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Forte Keyboard with Text to Speech


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From simple note-taking to advanced writing and communication support, the Forte keyboard is designed to assist a wide range of ages and abilities. The Forte was designed by educators to provide the specialized writing support your students need to build writing skills and discover the joy of writing. It is especially effective in helping students with Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, poor spelling skills, reading and decoding issues, ADD/ADHD and ASD.

The Forte is easy to use and easy to manage. Focused means no games, no internet, and no distractions. Specialized writing support means one button access to features and programs that support your struggling writer and build writing skills.

Product features demo:

The Forte Text to Speech option allows students to hear their writing read back to them, improving word choice and sentence structure. Listening to text also develops stronger sight-word recognition and increases vocabulary. Students are more likely to engage in critical editing and revision steps when they can both proof read and “proof listen” to their written work.

Text to Speech is activated simply by pressing the "Speak" key. Text is highlighted during readback, and Spell check, Thesaurus and Word Prediction options can be heard for auditory confirmation prior to selection. Automatic readback options include: letter by letter, after each word, after each sentence, and spell, then speak a word.

Forte user manual:   Forte User Manual

What's included:

  • Forte Keyboard with Text to Speech
  • USB File Transfer Cable
  • Headphones
  • AC Adapter

Sofware components:

  • Word Prediction
  • Calendar
  • Spell It!
  • Math 101
  • Keyboard Instruction
  • Split Screen
  • Adjustable Font Size
  • Thesaurus
  • Spell Check
  • Writing Prompts
  • Flash Drive Compatibility
  • Wireless File Transfer
  • Abbreviated Expansion
  • Sticky Keys
  • Dictionary
  • Cut/Copy/Paste functions
  • Scoring Program
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