readers to benefit from new tools in WYNN 4
CA - July 6, 2005 - Freedom
Scientific, Learning Systems Group, the creator of innovative software
for individuals with learning disabilities and reading challenges,
has released WYNN 4, the dynamic literacy tool that transforms printed
text into understandable information for readers of all ages and
abilities. WYNN 4 includes a number of new options and enhancements
not found in previous editions of the product.
1998, we have been dedicated to providing products that are flexible
enough to work with all kinds of learners. The NCLB mandate has
drawn attention to the need to incorporate all learners in the teaching
model and made the need for our products even more apparent,"
said Roberta G. Brosnahan, Vice President and General Manager of
Freedom Scientific, LSG.
"We believe that you use your strengths to strengthen your
weakness. Our guiding design philosophy is to provide a variety
of features designed around solid educational strategies. These
features must be highly intuitive and must allow users to customize
the product to their exact needs. Since the initial introduction
of WYNN, Freedom Scientific has incorporated universal design for
all learning (UDL) in our products. Whether a student is dyslexic,
ADHD, an English Language Learner (ELL), a struggling reader, a
third grader or a 30-year-old, WYNN levels the playing field for
that WYNN users have experienced is, in large part, due to the bi-modal
approach to reading that WYNN offers as text is highlighted on the
screen as it is spoken aloud. The new features and upgrades in WYNN
4 are the result of months of research and user input.
interface has been carefully designed to provide power, flexibility,
and a short learning curve. The color-coded toolbars have intuitive,
large buttons that are labeled with both pictures and words. To
further enhance learning and comprehension, WYNN 4 now allows users
to add, change and view Text Notes and Voice Notes in the Exact
View and Text View toolbars. These new features provide even more
methods to increase individual engagement in the learning process.
In addition, Exact View has been improved to provide a brighter
and crisper view of the page.
to user requests, WYNN 4 now includes AT&T Natural Voices TM
for high quality and more human-sounding voices. English and Spanish
languages are standard and other languages are available.
feature is homophones, words that sound the same but have different
meaning and spellings. WYNN 4 is able to verify correct usage in
the document. The homophones work within the custom definitions
available from Wordsmyth, the leading electronic and print reference
include: a new spell check function that indicates misspellings
as the user types; more definitions and updated word prediction;
the latest version of FineReader optical character recognition;
upgraded editing capabilities to convert documents into an MP3 or
WAV files for later use; new Dynamic Zoning toolbar that allows
users to change the reading order of a document; and the ability
to view PDFs in color.
has multiple unit pricing tiers. For a complimentary demo disk of
WYNN 4.0 or pricing information, contact Freedom Scientific, Learning
Systems Group by phone at (888) 223-3344 x119 or by e-mail at
WYNN at freedomscientific.com.
Scientific, Learning Systems Group
Freedom Scientific is the world's leading manufacturer of assistive
technology products for those who are blind and vision impaired,
and products for the special education and learning disability markets.
The Learning Systems Group, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, provides
products that are acclaimed for their easy-to-use interface, innovative
technology and flexible but powerful features. Defined by educational
experts to enhance the learning process for struggling students,
WYNN provides reading and writing solutions. LSG also created TestTalker,
which provides test-taking preparation and worksheet completion.
For more information
on Freedom Scientific, Learning Systems Group, please visit: www.freedomscientific.com/lsg