Assist with homophones
This feature would assist with homophones when typing. This could be done initially by highlighting homophones so that the user can detect mistakes, or by intelligently choosing between “their,” “there,” and “they’re” given the context.
Discussion by Disabilities
Homophones can pose problems for everyone, and are especially difficult for people with cognitive, language, and learning disabilties. Using a homophone checker can help to identify misspelled words and correct errors.
This listing includes a wide range of products, from simple stand-alone spell-checkers to large literacy suites that include a spelling or grammar checking tool. Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
- Spelling and grammar checking are also supported by mainstream writing products, such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, and many email programs. However, these products generally do not have comprehensive homophone checking tools.
- Read & Write – TextHelp
- ClaroRead – Claro Software
Related Research and Papers
- Computer-mediated cross-cultural collaboration: Attributing communication errors to the person versus the situation.- Vignovic, Jane A.,Thompson, Lori Foster
- Technology Matters: Creating Usable Working Environments- Gladys Loewen
- Imagining Disability Futurities- Carla Rice Eliza Chandler Jen Rinaldi Nadine Changfoot, Kirsty Liddiard, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Ingrid Mündel
- Dyslexic Students: Can They be a Programmer?- Nojood Alghamdi
- Universal Access to Mobile Computing Devices through Speech Input- Bill Manaris, Valanne MacGyvers, Michail Lagoudakis