Automatically predict/complete words
This feature includes auto-completion of words and phrases based on the typed text. This can help to correct spelling and to speed up text entry, especially when using a limited keypad or an alternative input device.
Discussion by Disabilities
People with physical disabilities may use alternative input devices that enter text more slowly than a conventional keyboard, so automatic completions of words and phrases can greatly increase the speed of their typing.
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
People with cognitive, language, and learning disabilities may have difficulty spelling words correctly or coming up with phrases quickly. Word and phrase completion tools can increase their speed and accuracy of typing.
This listing includes a wide range of products, from simple stand-alone word and phrase completion applications to large literacy suites that include a word and phrase completion tool. Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Open Source and free
These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.
Free, not necessarily open source
These products are free to use, but may have strict restrictions on viewing and modifying source code.
- EdWord – DeafBlind Online
- Marlem-Software Markus Lemcke – Marlem-Software Markus Lemcke
- TippFixx – FTB – Forschungsinstitut Technologie und Behinderung
- Co: Writer Universal - Chrome Extension- cowriter.com
- Predictive Tab Key Auto Complete - Chrome Extension- bt
Commercial, with free trial
These products are free to try for a limited period of time or with limited functionality. They must be purchased for full functionality.
- Literacy Productivity Pack – Premier Literacy
- Penfriend – PenFriend Ltd, Cricksoft
- Predictor Pro – Premier Literacy
- WordQ – Quillsoft, Bloorview Kids Rehab
- WriteOnline – CrickSoftware
Commercial, no free trial
These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.
- Instant Text – Textware
- Kurzweil 3000 – Kurzweil Educational Systems
- Solo Literacy Suite – Don Johnston
- WordAid – ACE Centre
- Typing Assistant – Sumit Software
- Saida – Oribi
- EMU – TU Wien, Institut für Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Elektronik fortec – Arbeitsgruppe für Rehabilitationstechnik
- ordprædiktion – ViseOrd
Related Research and Papers
- Effective phrase prediction – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Nandi, A. and Jagadish, H.V. (2007)
- Dyslexia, eLearning and eSkills, (Pgs 84-90) ‘Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education’ – University of Southampton – Draffan, E.A. (2012)
- Southampton Accessibility Tools presented at 8th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility – University of Southampton – Wald, M., Draffan, E.A., Skuse, S., Newman, R. and Phethean, C. (2011)
- Intelligent word-prediction to enhance text input rate (a syntactic analysis-based word-prediction aid for people with severe motor and speech disability)- Garay-Vitoria, Nestor and Gonsalez-Abascal, Julio(1997)
- Human computer interfaces for people with disabilities- Newell, Alan F. and Gregor, Peter(1997)
- Working together: People with disabilities and computer technology- Burgstahler, Sheryl
- The effects of word completion and word prediction on typing rates using on-screen keyboards- Anson, Denis et al. (2010)
- Using word prediction software to increase typing fluency with students with physical disabilities- Tumlin, Jennifer and Heller, Katherine Wolff(2004)
- Designing human-computer interfaces for quadriplegic people- Steriadis, Constantine and Constantinou, Philip(2003)
- Application of word prediction and disambiguation to improve text entry for people with physical disabilities (assistive technology)- Al-mubaid, Hisham and Chen, Ping