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Wordlogic as an Assistive Technology

Predictive text software is especially beneficial for people with below-average spelling and typing abilities, physical handicaps, and other issues which impede effective communications and utilization of a computer or phone. Additionally, WordLogic’s software aids children and adults with learning or motor skill difficulties by enabling them to more effectively interact with electronic devices and associated programs, such as email, Websearch, text documents, and instant messaging. WordLogic can bring such people back in the mainstream of communications by assisting their input process.

Dyslexia

It is estimated that between 15% and 20% of people in the U.S. have a language-based disability. One of the most common language disabilities is dyslexia (Source: the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health [NIH], March 2010). As dyslexia is a learning difficulty affecting the development of literacy and language skills, spelling can be very difficult. For over three years now, WordLogic’s predictive text solution has been used as an assistive technology for dyslexia sufferers. While there are other predictive text and voice recognition software packages available, testimonials for WordLogic’s product emphasize the software’s flexibility and intuitive nature versus competing products. Testimonials also referenced the technology’s compatibility with other Windows – compatible software, such as word processing or spreadsheet packages as well as any custom software the user may already be using to assist their communications.

The WordLogic Predictive Keyboard’s ability to display a list of words that all start with the entered information, and then offer several word options as people type, helps dyslexics focus more on their word choices. Further, if typists are unsure whether the offered word iscorrect, they can simply click the word to access a dictionary database and confirm the definition. Users of the WordLogic software for assistive purposes have stated that it bestows extra confidence in their typing skills.

Cerebral Palsy 

WordLogic’s patented predictive text solution has also been adopted to help overcome challenges that people living with cerebral palsy face with everyday written communication. The symptoms of cerebral palsy make daily tasks extremely frustrating and time consuming. As a consequence of the involuntary movements accompanying the disease, sufferers of cerebral palsy may have to type using only one finger. WordLogic’s software has had use overcoming these limitations, and has served as an affordable option for cerebral palsy patients.

Nearly 800,000 children and adults in the U.S. are believed to be living with one or more symptoms of cerebral palsy. Going forward, approximately 10,000 children born each year in the U.S. may also develop the condition (Source: the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the NIH, May 2010). Cerebral palsy is currently incurable and patients must rely on finding ways to manage their disabilities. Daily challenges increase as patients reach middle age, although some individuals are able to continue work and other activities using assistive equipment and adjusted schedules.