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Tips for Maximizing your AT Potential with WYNN Software Accessing Higher Ground 2009 Steve Boyle 800-444-4443 Ext. 3915 www.freedomscientific.com/lsg Freedom Scientific Inc. Welcome • Introduction • Overview of WYNN • Question and Answer Time Freedom Scientific Inc. What Is WYNN? • Software that provides bi-modal access to scanned text, electronic files and the Internet • Includes tools to customize the reading environment, increase comprehension, and support writing • Enables people to work with content that is challenging to read due to learning disabilities – such as dyslexia • Accelerates the Learning Process • Direct, Faster Link to other information than what you are specifically reading (online environment) Creates a richer reading environment. • Used in educational, adult literacy, and employment settings to support struggling readers Freedom Scientific Inc. Simplistic Approach • Organization: Four, color-coded Tool Bars – Blue: File Management and Internet – Green: Customize Reading Preferences – Pink: Study Tools – Yellow: Writing Tools • easy to learn, easy to teach, easy to use • WYNN’s ‘claim to fame’ Clean & crisp interface and ease of use! Freedom Scientific Inc. How Do You Get Info into WYNN? Must have WYNN Wizard to: • Scan: print materials using a flat-bed scanner • Freedom Import Printer: import a file from any application in your choice of color or black and white With WYNN Wizard or WYNN Reader can also: • New: Create a new document • Open: existing files or files from disk • Go to Web: browse the Internet and bring text into WYNN Freedom Scientific Inc. Freedom Import Printer • Open PDF's, Word Docs, WordPerfect, HTML, text files, and many others. • Open the file in the application and print it to the WYNN Freedom Import Printer. • Please note: The Freedom Import Printer is only available in WYNN Wizard. This function is not available in WYNN Reader. Freedom Scientific Inc. Modifying the Reading Environment • Address visual processing difficulties – Size, spacing, margins, text/background color • Address auditory processing difficulties – Rate of speech, pause between sentences, reading increments (example of extremely fast auditory processing) • Single click provides immediate results – Empowers user with independence and control over reading environment Each user’s preferences automatically saved Freedom Scientific Inc. Study Tools – Mastering Material • Create an active reading and studying process • Aid in comprehension of materials • Help with automatization – information becomes automatic – Richer reading environment • Make reading and studying more meaningful Freedom Scientific Inc. Studying with WYNN Study tools now available in Text View and Exact View! • Embed text or voice notes in the text • Highlight main ideas and details • Paraphrase main ideas and details • Learn vocabulary • Create study guides • Create an active rich ,reading environment Freedom Scientific Inc. Writing with WYNN • Hear what you write, see your text in your preferred visual settings • Style button to add bold, italics, underline attributes • Word prediction to help keep pace with flow of ideas and with spelling • Spell Check as You Type (misspelled words show up in blue) • Homophone support (get definitions for homophones) • Outlining to help with organization Freedom Scientific Inc. Internet Access with WYNN • Interactive bi-modal web access • Tools to enhance focus/reduce distractions while reading Web pages • Support for isolating and extracting key information • Access to Web Mail and online forms Freedom Scientific Inc. Convert to Audio (MP3) Convert to MP3 format for listening on any MP3 player (including the Apple iPod™) • File menu, Save to Audio • Saves in your folder in WYNN User Files • Copy to MP3 directory Freedom Scientific Inc. Summary • Enables students to actively study material • Helps students process, analyze and synthesize information, organizing the study process • Aids in comprehension, retention, and mastery of materials • Using the Tool earlier gives the best advantage to the student • Students benefit, but benefits go far beyond the disabled community. Freedom Scientific Inc. For More Information About WYNN Contact Us At: Freedom Scientific, Learning Systems Group 800-444-4443 email@example.com www.freedomscientific.com/lsg Freedom Scientific Inc.
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