WordQ


- WordQ is available on every school computer
- teachers AND students can install on their own computers (please see paper handout with download information) or laptops
- WordQ reads out text that students highlight (from web, PDFs, doc files, etc.). It can also help with typing, as it does word prediction and gives students options to choose from.

PDF "How-to" use WordQ:


Speak Selection on iDevices:


Did you know that any "newish" iDevices (I think anything from iPhone 4 and on, iPad 2 and on) has the ability to read any text out loud to users built RIGHT into the device? Its under the accessibility settings.
How to use use speak selection:



Dictation on iDevices:


- any new'ish" iDevice has "siri" built into it. If you turn it on, there is a microphone in every keyboard. You can dictate instead of typing anywhere.
How to use dictation:


Dictation on Android Devices:

How to: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-dictate-to-an-android-phone.html



Dragon Dictate app on older iDevices:

If your device does not have dictation built right in, simply download this free app. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8




Voice Recognition on Laptops:

What about on laptops? You have a few different options here.

School Computers: all have dragon dictate on them. However, this program requires support from the resource room to really set up. So, generally only students with IEPs use this.

PC or Mac Computers: With our own and students own devices, we can choose to use the Chrome browser. There is a app on the chrome browser that allows for dictation. It can be found here: http://ctrlq.org/dictation/

Mac Computers: Newest operating systems have dictation built right in. You can hit "fn fn" when cursor is in a place you can type and it will go into record mode.