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 smartphone/ and write an answer. But what if you are dyslexic and must have a writing assistant to help produce clear and error-free text? If you are an Android smartphone/tablet owner, Ghotit’s newly released Real Writer & Reader for Android is the answer.
Ghotit has just released its long awaited Real Writer & Reader forand smartphones. Ghotit Real Writer & Reader uses advanced writing and reading assistant technologies tailor-made for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disabilities. The Ghotit Real Writer & Reader boasts of the following advanced capabilities, all designed for the dyslexic community:
• Intelligent context-sensitive and phonetic spell checker.
• Advanced grammar checker.
• A grammar and phonetics aware word prediction writing assistant.
• A built-in proofreader.
• A reader that can read out any document or web page.
Ghotit Real Writer & Reader 3 for Android supports any text application running on Android tablets and smartphones.
Dr. Robert Iakobashvili, Ghotit’s CTO and co-founder explains, “Smartphones and tablets have become part of our daily lives. We take them everywhere, even sometimes to bed. And Android has become the predominant smartphone/. For many years, Apple and iOS have boasted of assistive technology superiority when compared to Android. However, recent Android features are tearing down those assumptions.”
Dr. Iakobashvili continues to explain how Ghotit has leveraged these new Android capabilities to release a market leading spell checking solution for dyslexics using Android devices, “The Ghotit solution is leveraging Android’s advanced multi-windows and multi-tasking capabilities, inherent text sharing services and native voice to text capabilities in its service. Integrating these features enables Ghotit to offer a unique writing assistive solution that helps dyslexics with their reading, spelling and grammar errors.”
Ofer Chermesh, one of Ghotit’s founders, is a lifelong dyslexic. The struggle of producing readable text is well known to him, “and smartphones revolution has affected the way people consume information and communicate. More and more people are adopting tablets and smartphones as the preferable means to communicate with each other. This is influencing the writing assistant tools developed for dyslexics. With the Android release of Ghotit Real Writer & Reader, people with dyslexia will be able to read, write and correct their text using standard Android touch screen practices.”
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 Real Writer & Reader offers an integrated solution with Ghotit Reader seamlessly complementing Ghotit Writer,” says Ofer Chermesh.
Ghotit first launched its only free online web service in 2009. Since then, Ghotit has released multiple products targeting Windows and Macintosh desktop and laptop users and recently has entered thewith a solution for Windows and Android tablets/smartphones. Ghotit writing assistant solution has been adopted over the years by tens of thousands of dyslexic users and many schools, universities and training centers worldwide.
Though initially designed for people with dyslexia, Ghotit has demonstrated success for people with other writing and reading difficulties such as people who use English as their Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL), enabling them to move to mainstream English Writing.