On Sat, 13 Nov 1999, Marge Nikpourfard wrote:

> When a student cannot write the required essay, do you allow the care giver
> to write the essay, or do you require college staff to act as scribe?

This past summer Delta purchased two wonderful software programs.  One,
the Kriezwall (sic) Reader, allows us to scan many pages of a text, and
have the computer "read" it to the student.  One student who has used th
eprogram made a remarkablely astute observation, "for visual learners --
have them listen to the text three or four times."

The second program is the Dragon voice recognition program.  Here, the
student can vocalize his/her paper and the computer "writes" it.  This may
be an alternative.


Jim Valkenburg    [log in to unmask]
Delta College
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