iansyst launches its latest developments in assistive technologies at BETT 2013
Showcasing the latest developments in assistive technology on stand B130 at BETT 2013, iansyst will be launching azzapt – a cloud service to enable individuals to store, create and open personalised accessible documents in their preferred format from any internet device. The azzapt service can be accessed via desktop computers, mobiles or tablets, providing information in alternative formats automatically on demand. Suitable for learners with SEN, or those who require reading support, azzapt provides text content whether it be in a larger font, coloured background, different font styles or as an audio version. The service has been developed with support from JISC TechDis and the UK Technology Strategy Board as a strategic means of helping to give reading impaired students full access to the curriculum.
Using a 3G or Wi-Fi connection, azzapt can also be accessed from iansyst’s additional new software development for tablets: CapturaTalk for AndroidTM, an assistive technology application that includes key features to provide reading and writing support. For example by combining both solutions, an individual with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia can now access the azzapt cloud service from CapturaTalk to download a range of documents including eBooks, on their Android device in the appropriate font size and colour or listen to it read aloud as an audio file.
Some of CapturaTalk’s other features include: allowing the user to take a picture of text and convert it into editable text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) so that they can for example, hear the text read aloud using text-to-speech (TTS) technology.
CapturaTalk can also translate the words into over 20 languages, read aloud meanings using the integrated dictionary, apply formatting, add voice notes and save text as audio, providing added assistance for anyone requiring reading and writing support.
Visit the stand to speak with iansyst’s highly qualified assistive technology specialists and receive demos and expert advice on iansyst’s wide range of leading software, hardware and assistive technology solutions designed to help people with dyslexia and other disabilities.
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