[blindkid] Talking Tying Teacher

Richard Holloway rholloway at gopbc.org
Wed May 22 11:35:18 UTC 2013


Some schools will let student use their (school) copy of software at home. To my understanding this is generally may be legal if the software has been bought for a particular student and is not being shared by others or if it will be shared, multiple copies (assuming a single user license) can't be launched/used at the same time. 

I'm not a lawyer or an expert, but I think what is more likely to happen is that a single blind student in a location where nobody else would possibly need the software in a school or school system is much more likely to be given access to the software at home. In a system which services multiple blind students on an ongoing basis, they may remain concerned to retain the software for the use by future students. 

I have no idea if this is appropriate from the standpoint of the use of quota funds, but it is my understanding of what often happens. 



On May 22, 2013, at 2:29 AM, "Bonnie Lucas" <lucas.bonnie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Talking Typer is acquired by schools through the Quota Funds and therefore
> is free. However, it is about as boring as a program can possibly be and the
> speech is awful in some parts of the program. If you don't know it, it helps
> to have someone who is familiar with it to sit with you to help you
> understand just what the words are, until you get used to it,  that you are
> asked to type. At my assistance, our center has stopped using it. 
> 
> Bonnie Lucas
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tammy Parson [mailto:theparsongang at bellsouth.net] 
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:03 PM
> To: Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
> Subject: Re: [blindkid] Talking Tying Teacher
> 
> Great question Bo. I have asked my TVI the same question. My daughter is
> currently using it, but she already has keyboarding skills and they have no
> way to test her, so they say. She continues to do the program and score at
> 90% but I feel it's a waste of time. APH has the program and schools get it
> for free with federal quota funds so they just use it. I would love to have
> more details about the program myself. Good Luck:)
> 
> Tammy D. Parson
> 
> On May 20, 2013, at 5:28 PM, Bo Page <bo.page at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
>> I'm looking for feedback on software called Talking Typing Teacher by
> MaxiAids.  
>> My daughter was playing around with it the other day at a place we 
>> were visiting and liked it.  It's $100 so I want to make sure it's a
> comprehensive program.
>> From the little I saw of it, it appears that it helps to spell as well as
> type.  
>> Does anyone know what it does exactly, as there isn't much written 
>> about what is does.
>> 
>> Thank you.
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