[Offtopic] WYNN - Screen Reading Software
r.russell at ballarat.edu.au
Wed Jun 14 18:11:12 EST 2006
I am currently involved in a trial of WYNN (What you Need Now)
Software at Ballarat University
I am really impressed with version 4 of this software.
It is basically a screen reader complete with AT&T Natural Voices.
WYNN installs a virtual printer on the PC. Any Windows document can be
printed to WYNN using the "Freedom Import Printer" WYNN then runs an OCR
engine over the imported document and with the read the text using a
number of different voices.
It also has a basic word processor capability and will read text to you
as you type it.
All the students that I have shown it to so far love it.
I also love the way that it can browse web pages.
Anyway I have some links and information online at:
And there is a contest to win a copy see below:
WYNN 5.0 has been released!!!
WYNN 5.0 contains a completely redesigned Web module, with exciting
capabilities, including Highlighting on Web Pages, Extracting
Text from Web pages directly to a WYNN document, more WebMasking and
spotlighting options, built-in pop-up blocker, one-click conversion of
Web pages to WYNN, easier file navigation with our new NavBar, support
more synthesizers, and much more.
win a WYNN 5.0 program!!!
Freedom Scientific and Quantum Technology have pledged to make life a
little easier for eight lucky students who are planning to make the
into tertiary study in 2007!!!
Quantum Technology is excited to announce the inaugural WYNN (What you
Need Now) Scholarship, which is intended to assist students who have
assessed as having a learning disability.
If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen and have been assessed
having a learning disability and are planning on entering tertiary
in 2007 you are eligible to apply.
To enter just tell us in 500 words or less how the WYNN program will
assist you with your studies. Applications must include a name for
reference of an educator or person involved in Learning Disability, and
demonstrate an understanding of how WYNN can help improve educational
outcomes. The prize will be a copy of the WYNN software program.
Applications must be made in writing by email to
info at quantumtechnology.com.au or via mail to Quantum Technology PO Box
390, Rydalmere NSW 2116 Australia, and be received by Friday 11 August
The eight lucky winners will be announced at the "Doing it Better" -
Learning Disabilities in Education and Employment Forum" which will
held in Melbourne, September 24-27, 2006.
To assist with your application you may request a WYNN demo CD to
evaluate. For further enquiries please call or e-mail Quantum
on 02) 8844 9888 or info at quantumtechnology.com.au.
Quantum Technology Pty Ltd
5 South Street (PO Box 390)
Rydalmere NSW 2116
Phone: 61 2 8844 9888
Fax: 61 2 9684 4717
bdavies at quantumtechnology.com.au
If you prefer not to receive WYNN updates please send an e-mail to
bdavies at quantumtechnology.com.au.
Senior Educator (e-Learning)
TAFE Development Unit
University of Ballarat
PO Box 668 Ballarat
Phone: +61 3 5327 8057
Fax: +61 3 5327 8477
e-mail: r.russell at ballarat.edu.au
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