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The Dyslexia Revolution: Ginger Software takes text correction and progress tracking to the next level

Proposal No: 623

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Length of Session (in hours): 1Format: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: General Conference

Summary of Session

During this workshop participants will experience the groundbreaking solutions of Ginger for automatic spelling and grammar checks. We hope that you will join us for this session, and see for yourself how this exceptional software benefits and gives confidence to all of your students in the composition of their ideas into text.

Abstract

The advent of computer spell checkers has proved to be a very useful tool for writers, enabling them to produce texts with lower error rates. This however is not the case for people who suffer from dyslexia as traditional spell checkers are unable to recognize their misspellings, making incorrect or misleading suggestions. Ginger’s breakthrough automatic spell and grammar checker enables writers to independently generate error-free writing with unprecedented accuracy. Based on full sentence context, Ginger can automatically correct severe spelling and grammatical mistakes, all in one click. Ginger Software’s mission is to facilitate error-free writing, particularly for those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and for those who use English as a second language. It permits users the ability to work independently, providing them with a stress-free writing environment where they are able to compose their written thoughts without interruption. Ginger is designed as writing and learning platform, providing users with tools that help them learn from their mistakes. Ginger tracks the errors that users make providing an invaluable tool for identifying students’ needs, monitoring progress and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction methods.

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Howard Kramer

Mr. Kramer has worked in assistive technology, disability, information systems and accessible media for more than 25 years. From 1997-2012 he worked with Disability Services at CU-Boulder, establishing the Assistive Technology Lab, which serves students with disabilities needing specialized access. He is founder and coordinator for the Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Accessible Media, Web & Technology, and teaches courses on Universal Design at CU-Boulder.

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