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My dad is dyslexic

Post by kymberry » August 10th, 2010, 6:44 pm

I would love for him to read my book. He does enjoy listening to books on CD. I need affordable ideas that are not too hard for someone who is computer handicapped! Or if anyone has done this on their own in the past I'd love to hear how. Thanks!

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Re: My dad is dyslexic

Post by WilliamMJones » August 10th, 2010, 8:20 pm

Oh, I think I know something that might help. I wrote a blog post on it a few weeks ago: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... tools.html

In the post I mentioned a text to speech program called Natural Reader. You put your text into it, and it reads it back to you. It can even turn the text into an MP3 so you can listen to it on an Ipod. You can find the program here: http://www.naturalreaders.com/

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Re: My dad is dyslexic

Post by kymberry » August 10th, 2010, 10:58 pm

WilliamMJones wrote:Oh, I think I know something that might help. I wrote a blog post on it a few weeks ago: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... tools.html

In the post I mentioned a text to speech program called Natural Reader. You put your text into it, and it reads it back to you. It can even turn the text into an MP3 so you can listen to it on an Ipod. You can find the program here: http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Thank you so much Mr. Jones, I think that's perfect.

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Re: My dad is dyslexic

Post by Priscilla_James » August 11th, 2010, 1:55 pm

WilliamMJones wrote:Oh, I think I know something that might help. I wrote a blog post on it a few weeks ago: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... tools.html

In the post I mentioned a text to speech program called Natural Reader. You put your text into it, and it reads it back to you. It can even turn the text into an MP3 so you can listen to it on an Ipod. You can find the program here: http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Oh my Gosh! That is such a neat tool! Most text to speech readers I've encountered were awkward, but Natural Readers is great! Not only will it help someone with dyslexia be able to "read", but it helps point any awkward pauses or sentences. . . just like you mentioned, Will!

I'll certainly be exploring this program more. Thanks for the tip. :)
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