Premier Releases Version 15!
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest suite of tools. With the launch of version 15, our bundled Literacy Productivity Pack and portable technologies (Premier To Go and Key to Access) still come packed with a complete suite of powerful learning tools which now have been enhanced for easier use and greater flexibility.
VERSION 15 HIGHLIGHTS
Task-Oriented Toolbars are now in all programs (added to E-Text Reader, Text-To-Audio, Scan and Read Pro and English Talking Dictionary).
WORD PREDICTION OPTIMIZED
Additional Word Prediction support has been added to Write Now and Talking Word Processor. For example, one new feature automatically inserts a space or backspace upon selection of word from Word Prediction list.
GENERAL CUSTOMER-REQUESTED ENHANCEMENTS
For example - "Fit To Width" is now the default view in Worksheet Wizard. Word Prediction functionality has been updated with space and backspace feature.
ADDITIONAL PRINTING CAPABILITY
Incorporated additional printing capabilities.
IMPROVED DEFAULT TYPE SELECTION
Improved default file type selection in "Open" dialogue boxes. Now looks for "All Documents" and finds all compatible files.
WINDOWS 8 COMPATIBILITY
Premier 15 supports Windows 8.
UPDATED WORKSHEET WIZARD INTERFACE
Write/Text Box and Draw/Spray Paint options are now more clearly indicated. Added the ability to Right-click to add a Text Box or Edit Text.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE TWEAKS AND ENHANCEMENTS
Optimizations to Translation.
Our Premier suite of learning tools can be used to read documents, to enhance composition skills, to look up a word or definition in the integrated dictionary/thesaurus, and to display the most probable words using word prediction. It contains conceptual translation capabilities as well as tools to convert text files to audio formats, including MP3. It also enhances study skills with such features as red underlining of mispelled words, highlight & extract, customizable study notes, auditory highlighting and content summarization.
Presenting our Latest Mac Products
Continuous advancement and innovation across the landscape of learning is where Premier Literacy excels. Premier incorporates solutions that are practical, meaningful and affordable for both the Window and Mac environments. With the launch of its newest portable products--the Premier To Go Mac and the Premier To Go Hybrid--Premier is one step closer to making the idea of "Universal Design for Learning" a reality.
The Premier To Go Mac is the first truly mobile device available with full-featured tools for users of Mac products. The new portable device is unique in that the software runs completely from the USB drive, so the tools are truly portable. Products on the Premier To Go Mac are the very same Premier products that are installed on standalone PCs and institutional workstations. For the ultimate in flexibility, our new Premier To Go Hybrid works on BOTH PCs and Macs, so you can be assured to have access to your learning tools no matter which type of workstation you're using!
Reaching for the Cloud Couldn't be Easier
Premier's new Launch Pad integrates all of the best features of the Premier Literacy Suite into a single place to make our learning tools easier than ever to use--at school, home or work. Its innovative architecture allows it to work seamlessly, side-by-side with all of your PC applications.
With Premier Launch Pad, you get powerful tools that benefit all aspects of learning: expanded reading options, comprehensive writing features and optimized study skills.
The Premier Talking Reader (PTR) for the iPad is a very versatile reader for many types of standard document formats including Microsoft WORD, HTML, TXT and PDF. Premier Talking Reader allows you to easily select text and have it read aloud including on-screen tracking of words as they are read. You can also extract and save selected text to new documents for study and review. PTR has convenient options for quickly importing / exporting documents (e.g. Dropbox) PLUS other robust document management features that allow you to copy, move, delete, rename and create separate folders making it easy to use and share documents with others on your iPad!
The English Talking Dictionary for iPad, first and foremost, is a comprehensive dictionary. It is, however, much more than a dictionary. The English Talking Dictionary for iPad speaks. It reads the definition of a word aloud. The user can hear the word used in a sentence. It has a fully integrated thesaurus for referencing synonyms and antonyms of all words. It includes slang jargon and historical figures. It contains over 250,000 words and allows the reader to look up a word without knowing exactly how it is spelled. It is also possible to search for words by concept.
Magic for Making Worksheets and Forms Accessible
Working with the Worksheet Wizard is easy and uncomplicated. It works with files in PDF format and includes a scanning feature that allows the user to scan documents directly into the application. It also includes tools that assist with the composition of text ensuring that written text is the best it can be.
Using the Wizard, users can hear worksheets read aloud, can edit them as necessary, draw within them, and highlight sections as needed. The Worksheet Wizard makes using a computer as easy as using a pencil, a highlighter or an eraser.
For more information on Worksheet Wizard, click one of the links below.
The Right Tool for Making Writing Better
Write Now is a new universal writing tool designed to help writers of all skill levels. It is optimized for, but not limited to, working with online or proprietary applications. Write Now is compatible with such word processors as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect as well as cloud applications like Google Docs and social networking sites. It is designed to work with any application that requires textual input. It helps the user compose small amounts of content prior to posting them to an application.
The many composition features built into Write Now will assist the user in ensuring that written content is correct. Write Now is valuable in preventing published writing mistakes.
For more information on Write Now, click one of the links below.
Our research with students and educators using our technologies led us to develop more intuitive ways to select the “right Premier tool” for a learning activity. We've implemented task-oriented toolbars for reading, writing and studying across our product line. The direct result is learning tools that are easier to use than ever before.
Experience freedom and flexibility
Premier Literacy -- a division of Premier Assistive, is a leader in the field of learning technology, offering complete and affordable reading and writing solutions. With programs that recognize, validate and accommodate, Premier is providing valuable tools for life. Innovation, affordability and portability are the defining elements of Premier products that are revolutionizing the world of learning technology.