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Comox Valley School District
Written Output


Support for Reading and Writing use the school photocopier to send an electronic document to a student to complete on a device. 

Poster Support for Reading and Writing.pdf

Sending electronic documents from a photocopier.pdf

Adding an address to the photocopier.pdf​​

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​Google Chrome.PNGTalk Typer  talk typer.PNG  

  Web tool in Google Chrome 

  Accessible on all computers in SD71  

  Need a Microphone 

  Google Chrome Browser

  Copy and paste dictated text into other    programs Office 365, Office 2010-2016,    Kurzweil, email, text boxes, blogs 

  •  Speech-to-text for Google Chrome, not an extension, but a site that functions  only in Chrome.
  •  Alternatives provided for dictated text.  eg. you or you've
  • Can use in multiple languages Including French 
      •  Install Chrome extension UBlock  Origin  to automatically remove ads that may be inappropriate or distracting  (this extension is​ installed on all SD71 computers)
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      Chrome-TalkTyper- Tip Sheet.pdf

      How to use TalkTyper on the Computer.pdf

      Talk Typer Video

      Talk Typer Tip sheet​
      SPEECH to TEXT/ VOICE to TEXT option​​​
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       β€‹   Built in Accessiblity Feature in iOS on  iDevices 
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      • Microphone icon added to the build in keyboard
      • Speech to Text in any app or text box that uses the built in keyboard.
      • Will work in Mulitple Languages including French
      • Turn on Enable Dictation under Settings > General > Keyboard > Enable Dictation
      • Turn on Siri under Settings > General > Siri 
      ​Enable Dictation Tip sheet 

      SETBC iOS Accessiblity Resources 
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      Installed on some computers in SD 71​
      • Study tools and Writing tools options in Kurzweil 3000
      • Voice Notes in Kurzweil 3000 


      ​Kurzweil Writing Tools and Study Tools overview tutorial

      Using Voice Notes Kurzweil 3000.doc
      ​Predictive (Word Prediction) 

      Built in Accessiblity Feature in iOS on  iDevices
      • Word predcition based in the built in iOS keyboard
      • Smart prediciton so the more time you use a word the faster it will predict it (learns word useage)
      • Can use in multiple languages Including French
      • NEW in iOS 10 Hold to Speak Predictions. Put your finger on the word in the predciton window and the word will be spoke out loud. Tap to send it to the text window or slide your finger off the word to not send it. To turn Hold to Speak Predictions on go to Settings> General > Accessiblity> Speech >Typing Feedback > Hold to Speech Predctions 
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      ​iOS Word Prediction (Predictive) Tutorial

      Video of the New iOS 10 Typing Feedback features, Hold to Speak Predictions​ (Scroll down to Speech Enhancements)
      ​​Dictate in Office 365 Online and Installed 
      Speech to Text (can choose language)

      Accessible online in any environment through your Office 365 account .​​ 
      Utilities (top left) 
      Office 365
      • Word 
      • OneNote
      Dictate is located on the Home Tab in Word

      Dictate tip sheets 

      Microsoft Dictate Help β€‹

      Word Online Writing and Reading Tools.pdf

      Commands you can use in Dictate in Office 365.pdf

      Dictate Office 365 Word Installed.pdf

      Dictation Chart.pdf

      Microsoft Office 365 Support for Dictate Windows 10​

      Video for Dictate from Microsoft​​

      ​Read&Write read write logo clip.JPG app for iPad 
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    • works as a webtool bar in Safari 
    • download the Read&Write app from
    •  iTunes       β€‹β€‹
    • ​install as a keyboard to use in any apps 
    • ​
      ​Read&Write app on iTunes 

      Read&Write app Resources 


      To get serial # for Read&Write app please contact 
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