The developer of Voice Dream Writer, a new and innovative writing app for people with print disabilities, has graciously given the AppleVis community a limited number of promo codes for the app. Voice Dream Writer was released on January 21, 2015, and it currently costs $9.99.
While there are many text editors available on iOS, Voice Dream Writer is unique in that it was designed specifically for blind and print-disabled users. Below is an excerpt from Voice Dream Writer’s App Store description:
Voice Dream Writer helps everyone write better: Text-to-speech proofreading reduces mistakes, phonetic and meaning search help you find the right words, and an active outline improves the structure of your writing.
Text-To-Speech Proofreading. Professional proofreaders recommend reading out loud as the best way to catch mistakes. Like a personal proofreader, Voice Dream Writer reads your writing using text-to-speech, so you can easily spot awkward sentences, grammatical errors and typos. Also, it can read words and sentences as you type or voice dictate. This way, you can type faster because you no longer have to look up to check the text you just wrote.
Word Finder. Voice Dream Writer helps you find the right words using phonetic search and meaning search. For example, search for "inuf" phonetically, and you will find "enough", and search for "Fast Africa Cat" by meaning and you will find "Cheetah." Word Finder also shows you the dictionary definition of a word as you type without you having to select anything or open another program.
Outline. As you write, Voice Dream Writer automatically creates an outline of headings, paragraphs and sentences. The Outline helps you structure your document better by giving you an always-on overview. You can also quickly navigate to a section in a long document without endless scrolling. Finally, you can drag and drop elements in the Outline to organize your writing. No more selecting, cutting and pasting large blocks of text.
To enter to win one of the promo codes, please post a comment on this page and explain how you could benefit from using Voice Dream Writer.
If you would like to double your chances of winning one of the codes, simply post the following on Twitter:
I just entered to win a promo code for the new Voice Dream Writer app on @AppleVis! @Voicedreamapp http://t.co/6fGOK77lyp #A11Y
Important: If you enter the contest a second time via Twitter, please ensure that you include your Twitter username in your comment on this page in order for your entry to be counted!
This contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, January 23, 2015. During the day on Saturday, January 24, 2015, a member of the AppleVis Editorial Team will tally up the entries and conduct the drawing using the Sequence Generator on Random.org. The winners will be notified via the contact form on their AppleVis profiles, and they have until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, January 26, 2015 to respond to our initial e-mail. If we receive no response from a winner by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, January 26, 2015, another winner will be chosen and the promo code will be awarded to that person. Additional rules and restrictions apply.