Monday, December 21, 2015

New Features in the Read&Write for Google Toolbar!

A few districts in our SELPA use the Read&Write for Google toolbar.  A couple new tools came out after Thanksgiving break.  Check them out!

"Screenshot Reader" allows you to read inaccessible web content, such as text that is embedded in images, PDFs, Google Slides, ,online books,etc.

The "Speech Input" tool now uses Google's Voice Typing technology.  In addition, you can now use the "Speech Input" tool on other pages within the Chrome browser.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The "Predictive Keyboard" (word prediction) now works with bluetooth/external keyboards with IOS 9 update

Using an on-screen keyboard for word processing isn't ideal.  "Predictive Keyboard" is a word prediction tool available on iOS devices.  In the past, it only worked with the onscreen keyboard. With the iOS 9 update, it will now work with your Bluetooth/external keyboard!

To enable the "Predictive Keyboard"
  • Open Settings and then go to General menu.
  • On General menu, scroll down until you see the 'Keyboard' and select it.
  • Look for ‘Predictive’ turn it on!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Built in Voice Recognition in Google Docs!

There’s a new tool in Google Docs called “Voice Typing”.  It’s a speech-to-text tool that works quickly and it’s pretty accurate.  Here is how you can access the tool.  

  1. Log in to Google Drive (via Chromebook or Desktop using Google Chrome).
  2. Open Google Drive 
  3. Create a new Google Document
  4. At the top, click on “Tools” (located in the tools bar) and select “Voice Typing”
  5. This icon will appear on the page 
  6. Click to startà speak in clear sentences and click to stop