Feature Match Closer Look: Sorting through Word Prediction

Speaking: Kelly Fonner, Tammy Thompson-Cooke

Word prediction programs have had major upgrades in recent years. They are incorporated into alternative keyboards, built into major operating systems, and exist in our everyday technologies such as cellular phones. This webinar will describe and give examples of the features of word prediction programs that should be considered during the assessment and selection of writing supports. During this session, we will look at the word prediction features of stand-alone products that are useable with any text-accepting program and do a quick overview of products that have word prediction built-in such as dedicated word processors and onscreen keyboards. We will explore how programs control the prediction and how each customizes its vocabulary lists. This webinar is not about what product we think is the best, this is about sorting through the options available so that you can be more informed when making decisions.