.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

New Synthetic Speech for AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) based on what the individual would actually sound like while speaking- phenomenal. If you have time to listen to the story (audio) it is inspiring.

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New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade : NPR

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For those who rely on technology to speak, there are a limited number of voices. “Perfect Paul” sounds robotic, and “Heather” can seem too old for some.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

New Synthetic Speech for AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) based on what the individual would actually sound like while speaking- phenomenal. If you have time to listen to the story (audio) it is inspiring.

See on www.npr.org

Sharing Between Teacher and Student Devices: Nearpod! | disrupt …

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It’s called Nearpod and it allows teachers to create interactive content that runs on their iPads and share that content with students on student-controlled devices. In the picture here I’m showing the teacher app installed on my …

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Not just a reflective app from one device to another, but also the ability to create and share content between educators and students; this is excellent!

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Announcing Crowdsourced Subtitles for Your YouTube Channel!

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We are very proud to launch a major new Amara.org feature– free crowd subtitling for every personal YouTube user! Want to make your videos accessible to people around the world who speak a differe…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

I hope everyone will contribute to this phenomenal tool offfering accessibility to many individuals. "

Amara always let you crowdsource captions and subtitles for your online videos, including YouTube. Now you can link your YouTube channel to Amara so that your YouTube viewers are brought into the process, and their work is automatically updated. This expands the reach of both language and disability access to the expanding world of video in education, work, entertainment, and cultural inclusion."

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iReadWrite App Released Today in App Store! From TextHelp, Producer of Read & Write Gold

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Get iReadWrite on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

For fans of Read and Write Gold (Literacy Software) from TextHelp, such as myself, iReadWrite has just been released in the App store!

Support features in iReadWrite include:
Text-to-speech
Word Prediction
Phonetic Spell Checker
Homophone and Confusables Checker
Dictionary
Picture Dictionary
Customizable Background and Text Colors
Choice of Voices and Fonts
Importing and Sharing documents

 

I just downloaded it myself! Here is a link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ireadwrite/id600843386?mt=8

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iReadWrite App Released Today in App Store! From TextHelp, Producer of Read & Write Gold

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Get iReadWrite on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

For fans of Read and Write Gold (Literacy Software) from TextHelp, such as myself, iReadWrite has just been released in the App store!

Support features in iReadWrite include:
Text-to-speech
Word Prediction
Phonetic Spell Checker
Homophone and Confusables Checker
Dictionary
Picture Dictionary
Customizable Background and Text Colors
Choice of Voices and Fonts
Importing and Sharing documents

 

I just downloaded it myself! Here is a link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ireadwrite/id600843386?mt=8

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Find Accessible Businesses with AbleRoad iOSĀ App

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AbleRoad is an app and website that enables persons with disabilities to find, rate, and review local shops, restaurants, theaters and other businesses based on their accessibility to persons with mobility, sight, hearing, or cognitive impairments.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

As an empowering, crowd-sourcing Site, AbleRoad needs people to download the cool, free Apps, populate the Site with content (ratings & reviews), and spread the AbleRoad word.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3TEIlI1kGk

App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ableroad-ratings-reviews-for/id581427882?mt=8

 

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