Talking with Karen and Gretchen they suggested a talking word processor with the following features.
- Runs in the browser
- Allows switch, keyboard, and Braille input
- Provides customizable feedback on each input with speech, sounds, and pictures. For example on G it might suggest Gretchen as the child's intention or on the first letter of their name might suggest their name.
- Has a web-based back end that allows customization if the responses.
- Reads words or groups of letters on space or other customizable event.
- Models for a teacher/parent the kind of responses that might be appropriate.
- Possibly include a 20 questions sort of after writing interview aid (or is that a separate tool).
- Record what the kid writes and allow it to be published as print, email, web, etc.
- Record data.
Possibly build on the ideas from WebTyper. Maybe Flash would be an appropriate for implementation.