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    Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    On Monday, Scottish Government published guidance for home learning and suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Yesterday I posted about colour overlays. Today here's an introduction to text-to-speech. Why...

    Created on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Amanda Warren, who is a Dyslexia Tutor, has written a fascinating post about how Immersion Reading has opened up books and reading for her son, who is dyslexic. Amanda writes that her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, poor working memory and extremely slow processing at age 10. In school he has been ...

    Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular in Scottish schools, partly because they are relatively easy to manage and also because they turn on very quickly so there's no need to wait for the device to boot up. However, the limited range of built-in voices has been a disadvantage for learners...

    Created on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    CALL Scotland are hosting two morning seminars to review the use of speech recognition, particularly Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, for learners with additional support needs in SQA examinations and assessments. Airdrie - 21st February (9:30am - 12:30pm) Aberdeen - 28th February (...

    Created on Thursday, 04 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.  Is it any good and how does it compare to software such as Dragon Naturally Speak...

    Created on Friday, 08 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I had a phone call this week from an adult with dyslexia wanting to use text-to-speech with the Kindle app to help him read books on an Android tablet. You would expect this to be relatively straightforward, but it took over two hours of investigation and I'm still not sure that I found the '...

    Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Dolphin recently released their EasyReader app, a free option for reading material from existing e-book libraries on an iPad. (An Android version should be available later this year.) The app allows electronic books in a different formats to be downloaded from various online libraries and read back ...

    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 Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Dragon Naturally Speaking is high quality speech recognition software for Windows and MacOS. As well as dictating to your computer, you can format text and control the computer. NaturallySpeaking installs on the computer so you don't need an internet connection for it to work. We reco...