Transition to College - Reading and WritingPresentation Transcript
Transition to College with the MITS Freedom Stick
the freedom to do it yourself Part Three: Reading and Writing
Reading and Writing Support1. Balabolka2. Using the Kindle App for Windows3. Using Windows Speech Recognition4. Phone Support5. PowerTalk for PowerPoint
BalabolkaLiteracy Software • Reads to you with Word- by-Word highlighting • Use as Word Processor with "read back" for editing
Balabolka Open/Import Go to File then "Open"Box will display "Allsupported formats" which can beopened or imported
Basic ControlsRead from Cursor
Balabolka Read/Highlight Word-by-Word highlighting and"already read" color switching
Balabolka Reading SpeedAdjust reading speedbased on content and your needs
Balabolka Font/Size Choice Go to View then"Fonts and Colors" Go to Font Choose Font and Size
Balabolka Copy/Paste to Doc Go to Edit then "Select All" or Ctrl + A Then to Edit "Copy" or Ctrl + CPaste into Open Office Writer or Microsoft Word or Email
Kindle App for PCMany textbooks are nowavailable for Kindle (fromAmazon).• You need not have a Kindle to read Kindle Books• Kindle Apps are available for PC, for MacOS, for Android• Kindle allows you tcopy/paste text from the App to Balabolka for Text-To-Speech
Kindle App for PCThe Kindle App is NOT onthe Freedom Stick, youmust download it from theAmazon Site, or theAndroid Market• http://www.amazon.co m/gp/kindle/pc/downl oad
Copying from Kindle• Use your cursor to sweep across a paragraph or all the text on a page.• Then click Copy• You cannot copy more than one page at a time.
Pasting to Balabolka Go to File then "New"Go to Filethen "Paste" or Ctrl + VYou will have to do this page-by-page by then you will have fullcontrol of Text-To-Speech andEditing
Kindle App Features Dictionary
Kindle App Features Take Notes
Windows Speech RecognitionEvery Windows (Vista,Windows 7, Windows 8)computer includes SpeechRecognition.With this you can dictate ratherthan "keyboard."
Windows Speech Recognition Go to Start Menu then "All Programs" then "Accessories" Choose "Ease of Access" Click "Windows Speech Recognition" Place Icon Shortcut on Desktop Right-Click on "Windows Speech Recognition" Choose "Send To"Choose "Desktop: Create Shortcut"
Windows Speech Recognition Click on Microphone You must dictate allYou must dictate to Word or or say punctuation marks.WordPad and then "Start Listening" Say, "Period," "Comma," orCopy/Paste to Open Office "New Paragraph"
Windows Speech RecognitionOn your own computer Right-Click on Corner Click on "Next"you can improve accuracy of Recognition Widget and follow directions. You Choose "Configuration" will dictate to the computer.through training Then "Improve Voice Recognition"
Windows Speech RecognitionComplete Guide
Mobile PhonesDictate instead of keyboardon Android or iPhone/iPad/iTouch Native Android App VLingo for Android Dragon for iPhone
Dragon on iPhoneDragon Dictate is free foriPhone/iPad/iTouch
Text-To-Speech on iPhone"Speak Selection" in iOS 5
VLingo on AndroidVLingo is a free downloadfrom the Android Market
VLingo "in Car"VLingo is a free downloadfrom the Android Market
Android Speech RecognitionSpeech Recognition is built intoall Android Devices
Android Book Text-To-SpeechMantano Reader Premium$4.99 download