Posted December 14, 2012
Ghotit released its long awaited Real Writer Pro. Ghotit Real Writer Pro uses an advanced writing assistance technology tailor-made for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disabilities.
Ghotit Real Writer Pro works directly with any text application, both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh, and can also be used as a standalone text editor.
Ghotit Real Writer Pro includes:
- Intelligent context-sensitive spell checker
- Advanced grammar checker
- A powerful word prediction tool
- An effective proofreader
- Additional advanced features for people with problematic writing ccapabilities who strive to write independently
Ghotit Real Writer Pro was designed for people with dyslexia, by people who understand what it is to be dyslexic simply because they themselves are dyslexic and cope with identical problems.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dyslexia is the most prevalent of all known learning disabilities. Approximately 5-15 percent of the total population suffers from severe reading and writing difficulties associated with dyslexia.
Ofer Chermesh, one of Ghotit’s founders, is a lifelong dyslexic. The struggle of producing readable text is well known to him. “I have no doubt that those people who designed regular assistance technology tools, such as text editors and spell checkers, did not have in mind people with dyslexia. Regular spell checkers are targeting people with good spelling capabilities who occasionally make spelling mistakes, not dyslexics like me” says Ofer Chermesh.
Regular text editors and spell checkers are designed to correct relatively minor spelling mistakes. In order to identify the correct spelling of a poorly spelled word, the context of the sentence needs to be analyzed. Ghotit offers a novel patent-protected context spell checking technology, tuned for people
with dyslexia and bad spelling habits. Using these algorithms, Ghotit can detect and correct not only really bad spelled words but also misused words, words that are spelled correctly, but are written out of context. Ghotit also offers advanced grammar checking algorithms, ensuring that the corrected text is not only error-free, but also written with correct English grammar.
Ghotit launched its online free service in 2008. In 2009 Ghotit released Word Writer, its addin for Microsoft Word for Windows. In 2012 Ghotit released its simple-to-use text editor, Real Writer for Windows and Macintosh.
Today Ghotit has released its Real Writer Pro application for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. The Ghotit Real Writer Pro application is based on a simple text editor which incorporates Ghotit spell and grammar checker. Real Writer Pro can be used directly from any text application such as browsers, word processors, spreadsheets, and mail applications. Unique features of word prediction and an advanced proofreading engine are integral elements of Ghotit
“For years people with dyslexia were forced to buy a number of expensive assistive technology tools in order to help them write freely. These tools seldom managed to fit in smoothly. Today, with Ghotit Real Writer Pro, they can find all assistive technology they need in a single integrated solution that works
with any application, be it on a Windows or Macintosh platform” says Ofer Chermesh.
Though initially designed for people with dyslexia, Ghotit has demonstrated success for people with other writing and reading difficulties such as people who use English as their Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL), enabling them to move to mainstream English Writing.
For additional information visit Ghotit web site at http://www.ghotit.com