Ideal for anyone seeking a dyslexic-friendly software program, ReadOn is designed to help individuals of all ages overcome reading problems associated with dyslexia. And, when used as the basis of a reading program, it improves reading and comprehension.
Specific learning strategies improve reading ability and boost self-esteem as students read with minimal supervision and support.
Opportunities for risk-taking increase students willingness to read as teachers strengthen students reading skills. Parents can also improve and monitor their childs reading skills at home.
Additional features include:
Multi-user and easily networkable:
ReadOn can be customized to suit each student's needs, and those settings saved for later use.
This personalized, multi-user support allows teachers, parents and facilitators to control which supports are available to each student at any time.
Text highlighting: ReadOn uses word, phrase and paragraph highlighting to remove any distraction from the surrounding text so students can easily focus on the current word, phrase or paragraph.
ReadOn's auditory feedback relieves the student of constant decoding struggle, supporting comprehension. It can be customized to read words, phrases or paragraphs out loud.
ReadOn can simply read a given word aloud, with a number of voices, using the “Word Assist” function.
Individualized word bank:
ReadOn can be used as a diagnostic tool so that, when students request auditory feedback, these words are automatically saved in an individualized word bank for a student's language program.
Customized visual cues for problem words:
ReadOn allows a parent, teacher or the student to enter picture cues for words, aiding in decoding and comprehension.
Multiple sources of text:
ReadOn allows parents, teachers and helpers to upload, enter and customize texts. Texts can be typed directly into ReadOn, or can be copied from other files, or from the internet.
Load text from books and magazines using optical character recognition (OCR):
ReadOn's scanning facility allows students to scan texts of interest independently, with the help of auditory support and customized visual cues.
Windows System Requirements
Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows XP or Windows Vista
Memory: 64 MB
Hard Drive Space: 300 MB
Processor: Pentium 300 MHz
Sound Card and Speakers: Yes