Our Accessibility Services team recognizes that the delivery of courses could be in person, or online. If you are already registered with Accessibility Services and would like to connect with an Accessibility Coordinator to discuss how your accommodations fit with the design of your online course or study strategies and resources, book an appointment or call 403.357.3629.
Academic Support is available to all Red Deer Polytechnic students to support their learning. To find out more about this and how to book virtual appointments with the Learning Skills Strategist, Tutors, Writing Skills Centre, Math Centre or ESL Tutor, please click here: https://guides.rdpolytech.ca/tutoring.
Students who have difficulty with spelling or getting ideas on paper, or physical difficulty typing, may find speech to text software helpful.
Speech to text is empowering to people who, because of dysgraphia or dyslexia, have a very hard time writing even simple sentences when they want to tell a much bigger story. It can be very useful for people who are searching on the Internet.
In college, using speech to text to successfully write something as complex as a paper requires quite a bit of executive functioning. Planning out the sequence of your ideas, and speaking in complete, fluent sentences is difficult. And because speech to text doesn’t always “understand” what you mean, for all ages, you definitely need to have a text to speech program, or some kind of playback functionality to read your work back to you to make sure it says what you wanted it to!
Red Deer Polytechnic students can download the Read & Write installer using the link below:
Click the try Read & Write today button, select the platform (PC, MAC or Google Chrome) and then click Install. Once Read & Write is installed and opened, sign in when prompted with your school email address with Microsoft.
Additional help and resources can be found in the TextHelp Training Portal.
Speech to Text (speech recognition) Windows 10 – in Control Panel under Ease of Access on your pc:
Red Deer Polytechnic recognizes that our campus is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land where RDP sits. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.