Monday, March 07, 2005

ESL and Special Populations: Software: 2nd Speech Center Download: 39.95 Disk backup: 9.95

We sometimes get students who have specific needs due to hearing or vision problems, and are always looking for an easy, inexpensive solution to meet those needs. This program lets you listen to documents, e-mails or web pages instead of reading on screen. Materials to read are simply copied into the program, and then the program will read the text. It will also work for 11 languages besides English. It is intuitive to operate, and is within the budgets of most organizations. I am interested in hearing other perspectives on the ease of use and applicability of this program. There is a free trial that you can use to see how this program actually works and try it with the materials you want to have read.