ELR Software Pty Ltd combines the skills of speech pathology and computer programming. We produce software in the fields of Internet access for people with disabilities, and specific speech pathology resource material. We have also been involved in consultancy to clinicians and research projects in the fields of literacy and accessibility issues with the Internet.
The aim of this newsletter is to inform you of developments and changes to our major products eLr (Extra Language Resources) and EIA (Enhancing Internet Access). We welcome the opportunity for feedback and questions, and will be pleased to consider including reader contributions and announcements.
This Newsletter (and previous editions) is available online at www.elr.com.au/news and an email version is sent monthly to members of our mailing list (See Subscribing/Unsubscribing).
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In the last 2 weeks of July 2002, we will be in Sydney and Brisbane, and have organised five workshops. Two workshops are in Sydney ("Speech Pathology Services" - Caringbah, and "Lindfield Speech Pathology & Learning Centre" - Lindfield), and three in the Brisbane area (Caboolture Library, Ipswich Library, and at the Diana Plaza Hotel in Brisbane). (See specific details at the end of this Newsletter
We welcome any current subscribers to eLr (Extra Language Resources) who would like to meet with us, and any other person who is interested in eLr or the other new products which we have developed jointly with other clinicians.
The workshops will focus on our four main products:
We enjoy meeting with clinicians and people interested in the work we are doing. It is a good opportunity to get feedback, and to discuss other applications and the "wish list" of ideas which would assist in the general area of speech, language and literacy.
Rude Readers by John Fisher and ELR Software Pty Ltd is close to completion (see www.elr.com.au/readers/index.htm for an early preview of what's to come). We have tested these readers out on a few of our colleagues, and their reactions have confirmed that the humour in the text and graphics will attract the attention and enthusiasm of young children - "Enjoy fist, and then learn".
Volumes 1 & 2 will be released within the next month. Each volume contains 5 readers, which can be read on screen, or printed out in colour or sketch version. Below are more complete descriptions of the titles in the first 2 volumes.
50 new tasks have been added to the Directory for the June edition of eLr.
In Reading and Spelling, 37 "WordSearch" activities have been added to the Prefixes and Suffixes, Word Patterns and Silent Letters sub sections. Most students enjoy these activities. A tip to remember is that each task can be presented in a variety of ways by clicking the "back arrow". This rearranges the words, so that you have a new puzzle with the same vocabulary.
In Reading and Spelling, 13 "MultiWord Slideshow" tasks have been added to the Diphthong Digraph sub sections. These acitivites are aimed at decoding real and non words. The student is presented with 4 words, and has to select which is the real word.
The current version of eLr-Offline is always available for downloading . Fill in the form, download the installation program to your computer and run it. If you are a registered user who has already installed eLr-Offline, the installer will simply overwrite your older version with the most recent version, and you can continue to use it as normal. If you are not a subscriber, the program will run in "Unregistered Mode" for you to evaluate.
Unregistered trial version (fully functional, but time limited). For Internet training and access for people with disablities and other special needs.
Demonstration of the EIA Browser, Tutorial and AAP. Will let you see, or show others, how the EIA Browser and its Plugin modules (the AAP and the Web Tutorial) "look and feel". It is just a demonstration - it will not allow actual Web browsing.
This summary version of the printable eLr Directory is useful for quick reference and an overview of the scope of eLr. Registered users have access to a full Directory, which contains all the section and sub-section headings, individual task titles and task numbers.
For other supporting materials and documents available for free download, please see www.elr.com.au/support.htm.
- Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, May 19th - 23rd, Alice Springs. We will have a commercial stand during the conference.
- Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (03) 9345 5540. We will have a stand at this workshop showing our products, especially eLr, and the new Rude Readers and Word Meanings programs.
- Customs House, July 24th - 26th, Brisbane. We will have a commercial stand at this conference showing our products, especially the EIA Browser and the new Word Meanings program.
We will be holding several workshop/demonstration showing eLr, as well as Rude Readers, Word Meanings and the EIA Browser. Morning/afternoon tea will be provided at each workshop. Numbers are limited, so please register with us to ensure a place.
- Qld Locations
- Caboolture Library, Caboolture. Monday Jul 22nd. 3.00pm - 5.00pm
- Diana Plaza Hotel, Wooloongabba. Tuesday Jul 23rd
- Ipswich Library, Ipswich. Monday 30th. 3.00pm - 5.00pm
- NSW Locations
- Speech Pathology Services, Caringbah. Friday Jul 19th. 10.00am - 12.00noon
- Lindfield Speech Pathology & Learning Centre, Lindfield. Friday Aug 2nd. 3.30pm - 5.30pm
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