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September, 2005
Back to School Issue

We hope you've had a great summer and are looking forward to the start of school as much as we are. We've had a busy summer and want to share with you all the things we've been working on for you.


WYNN 4 has arrived! The dynamic literacy tool has a number of new options and enhancements to ensure reading success. The new features are the result of months of research and user input. This month we're going to highlight some of the new features and how you'll be able to use them.

Toolbar additions
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 of a document. 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.


Another great new feature is homophones, you know, those words that sound the same but have different meaning and spellings. They can cause problems for even the best readers and writers. 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 company.

AT&T Natural VoicesTM
In response 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. Users still have the option of using ViaVoice Outloud™, IBM's precise-sounding speech synthesizer.

Convert Your Documents
WYNN users can now save and convert any document into MP3 or WAV files. This allows the user to listen to a file later at their convenience using any MP3 compatible device, including portable devices like iPods™.

Freedom Scientific LSG In the News
We think WYNN and TestTalker are great products but there's nothing like hearing it from some of the most respected publications in the education industry. The May issue of Technology & Learning featured a review of TestTalker. You can read it at The summer issue of the highly respected Children's Technology Review also reviewed both WYNN and TestTalker.

Are You Getting the Most Out of WYNN?

Would you like to know more about incorporating various features of WYNN into your teaching or learning? Would you like to see what's new in our latest version of WYNN?

We are offering a FREE 45-minute online workshop to review the many powerful features in WYNN and to provide an overview of what's new in WYNN 4. These workshops are hosted live over the web using special meeting technology called GoToMeeting. All that's required to participate is a high-speed Internet connection and a phone line.

"What's New in WYNN 4" is being offered at the following times:
• Thursday, September 22 at 3:15 EST
• Tuesday, September 27 at 3:15 CST
• Tuesday, October 4 at 3:15 CST
NOTE: Please carefully note the time zone for each training and choose the one that best meets your schedule.

To sign up, contact your Regional Manager with your preferred date and your complete contact information so that we can provide you with registration/sign-in information. For a list of states covered in each region, go to

Coming Next Month:
Feature Story:

One thing our users all agree on is that whether you are in the third grade or in your 30's, WYNN is great for everyone. We're talking with adult users of WYNN to see how they use it outside the classroom setting.


Ask the Expert: The WYNNing Word has been designed to help educators learn more about literacy issues and apply proven methods in the classroom. Freedom Scientific's resident expert, Lynn Regan, will answer your questions in her column. She will also address questions using WYNN and TestTalker in the classroom. To submit questions, please e-mail Lynn at
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