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 Supp...
BalabolkaLiteracy Software • Reads to you with Word-    by-Word highlighting • Use as Word Processor    with "read back" f...
Balabolka Open/Import   Go to File then "Open"Box will display "Allsupported formats"     which can beopened or imported
Basic ControlsRead from   Cursor
Basic ControlsPause
Basic ControlsStop
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   ...
Balabolka Copy/Paste to Doc      Go to Edit            then   "Select All" or         Ctrl + A      Then to Edit "Copy" or...
Kindle App for PCMany textbooks are nowavailable for Kindle (fromAmazon).•  You need not have a   Kindle to read Kindle   ...
Kindle App for PCThe Kindle App is NOT onthe Freedom Stick, youmust download it from theAmazon Site, or theAndroid Market•...
Copying from Kindle•   Use your cursor to    sweep across a    paragraph or all the    text on a page.•   Then click Copy•...
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 ...
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 ...
Windows Speech Recognition     Go to Start Menu  then "All Programs"   then "Accessories"      Choose "Ease of Access" Cli...
Windows Speech Recognition                              Click on Microphone          You must dictate allYou must dictate ...
Windows Speech RecognitionOn your own computer        Right-Click on Corner                  Click on "Next"you can improv...
Windows Speech RecognitionComplete Guide
Mobile PhonesDictate instead of keyboardon Android or iPhone/iPad/iTouch                                           Native ...
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
PowerTalkPowerTalkReads PowerPoint PresentationsOut Loud
PowerTalkSelect a       Presentation will automatically open inPowerPoint     "full screen" and each slide will bePresenta...
Balabolka   PowerTalkFreedom StickGetting Started
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Transition to College - Reading and Writing

  1. 1. Transition to College with the MITS Freedom Stick
  2. 2. the freedom to do it yourself Part Three: Reading and Writing
  3. 3. Reading and Writing Support1. Balabolka2. Using the Kindle App for Windows3. Using Windows Speech Recognition4. Phone Support5. PowerTalk for PowerPoint
  4. 4. BalabolkaLiteracy Software • Reads to you with Word- by-Word highlighting • Use as Word Processor with "read back" for editing
  5. 5. Balabolka Open/Import Go to File then "Open"Box will display "Allsupported formats" which can beopened or imported
  6. 6. Basic ControlsRead from Cursor
  7. 7. Basic ControlsPause
  8. 8. Basic ControlsStop
  9. 9. Balabolka Read/Highlight Word-by-Word highlighting and"already read" color switching
  10. 10. Balabolka Reading SpeedAdjust reading speedbased on content and your needs
  11. 11. Balabolka Font/Size Choice Go to View then"Fonts and Colors" Go to Font Choose Font and Size
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Kindle App Features Dictionary
  18. 18. Kindle App Features Take Notes
  19. 19. Windows Speech RecognitionEvery Windows (Vista,Windows 7, Windows 8)computer includes SpeechRecognition.With this you can dictate ratherthan "keyboard."
  20. 20. 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"
  21. 21. 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"
  22. 22. 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"
  23. 23. Windows Speech RecognitionComplete Guide
  24. 24. Mobile PhonesDictate instead of keyboardon Android or iPhone/iPad/iTouch Native Android App VLingo for Android Dragon for iPhone
  25. 25. Dragon on iPhoneDragon Dictate is free foriPhone/iPad/iTouch
  26. 26. Text-To-Speech on iPhone"Speak Selection" in iOS 5
  27. 27. VLingo on AndroidVLingo is a free downloadfrom the Android Market
  28. 28. VLingo "in Car"VLingo is a free downloadfrom the Android Market
  29. 29. Android Speech RecognitionSpeech Recognition is built intoall Android Devices
  30. 30. Android Book Text-To-SpeechMantano Reader Premium$4.99 download
  31. 31. PowerTalkPowerTalkReads PowerPoint PresentationsOut Loud
  32. 32. PowerTalkSelect a Presentation will automatically open inPowerPoint "full screen" and each slide will bePresentation read to you as you advance
  33. 33. Balabolka PowerTalkFreedom StickGetting Started

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