Reading System Helps the Learning Disabled
A print-to-speech reader, the Omni 3000 meets the educational needs of those with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. The system comprises a Pentium PC, color scanner, speakers, microphone, monitor and software. Printed documents can be scanned and then displayed in their original format, including pictures and graphics.
Each spoken word and its context are highlighted simultaneously in different colors to reinforce reading skills and comprehension. For difficult or unfamiliar words, Omni 3000 provides spoken dictionary definitions, synonyms and letter-by-letter spelling.
Voice command recognition allows one to control the system without using the keyboard. Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, (800) 894-KESI, www.kurzweiledu.com.
This article originally appeared in the 02/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.