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Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Microsoft has a new speech recognition plug-in which can be used in Word, Outlook email and Powerpoint. It can even translate your words to different languages which could be a useful practice tool for students with English as an Additional Language. It was easy to download and install Dictation as...

Created on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

In a recent webinar, I explored a range of features and tools that are available in Microsoft Word to support learners with literacy difficulties.  Although the main focus was to look at customising the settings in Word to suit different learning needs, the latter part of the webinar looked at ...

Created on Thursday, 08 November 2012. Posted by Robert Stewart

A number of users of WordTalk on Windows 7 (64-bit) have reported an error with WordTalk installed with Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 which looks like it is caused by an Office update and causes the following error: "Dialog Box Title: Microsoft Visual Basic, Compile Error in Hidden Module: This D...

Created on Monday, 27 August 2012. Posted by 

A well hidden feature in Microsoft Office 2010 is the option to speak text out. Yes, MS Office 2010 includes a text-to-speech feature. It is pretty basic but it is available. As MS Office is integrated with Windows it means that whichever voice is selected in that computer's Control Panel will ...

Created on Tuesday, 24 April 2012. Posted by Robert Stewart

A number of users of WordTalk have reported an error with WordTalk installed with Microsoft Word 2007 which looks like it is caused by an Office update and causes the following error: "Dialog Box Title: Microsoft Visual Basic, Compile Error in Hidden Module: This Document" We are working to r...

Created on Tuesday, 02 November 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

A new version of WordTalk is now available for Windows 7 (32-bit). Unfortunately the Windows 7 (64-bit) version is not yet ready. WordTalk is a free text-to-speech plugin developed for use with Microsoft Word. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as i...

Created on Thursday, 18 March 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Craig Mill, e-Learning Advisor at the JISC Regional Support Centre NE in Edinburgh, has written a very good guide to creating accessible Word and PDF documents which you can download from the RSC NE e-Inclusion web site. The Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution which means you ca...

Created on Friday, 05 March 2010. Posted by 

Many pupils benefit from accessing worksheets and workbooks on a laptop or desktop computer. Instead of handwriting they can key in their answers or drag and drop words, symbols or images. They can also use spellcheckers, text-to-speech tools such as the free WordTalk and many other access tools....

Created on Tuesday, 24 November 2009. Posted by Allan Wilson

Many pupils with writing difficulties can benefit from the use of Voice Notes in Microsoft Word to record their answers to questions in a worksheet. Rather than type an answer, a pupil can speak it into a microphone and have the recording saved with the document for the teacher to review later. ...