Freedom Scientific, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets technology-based products that provide equal access to information and computing for people with vision impairments or learning disabilities. The company offers screen reading software; accessible pocket PCs; magnification software; large print keyboards; scanning and reading software; portable and focus Braille displays; blue wireless Bluetooth Braille displays; pocket players/recorders; VIP GPS solutions; deaf-blind telephone and personal communications; and accessories for blind people. It also provides desktop/portable/handheld video magnifiers; and illuminated magnifying glasses for people with low vision. In addition, the com...
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Freedom Scientific, Inc. Announces the Release of the Newest Version of the WYNN Software
Oct 9 12
Freedom Scientific, Inc. announced the release of the newest version of the WYNN(TM) software. WYNN 7.0 adds PAL (Promoting Academic Literacy) features that were partly funded by a Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities grant awarded by the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The grant was awarded in partnership with Dr. Cynthia Okolo, an educational researcher at Michigan State University. WYNN 7 includes the PREPARE process, a well-researched and systematic educational process to support active interaction with text, including supports for reading, writing, studying, and organizing notes. The PREPARE process paired with the PAL features provides a powerful support structure for all students. The PAL features include electronic notecards and writing templates. WYNN 7.0, building on its well-recognized educational, features, is the only software that offers struggling students "electronic notecards" and WebMasking(R). New WYNN 7.0 features and benefits include: Notecards and templates: these features, which support organization and writing, can be used in conjunction with or separately from the PREPARE process; Additional toolbar buttons for Save to MP3 and other most requested features: some of WYNN's more popular features, including Save to MP3, Book Search, and Send to Word, now have their own toolbar buttons; Convert highlights to outlines: users can combine two of WYNN's most popular features Updated user interface: new toolbar button design provides an additional option for users; legacy toolbar buttons for those more comfortable with WYNN's traditional design; Enhanced network install capabilities: WYNN's network installation, including silent install, has been updated and enhanced for easier deployment in busy school districts. WYNN's unique features and benefits were created with input from educators, researchers, and individuals with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. It uses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to enhance success and was designed to be useful for all users, yet excels at satisfying the needs of learning disabled and struggling students. WYNN continues to maintain other unique differentiators for the benefit of all users, such as: its clean, exceptionally easy-to-use user interface; Text View/Exact View method to display documents; Web Browsing features, including the patented WebMasking feature; NavBar for managing open documents; and visual tailoring, including the ability to change size, line spacing, and word spacing with a click of the mouse. WYNN 7 also supports the 2-1/2 pound PEARL(R) document camera, providing fast and portable scanning and reading. WYNN's benefits help students and adults lead more productive lives, whether it is in the classroom, at home, or on the job.