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Right now this is an experimental project as we investigate supporting development of our projects

OverviewThe dyslexic community accounts for 15-20% of the U.S. population. Our goal is to build a dyslexic text reader/learning tool, a graphical, interactive text reader integrated with computer text-to-speech whose level of focus, complexity, and detail is adjustable according to the user's needs.

In other words, a multiple 'level of detail' presentation of text where items can be viewed at the letter, word, sentence, and paragraph level, allowing the user needs to adjust it to their needs. Items can grow or shrink in size as they are read by the software, and the color of the text can also be adjusted. Image representations and dictionary definitions of words can be displayed next to the word as each word is read. A speech API (Free-TTS) reads each word that has the current focus, and the user can adjust the speed the text is read through.

This project idea was originally submitted by a dyslexic lady and developed within a user interface course at the University of Southern California.

FeaturesZoomable User Interface Interactive paragraph/sentence/word selection Integration with Google Images, Flickr, and Yahoo Images for image lookup Integration with Wiktionary, WordNet Dictionary for dictionary definition lookup Much more Current IssuesNot OS X friendly due to a bug in Java3D which does not render emissive materials correctly on OS X Some threading issues need to be resolved Occassional Crashes Future PlansSymbol set as alternative to Google Images/Flickr Keyboard access Expand number of input formats ReferencesWikipedia - Dyslexia Davis Dyslexia Association International

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accessibility assistive-technology dyslexia free-tts projectpossibility speechapi text-to-speech

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