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  • Premier Assistive Technology as an alternative to KurzweilKurzweil is a software developed for students with general learning difficulties(visualizing, hearing, organizing ideas). Helps by reading text, extracting ideas, taking notes, audio dictionary, creating.Link to the presentation:http://prezi.com/c2shv0x6e2yo/job-aid-for-kurzweil/
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    • 1. HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: KURZWEIL 3000 (TEXT-TO-SPEECH TOOL) EDUC W200 Week 14
    • 2. BREAK:A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER EDUC W200 Week 14
    • 3. HERE’S THE IDEA • In these activities, we will look at two ends of the same spectrum – tools to help students with reading related needs o Visual disabilities o Language-processing needs o Organizational and comprehension-related needs • A Powerful tool– Kurzweil o Kurzweil is extremely powerful, but very expensive EDUC W200 Week 14
    • 4. KURZWEIL • For Kurzweil: o ULA/Instructor Demo (we cannot open too many copies of Kurzweil at a time, due to licensing constraints) EDUC W200 Week 14
    • 5. KURZWEIL DEMONSTRATION(ULA DEMO ONLY) STEPS: 1. Open prezi link (for overview of steps) 2. Open Kurzweil software- (search on all program) 3. Toolbar features (top of the page, 4 menus) 4. Download sample chapter from Oncourse (opens in Kurzweil) 5. Reading text out loud (sentences/Speed/Voices/Prediction) 6. Highlighting words 7. Creating bubbles ( Questions:T/F, Multiple Choice, Matching/Essay) 8. Reading webpages EDUC W200 Week 14

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