Dewitt, MI (PRWEB) September 25, 2006
Premier Assistive Technology Inc. combined development resources with Premier Assistive Canada to develop a Global Word Prediction Program.
It is global in several senses of the word. First it was the first co developed program between the two companies, it contains word prediction for English, French and Spanish in the same program, with no additional purchases required. However the most exciting part of the word prediction is that it works with ALL programs on your computer: including Microsoft Word, Excel, Word Prefect, Outlook and Outlook Express, and all web based sites like Hotmail.com and Myspace.com. This is truly a global application.
Premier Predictor Pro “P3” is a talking word prediction program that works with every program on your computer. If you type in it, Predictor Pro will work with it. Predictor Pro will display a word list next to your cursor as you are typing displaying the most probable word at the top of the list. Use your arrow keys to go up and down the list and when you hear the word you want just select it and that word will automatically be entered into your document. The built in word search lets you search for a word and it too will automatically insert it into your document.
What is Word Prediction?
Word Prediction is a technology developed to assist people who have difficulty spelling and writing. As a person types, word prediction will display a list of the most probable words allowing the typist to select the word from the list. This technology can significantly reduce the number of key strokes and individual needs to make. The built in talking dictionary lets the typist hear the definition to make sure that the word they select is the right word. – Whether, and weather can be very confusing to some writers.
What makes Predictor Pro so unique?
Predictor Pro has many of the features you would expect in a word prediction program, but there are just a few things that really set it apart. One is it works with every application, not just Microsoft applications or a single program. It also has a network addition that lets one teacher manage all the users. Teachers no longer need to add words to every workstation. They just add them to the master list on the network and all students have access to them.
Predictor Pro has a revolutionary new technology called the Document Digester that can read files on your computer and quickly customize the prediction list for you or your class. If you want to have a customized word prediction for your Welding class just use the Document Digester to read the manual and it will generate a list of all words that are in the manual that are not in the prediction list.
Word Look up – Predictor Pro is the only word prediction program on the market that offers word search capabilities. Sometimes word prediction is too much and some times it is not enough. The word search lets you search for any word in the dictionary and then inserts it directly into your document. The exciting part about this is that Predictor Pro has built in Text To Speech so when users click on a word they will hear it – most people can recognize the word when they hear it.
One of the biggest problems for new writers is using the correct word or form of the word. Many educators call these words confusable. That may be true, but every word that a person does not know is confusing, that is why we built in our powerful talking dictionary. Just use your mouse to right click on any word in the prediction or word search list and the definition will be displayed and can be read aloud to the user.
Predictor Pro has 3 built in languages, and is provided with 20 additional libraries, many are focused on those difficult medical terms. Many of the words used in the medical dictionary are not found in Microsoft’s spell check so for many medical students this is the only way they can verify that their spelling is correct.
Premier Predictor Pro is available as a standalone product, but it is also part of the Literacy Productive Pack and the Accessibility Suite Version 5.4. You will also find it as part of the Key To Access 4.0
Price: $89.95 for a single workstation license.
Network version: $799.95 for a 10 user license - Include 1 admin client and 10 User clients
Premier Assistive Technology
Ken Grisham – CEO
1309 N. Williams St.
Joliet, IL 60435
Premier Assistive Canada Inc.
Ian McVicar – Director
1240 Grand Lake Rd.
PO Box 875, STN A
Sydney, NS B1P 6J4