LD Resources


Ginger Software is the leading contextual spell and grammar checker on the market today. Based on a full sentence context, Ginger can automatically correct severe spelling and grammatical mistakes at an unmatched success rate. It enables users to produce error-free texts, quickly and easily. The product operates as an online service and supports Microsoft text editors such as Word and Outlook, and will soon support Internet Explorer as well.

Ginger Software's mission is to facilitate error-free writing, particularly for those who use English as a second language, or for those with learning difficulties like dyslexia. Ginger Software’s revolutionary program has the potential to eliminate up to 95 percent of writing errors common to people with dyslexia.

Clip Talk

The ClipTalk application was designed to be a simple program that sits in the tray notification area and speaks the text on the clipboard. The text can be spoken back when you double click the ClipTalk icon in the tray, use a hotkey or even when text is just added to the clipboard


For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations Inspiration is the ultimate thinking and learning tool. Brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding with the Diagram and Map Views. To take notes, organize information, and structure writing for plans, papers and reports, use the integrated Outline View to focus on main and supporting ideas and to clarify thinking in written form. With Inspiration's Presentation Manager, transform your diagrams, mind maps and outlines into polished presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge.


Lexia software helps students ages 4 – Adult acquire and improve essential reading skills, while supporting educators in monitoring and informing reading instruction in classrooms, schools, and district-wide. includes an Auto Placement tool, helping new students quickly and seamlessly begin using Lexia at their individually-suited skill level.


Kurzweil 3000 is a reading, study skill, and writing program that educators can use to meet the needs of struggling learners, including ELL students and students with special needs. It enables educators to provide differentiated instruction without having to differentiate the curriculum.

Learning Ally

RFB&D®, a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, is the leading accessible audiobook library for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia. With titles available in every subject area and grade level, RFB&D's digitally recorded audio textbooks help students challenged by the printed page.

Write Out Loud

Write OutLoud is simple to use and reads words as they are written, providing real-time auditory feedback. Writing tools, including Franklin’s Talking Spell Checker, homophone checker, and dictionary help your students confirm their word choice in language they understand.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon speech recognition software helps to enhance the educational process for students and teachers alike. It has been shown to improve core reading and writing skills for students of all abilities, including those with physical or language-based learning disabilities as well as English Language Learners. Dragon lets students dictate papers and assignments three times faster than typing.

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