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Electronic Spell checkers

Dyslexics spend significant time, effort and money to improve their written communication skills.

One of the main challenges for people with dyslexia is managing their daily tasks that require writing.

Dyslexics are challenged by both the quality of their written text (producing correctly spelled text) and by the time and effort required by them to produce this text.

The standard spell checkers that come with your computer can be quite helpful but they are rather simple - with just Entry-Level functionality.  They are not designed for use by Dyslexics.

Regular spell checkers are designed to correct spelling mistakes that are relatively close to the correct spelling. In order to identify the correct spelling of a poorly entered word, the context of the sentence needs to be analyzed.

There is a specialty spellchecker called "Ghotit" that we recommend. It has been written by Dyslexics using a novel context sensitive spell checking logic tuned for the kinds of errors made by people with dyslexia and bad spelling. Ghotit can detect and correct not only really bad spelled words but also misused words, words that are spelled correctly, but are written out of context. Ghotit also offers advanced grammar checking algorithms, ensuring that the corrected text is not only error-free, but also written with correct English grammar. Integrated text-to-speech and dictionary services are offered, to accelerate the writing process of a dyslexic.

Ghotit solution is available as an add-on to Microsoft Word and as a text editor for Apple Macintosh and the approximate cost is around $200.

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