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  • in reply to: Technology test taking options #63387


    There is a perfect technology solution for this issue:

    * _Windows_ Laptop (I would recommend a Surface _Pro_–which is very versatile and runs full Windows Professional)

    * Kurzweil 3000 + Firefly

    * Dragon NaturallySpeaking _Professional_

    * Headphones or Headset with Microphone

    Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice dictation software that integrates directly with Kurzweil 3000 + Firefly. Kurzweil 3000 has direct text to speech support, along with direct integration and support for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional, along with a great testing mode to allow him to take the test independently on the laptop.

    Windows works better with Kurzweil 3000 as this operating system is much more versatile than MacOS. I have used both Mac and Windows versions of Kurzweil and Windows is way better for this kind of support in school.

    Here is more info about it: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/Kurzweil%203000%20and%20UDL.pdf

    While his teacher may be nuts, this sort of assistive technology will be a life changer for him with school and his independence.

    I would not have succeeded in engineering at university without Kurzweil 3000 + Firefly and Dragon Naturally Speaking. I was top of my class.

    Also, I worked at Geek Squad for almost 3 years at the counter, part time, coming up with solutions for customers.

    So, I hope this input helps. I promise you this advice is solid.

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