|NWT Literacy Council||A Guide to Assistive Technology|
Word Processors (WP) and word processing software provide learners with a structured environment that can help them produce written material. Writing and editing can be a difficult task for learners. Some learners find the physical act of writing difficult.
Word processors help learners struggling with writing in many ways:
Some common examples of word processing software are:
A Talking Word Processor (WP) is a word processor software program that has built in text-to-speech features that give auditory feedback of letter (character), word, sentence or complete paragraphs. Any selected text can also be spoken. These programs can help learners with their writing - e.g. notice omissions, dropped endings, etc . They also offer the multisensory experience of hearing the writing while seeing it on the screen. TTS Spell Check/Dictionary (TTS Dic.) and grammar checking features can be an important consideration that provides feedback during spell checking.
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