Suite of learning tools designed to help with reading, writing, studying and research. Read documents, enhance composition skills, look up a word or definition in the integrated dictionary / thesaurus, and convert text files to audio formats such as MP3. Enhance study skills with features such as highlighting / extraction, customizable study notes, auditory highlighting, selectable spell-check, and LMIS content summarization. Fully compatible with leading edge technologies such as interactive whiteboards, surface computers, social networks, online learning and speech-to-text.
Literacy Productivity Pack provides these great tools:
- Premier Launch Pad
- Worksheet Wizard
- Write Now
- Scan and Read Pro
- Talking Word Processor
- PDF Equalizer
- E-Text Reader
- Universal Reader Plus
- English Talking Dictionary
- Talking Calculator
Premier Launch Pad
Great for filling out forms and annotating worksheets and PDF files. Lets you convert existing hardcopy worksheets to electronic format for completion using your computer.
Premier Launch Pad is compatible with all popular browsers--Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. Use the Launch Pad Reader and the Talking Pointer to read ANY type of content! Open a web site, a PDF file or a Microsoft Word document, and the Launch Pad Reader and Talking Pointer can read them aloud to you. Easily write, refine and post text using the robust capabilities of Write Now for emails, online forms, social networking and mind mapping tools.
Expanded Reading Options: Read ANY Type of Content
- Use your mouse to point and read anywhere with the Talking Pointer, select your text to focus reading aloud with the Launch Pad Reader or read inaccessible content with the Dynamic Reader.
- Use the Summ IT feature to quickly summarize essential content from much larger text-based articles.
- View or download your favorite digital books (e-books, Google Books, Bookshare, etc.) to learn more effectively.
Comprehensive Writing Features: Great for Posting Text to Any Cloud or Desktop Application
- Improve composition using Write Now, Thesaurus and English Talking Dictionary.
- Well-suited for emails, Facebook, Google Docs, online forms and job applications, and mind mapping tools.
Optimized Studying Skills: Increase Efficiency & Productivity
- Take your learning materials with you on the go! Create audio files using Text to MP3 to listen to your content on your iPhone, iPad or any MP3 compatible device.
- Capture online content and reference source information easily by saving as a PDF file using the Web Grabber.
The Worksheet Wizard is a learning tool optimized to work with worksheets and forms. It is ideal for adding annotations to existing PDF files or worksheets. The Wizard solves the problem of working with, and filling in, documents on a computer that are designed to be completed with a pencil.
Working with the Worksheet Wizard is easy and uncomplicated. It works with files in PDF format and includes a scanning feature that allows the user to scan documents directly into the application. It also includes tools that assist with the composition of text, ensuring that written text is the best it can be.
Using the Wizard, users can hear worksheets read aloud, edit them as necessary, draw within them, and highlight sections as needed. The Worksheet Wizard makes using a computer as easy as using a pencil, a highlighter or an eraser.
Worksheet Wizard includes Cloud Connect which simplifies collaboration and file sharing between students and teachers.
Write Now is a writing tool that can be used anywhere. It is a multi-featured tool with a tab interface designed to make it easy to find and use the features by grouping them according to their primary purpose. Optimized for working with online or proprietary applications. Works with "cloud applications" like Google Docs, email, Facebook, and word processors such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect.
Write Now is a new universal writing tool designed to help writers of all skill levels. It is optimized for, but not limited to, working with online or proprietary applications. Write Now is compatible with such word processors as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect as well as cloud applications like Google Docs. It is designed to work with any application that requires textual input. It helps the user compose small amounts of content prior to posting them to an application. The many composition features built into Write Now will assist the user in ensuring that written content is correct. Write Now is valuable in preventing published writing mistakes.
Such features as word prediction, word assist and confusable support help the user to compose text. A writing analyzer then provides detailed information on the grade level and readability of the text. It also determines if words are used repeatedly and suggests alternative words.
If you find reading difficult, Scan and Read Pro will make reading easy and enjoyable. Scan and Read Pro changes printed text into understandable sound. The program helps you in reading and comprehension by highlighting each word as it's read aloud. Scan and Read Pro's voice can also be turned off if you prefer to focus on the visual input only.
Scan & Read Pro offers some unique and useful features such as supporting up to 6 different languages, advanced settings making customization easy, and support for automatic document feeders available on high-end scanners. Most voice synthesizers will read parts of words producing a somewhat choppy reading due to the fact that when a word is broken or hyphened across multiple lines, it does not produce continuous speech as it reads each word segment separately. Scan & Read Pro has a special technique for de-hyphenating words so that any speech synthesis will produce smooth vocalization.
Easy-to-use, fully-functional word processor with text-to-speech capability. It's compatible with all standard word processor files including the latest versions of Microsoft Word, standard text, and Rich Text Formats (WordPerfect). Included with the Talking Word Processor are such features as word prediction, talking grammar check, Language Model Information Summarization (LMIS), a 250,000 word integrated dictionary, highlight and extract tools and much more.
If you are learning word processing, are a learner who can benefit from reading and writing tools, or someone who just wants to be more efficient, you will find the powerful features of the Talking Word Processor to be a tremendous aid to build your literacy and efficiency skills quickly.
The writing analyzer processes the written content and provides specific information regarding the grade level and readability level. The analyzer also determines if any words have been used repeatedly as well as the number of times the words may have been repeated. The analytic tool will highlight every occurrence of repeated words and the talking thesaurus included in Talking Word Processor can assist the user in selecting alternative words.
Supporting tools that help you proof and refine your written text. Writing options allow you to select the features you want to use--like underlining misspelled words in red, autocorrecting text, displaying suggested words for misspelled words as you type and displaying confusable words that were used in your document.
Highlight and Extract:
As a study aid, you can select and highlight text within your document to emphasize key points. Highlighted text can then be extracted into a separate document to be used as condensed study notes for quizzes or tests.
Talking Word Prediction:
Prediction of words can significantly help those who struggle with writing and grammar whether it's due to general literacy challenges, physical or cognitive challenges or even English as a Second Language.
Navigate through the prediction list and hear each word being read to you. Simply select from the list the word you want inserted into your document. The prediction list can be tailored to your specific needs by adding frequently used terms, proper names or specialized terminology (e.g., legal, medical terms). You can also modify the number of characters required to trigger the appearance of the prediction list, specify the size of the list displayed, and specify up to four different vocabulary grade levels.
250,000 word integrated talking dictionary lets you look up and read the definition of a word in your document by simply double-clicking on it.
PDF Equalizer can access, read, work with and supplement PDF files from ANY source. Includes multi-lingual support -- dynamically change the user interface to the language of your choice in English, French, or Spanish.
Increasingly, many publications are now created in PDF file format. Virtually all major publishers can deliver their books, magazines, etc. in a PDF format when asked to provide content in an alternate format (vs. traditional hardcopy). Additionally, major companies and institutions worldwide publish a wealth of documentation, research, policies and general communications using a PDF format. Of course, the major problem with PDF files is that, for the most part, you can only look at them on a screen, just like looking at a hardcopy page. Sure, there are some basic built-in reading tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader™, but if you have ever tried to access a page of complex content (i.e. math, science) in a PDF file, you soon realize that without other tools, a PDF is really no better than a printed page.
Text-To-Audio is an industry leader in converting electronic documents to audio files. Use of high-quality digital voices provides the highest fidelity digital speech audio. Text-To-Audio can even be used to turn E-books to “audio books”. With Text-To-Audio, you are no longer tied to your PC once you create the audio files. The convenience of Text-To-Audio means that you can now fit reading into your schedule by turning electronic documents into portable compact audio files that you can listen to while doing other activities like traveling or exercising.
Designed to be a reading tool. You can use it for opening up and reading existing documents in your computer or you can cut and paste from any program on your computer. You can even insert pictures into the text. It is an “easy to use” reader that gives you the ability to change voices, read at any speed, and even allows you to make notes into the document you are reading.
The E-Text Reader is designed to help those who have trouble reading or comprehending the printed word. There are thousands of literature titles now available in electronic format. This is great, but if you have trouble reading, electronic formats will be just as difficult to read as hardcopy. To solve this problem, we developed the E-Text Reader. This reader will read (using digital voices) the electronic version of books (“E-Books, or E-Text”) to you. The E-Text Reader can read any document in Standard Text, MS Word, RTF (“Rich Text Format”) and HTML formats.
Universal Reader Plus is a very easy-to-use utility that works with virtually any application. Use it to read your email, your WORD documents, even web pages. It is as simple as selecting what you want to read, clicking on the floating toolbar and it starts to read. It only takes about 10 minutes to install and learn how to use it. It has all of these great features along with the added benefits of Language Model Information Summarization (LMIS) technology, our new Flash reader and our multi-lingual translation technology.
Multi-Lingual Translation: Translate dynamically.
Universal Reader Plus can translate text dynamically, so this is a great tool for anyone who has English as a Second Language (ESL) or someone who is trying to learn another language.
Flash Reader: Read Flash books online
Many online books are now in a Flash format that displays an image of the text. These types of books can often be read using our new Flash reader. Our special technology lets you select the text within the image and converts it to accessible text.
Language Model Information Summarization (LMIS): increase your efficiency The LMIS feature is Premier's unique information summarization technology that lets you quickly summarize the information in a document, whether it's a range of pages or an entire document. This powerful tool is constructed using language model algorithms developed by Premier Literacy and can be dynamically adjusted to meet your needs.
Not only a comprehensive dictionary, but has other robust, integrated features that make it unlike any other dictionary anywhere. Like all other Premier products, the English Talking Dictionary reads everything to you. The dictionary contains over 250,000 words, terms, jargon, and even proper nouns like geographic entries (e.g. cities, countries) and historical persons. English Talking Dictionary has a complete thesaurus built-in that allow you to quickly find synonyms and their corresponding definitions. The “Power Search” feature lets you look up words when you only know a partial spelling. Unique Interlink technology incorporates complex cross-references between all words in the English Talking Dictionary so you can quickly find related terms and definitions, even when you only have a vague concept of a word.
With the English Talking Dictionary, you don’t need to know the correct spelling of a word. If you can get close to spelling a word, it will ask you “Did You Mean?” and provide you with a list of potential words that similar in spelling. This list can be read to you to help you make your choice. Additionally, if you only know how to spell a portion of a word, the Power Search can help you find all words that contain a partial spelling.
“Recursive lookup” lets you find the definition of a term within a definition.
“Hot key lookup” lets you simply highlight a word in a document, web page or email and simply press a function key to automatically lookup the definition without interrupting the flow of your reading.
Full-functioning "talking calculator" for basic math functions can be used with or without a screen reader. Every button and edit area talks. It is easy to use, with large keys and contrasting colors. It has multiple display areas so you can see the numbers begin entered, the current total, any numbers in memory and the history of your calculations for the current process.
- Windows 7 or higher
- 512MB RAM
- 200 MB free disk space
Software Return Policy:
In keeping with software industry standards, we will gladly accept returns of packaged software within 30 days of purchase in an unopened package only. Software that is purchased as a download is considered opened at the time of purchase.
Software that has been opened or purchased as a download may only be replaced with identical software / media within 30 days if the originally purchased software is defective.
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