Palo Alto, Calif. — August 15, 2007 — The Freedom Scientific Learning Systems Group, developer of literacy software designed to create custom learning environments for struggling students, announced the release of the newest version of WYNN 5.1 software in August 2007. The new release includes support for Microsoft´s Vista operating system. WYNN is the industry-leading solution for reading Web-based content and for reading books that meet National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) goals.
In order to be ready for the new school year, many educational systems have migrated their IT infrastructure to Microsoft´s new Vista operating system. To support that effort, Freedom Scientific has made Vista support an integral part of WYNN, its flagship product.
"We are pleased to offer support for Vista with WYNN," said Roberta G. Brosnahan, Vice President and General Manager of the Learning Systems Group. "We recognize that many schools will continue to provide Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers, so we will continue to support those operating systems, too."
WYNN 5.1 Continues to Provide Educationally-Sound Supports
Students with learning differences have greater educational success with WYNN as it presents text in a clean, uncluttered format. WYNN 5 introduced a completely redesigned Web browser, which further extended its uncluttered textual presentation. Some of the Web-based features in WYNN 5.1 include:
? Web text being read out loud
? WebMasking?, the patented feature that highlights selected text on a Web page by line, sentence, or paragraph while blocking out distracting elements like advertisements
? Highlighting directly on a live web page
? Extracting the highlighted text into a WYNN document with one mouse click
WYNN 5.1 users may also access all standard WYNN features, including:
? Seeing and hearing text simultaneously
? Ability to visually customize text pages for easier reading
? Extensive study tools including Spell Check, Highlighting, Text Note, Voice Note, Dictionary, and Thesaurus
? Ability to access virtually any type of text including printed pages, electronic text, Web sites, or PDF documents
Demo and Pricing
For a complimentary demo disk of WYNN 5.1 and pricing information, contact Freedom Scientific´s Learning Systems Group by phone at (800) 444-4443, extension 1032 or by e-mail at WYNN@freedomscientific.com.
About the Learning Systems Group, Freedom Scientific®
The Learning Systems Group, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, was founded in 2000 by a team of educational and assistive technology experts to address the needs of students with reading-related learning challenges. The group´s award-winning products, WYNN? and TestTalker?, are best known as the "teacher´s choice." Products are currently sold in all 50 United States, Canada, the U.K., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Australia. Freedom Scientific, Inc. is also the world´s leading manufacturer of assistive technology products for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.