Dyslexia is the most prevalent of all known learning disabilities. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 5-15 percent of the population suffers from severe reading, and writing difficulties associated with dyslexia. Dyslexics spend significant time, effort and money to improve their written communication skills.
One of the main challenges for people with dyslexia is managing their daily tasks that require writing. For examples students that need to write homework assignments and reports or employees that constantly need to respond to emails. Dyslexics are challenges by both the quality of their written text (producing correctly spelled text) and by the time and effort required by them to produce this text.
Ofer Chermesh, one of Ghotit's 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 correct English grammar.
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.
Ghotit launched its online free service in 2008. In 2009 Ghotit released Word Writer, its add-on for Microsoft Word for Windows. In 2012 Ghotit released its simple-to-use text editor, Real Writer for Windows and Macintosh.
In 2013 Ghotit released its Real Writer & Reader application for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The Ghotit Real Writer & Reader application is based on a simple text editor which incorporates 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.
Today Ghotit has announced the release of a site license. This site license will enable schools and organizations to access all of Ghotit solutions at highly reduced rates.
For more information visit http://www.ghotit.com
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