WYNN Literacy Software
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WYNN is the innovative literacy software tool designed to enhance success for individuals with reading challenges and writing difficulties. WYNN was developed with the help of special educators and individuals with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and aphasia.
By using a bi-modal approach - simultaneous highlighting of the text as it is spoken - WYNN transforms printed text into understandable information that benefits readers of all ages including English Language Learners (ELL), struggling readers and children with ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder).
WYNN’s features and benefits appeal to individuals of all ages. Educators, students and adults benefit from its powerful and flexible features. The detailed chart, "Reading and Writing Roadblocks, How WYNN Can Help," describes specific learning disabilities and which features in WYNN assist the learner to become more successful and self confident.
WYNN Wizard is a scanning and reading software. It includes optical character recognition (OCR), the ability to scan printed pages and convert them into electronic text. Speech synthesis enables this scanned text to be read aloud. Additionally, WYNN Wizard can read word processing documents, Adobe Acrobat PDF files, text files, and the Internet.
WYNN Reader includes all features of WYNN Wizard except OCR, or scanning capability. Additionally, files that have been previously scanned and saved using WYNN Wizard can be read with WYNN Reader.
Bi-modal approach to reading where text is highlighted in context as it is spoken aloud
Full editing capabilities with the ability to modify electronic files, scanned pages, or newly created documents
Clear, natural sounding speech
Scanned-in pages retain original layout
Customized visual presentation
Built-in talking dictionary and thesaurus
Traditional study tools include highlighting, bookmarking, text and voice notes, and more
Teacher Lockout temporarily restricts student access to the dictionary, thesaurus, and spell-checker during tests
Ability to read the Internet
Outline assistance for notetaking
Spell Check as users type
MP3 and WAV conversion
Highlight web pages
Extract highlighted text from web pages
Compatible with WebCT
Easy-to-use rotating toolbars provide all reading functions
Bi-modal approach increases reading comprehension
Intuitive buttons and icons provide short learning curve
Modify speech to aid with individuals’ auditory processing style
Customize visual presentation to create a “friendlier” reading environment
Traditional study aids to enhance effective reading and learning
With one keystroke a student can pull highlighted information from a Web page directly into a WYNN document
Users can use the WebMasking feature and spotlight in increments to tailor reading mode on Web pages
To enhance comprehension of information on the Web, users have access to WYNN's powerful Dictionary feature
Windows® 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista™ (32-bit and 64-bit), or Windows XP (32-bit)
Windows Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
Pentium 500 MHz or better processor
1.2 GB (on the hard drive containing the Program Files and Windows folders)
512 MB RAM
DVD Drive for installation
Windows compatible sound card with microphone and speakers or headphones
Video requires 16-bit high color mode or greater
There is currently no demonstration video for WYNN Literacy Software.