The News-2-You newspaper is designed for teaching and expanding literacy skills, from basic awareness of symbols and print to reading fluently with comprehension. Each edition includes current events, a recipe, a joke page, sports news and a variety of interactive games and puzzles for some fun while learning. News can be read using natural sounding Text to Speech voices, providing word and sentence highlighting. Natural sounding American male, female, boy and girl voices are available as free downloads within the News-2-You app, as well as many specialty voices. News-2-You spurs learning and increases communication, while aligning to Common Core Standards for reading, speaking and listening standards.
"We strongly believe in the benefits of having a symbol-supported newspaper for beginning readers and kids with special needs,” said David Niemeijer, founder and CEO of AssistiveWare. “AssistiveWare is extremely proud to have had the opportunity to work together with N2Y to create the News-2-You app, so more kids can benefit by having access to News-2-You content for learning”.
The News-2-You app can be used with multiple students, each tailored with their own settings. Reading progress and answers to the exercises are tracked per student. Students can be locked into a specific edition or chapter or freely navigate all the downloaded editions.
"Today's school environment is rapidly integrating the use of iPads in classrooms, so we are thrilled to now be able to offer our News-2-You newspaper on the iPad platform to support mobile learning," said Jacquie Clark, CEO and founder of N2Y.
The collaboration between N2Y and AssistiveWare dates back to 2009, when AssistiveWare released the first Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution for iOS: Proloquo2Go. The award-winning app includes N2Y’s SymbolStix symbols, which are also used for the News-2-You weekly newspaper. The companies partnered-up once again to create the News-2-You app to serve children with special needs.
A News-2-You year subscription includes a weekly edition during the US school year. Interested? Download the free News-2-You app, which includes one sample edition, to try it out!
Pricing and Availability
News-2-You is available as a free application on the iTunes App Store. The app includes a sample edition to give new users an idea of the features and content. Existing News-2-You subscribers can access the editions by connecting to their N2Y account. New customers can purchase a News-2-You iPad subscription or single editions right inside the News-2-You app.
Additional information about the News-2-You app is available at: http://www.assistiveware.com/product/news-2-you.
Media resources are available at: http://www.assistiveware.com/media-resources and News-2-You introductory video can be seen at http://www.assistiveware.com/introduction-news-2-you.
AssistiveWare®, a leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is committed to collaborating with the global community to make a difference in peoples lives. The company’s flagship product, Proloquo2Go®, is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a “voice” for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare was the first company to deliver universal access to Mac OS X with its award-winning KeyStrokes™ on-screen keyboard and the first to create genuine children’s Text to Speech voices. Focused on its vision to empower people through innovative technology, AssistiveWare offers a wide-range of assistive technology products and services.
N2Y is a cloud based special education publishing company based in Huron, Ohio. N2Y products include News-2-You weekly current events newspaper, Unique Learning System standards based curriculum, and SymbolStix dynamic symbol set. The New‐2‐You current events newspaper utilizes concise, symbol‐supported text to deliver current events news to the special needs population. Unique Learning System is the only comprehensive standards‐based curriculum specifically designed for special learners. SymbolStix ONLINE is the industry standard symbol set used exclusively throughout the N2Y product suite and licensed globally by many software and hardware developers. For additional information, please visit at www.n2y.com. N2Y can also be reached by e‐mail at email@example.com and by phone at 1 (800) 697‐6575.
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