Term: Talking Word Processors

Talking word processors are software programs that provide audio feedback as the student writes. As each letter is typed and each word is written, the device will "speak"it aloud. Many of these inexpensive writing programs also incorporate powerful tools for reading. Students with learning disabilities often find that having written material read aloud helps them to better edit, understand and organize their projects. These programs may offer other accommodations as well, such as enlarging text size and changing the color of text and graphics.