1888 Press Release – You’re on the road and suddenly you receive an urgent email that you must answer immediately. What do you do? You take out your iPhone and write an answer. But what if you are dyslexic and must have writing and reading assistant to help produce clear and error-free text? If you are an iPhone owner, Ghotit’s newly released iPhone app is the answer.
Ghotit dyslexia app uses advanced writing and reading assistant technologies tailor-made for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disabilities. Ghotit app boasts of the following advanced capabilities, all designed for the dyslexic community:
• Word-prediction with grammar and phonetics awareness
• Context-sensitive and phonetic spell checker
• Advanced grammar and punctuation corrector
• An effective proofreader
• Speak as you write (speech feedback)
• Integrated dictionary
• Reading assistance with dual highlighting
• Sharing text with other apps
• Standalone dyslexia-friendly Text Editor
Ofer Chermesh, one of Ghotit’s founders, is a lifelong dyslexic. The struggle of producing readable text is well known to him, “iPhone revolution has affected the way people consume information and communicate. More and more people are adopting smartphones and tablets as the preferable means to communicate with each other. This is influencing the writing assistant tools developed for dyslexics. With Ghotit new app release for iPhone, people with learning disabilities will be able to read, write and freely.”
Regular text editors and spell checkers are designed to correct relatively minor spelling mistakes. In order to identify the correct spelling of a poorly spelled word, the context of the sentence needs to be analyzed. Ghotit offers a novel patent-protected context spell checking technology tuned for people with dyslexia and bad spelling habits. Using these algorithms, 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.
“For years people with dyslexia were forced to buy a number of expensive assistive technology tools in order to help them write freely. These tools seldom managed to work smoothly together. Ghotit app offers an integrated solution,” says Ofer Chermesh.
Ghotit first launched its only free online web service in 2009. Since then, Ghotit has released multiple products targeting Windows and Mac desktop and laptop users and recently has entered the tablet world with a solution for Windows, Android tablets/smartphones, iPad and iPhone. Ghotit writing assistant solution has been adopted over the years by tens of thousands of users with learning disabilities and many schools, universities and training centers worldwide.
For additional information visit Ghotit web site at http://www.ghotit.com/solution-overview/