First Linux Dyslexia Software Released by Ghotit

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Tuesday, June 18th 2013
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(1888PressRelease) Ghotit released its long awaited Real Writer & Reader for Linux. Ghotit Real Writer & Reader uses advanced writing and reading assistant technologies tailor-made for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disabilities.

Ghotit Real Writer & Reader boasts the following advanced capabilities, all designed for the dyslexic community:

• Intelligent context-sensitive and phonetic spell checker
• Advanced grammar checker
• A powerful word prediction tool
• A built-in proofreader
• A reader that can read out any document or web page.

Ghotit Real Writer & Reader works with any Linux, Microsoft Windows and Macintosh text application, and can also be used as a standalone text editor.

Dr. Robert Iakobashvili, Ghotit CTO and one of Ghotit founders, said, "Internet forums reflect many attempts to use on Linux Windows dyslexia assistive software over the Wine emulator. Due to the nature of the assistive software rich by hooks and text-to-speech technologies, the attempts were rarely successful. Ghotit breaks this barrier and delivers the first Linux "native" dyslexia software working properly with popular Linux office programs like Open-Office, LibreOffice and many others."

Ofer Chermesh, one of Ghotit founders, is a lifelong dyslexic. The struggle of producing readable text is well known to him. "I have no doubt that the 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. In addition, many dyslexics also struggle with reading documents or web sites, and would like to see these reading abilities integrated with their writing assistant solutions," 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 and phonetic 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, and Ghotit's Real Writer & Reader application for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. Today, Ghotit released its Real Writer & Reader application for Linux. Ghotit Real Writer & Reader application is based on a simple text editor which incorporates Ghotit spell and grammar checker and the ability to read out any text. Real Writer & Reader can be used directly from any text application such as browsers, word processors, spreadsheets, and mail applications.

"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 work smoothly together. Ghotit Real Writer & Reader offers an integrated solution, with Ghotit Reader seamlessly complementing Ghotit Writer," 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

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