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Patty Johnston

Annotation & Highlighting Features on Reader

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Has anyone compared the quality/accuracy of readers with annotation & highlighting features with textbooks? We have many low readers who have Bookshare memberships and have been frustrated by the accuracy of text selection for highlighting.  For example, the reader tool will select a whole paragraph or multiple paragraphs instead of a phrase or word.  I'm wondering if our old textbooks, non-NIMAC versions) are part of the problem, or if we should compare reading tools (Read & Write vs. Voice Dream Reader [I'm told it's now available on Chromebooks via Android for Google App]) We're in a Google Chrome 1:1 school district.  Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  ~Patty

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Hi Patty,

All of our tools except for Go Read will do word level highlighting. If the Chromebook is highlighting incorrectly you may need to download a specific voice that will fix this issue: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/why-web-reader-not-highlighting-while-speaking

Voice Dream Reader is currently one of the more popular apps our members are using. With word level highlighting, multiple voices to choose from, and many other features that are not available with the Read Now option.

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