The History of CapturaTalk
CapturaTalk was designed to help the 8 million adults in the UK with reading difficulties access information on the move.
Originally offered on the Windows Mobile Operating System it is now available on Android mobile and tablet devices. The increase in mobile and tablet devices using the Android operating system has significantly increased in recent years so this was a logical step forward to help the greatest number of people with dyslexia, visual impairments and those for whom English is their second language.
- Original concept announced at BETT 2008 by leading technology specialist iansyst Ltd.
- First version was available on SD Micro Card for use with a select range of phones.
- V2 became available as a download as it became compatible with a wider range of smart phones.
- February 2009 - Concise Oxford English Dictionary was fully integrated.
- CapturaTalk won the prestigious Handheld Learning for Innovation Award, 2009 in the ‘Special Needs and Inclusion’ category.
- V3 was launched at BETT 2010 with improved scanning and accuracy from ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine 3.00. Improved internet & email reading capability.
- Version 4 launched in May 2013 and brought with it a host of new and exciting features including Transcription, Mind Mapping, Audio Tagging, Improved browser features in addition to many more new features!
John Galloway - teacher, writer and consultant wrote a glowing review during 2009
"It's very useful for people who may struggle with text - whether due to a learning difficulty such as dyslexia, sight problems or perhaps being new to English. It is a tool designed to sit in your pocket, ready to be pulled out when you get stuck, whether reading a menu, a paragraph from a newspaper, a set of instructions or text on a webpage or e-mail."