Pneuma Solutions and Scribe for Education are featured in this press release from Send2Press Newswire.
In response to COVID-19, blind entrepreneurs repurpose powerful technology for the benefit of print impaired students in today’s virtual classroom
MIAMI, Fla., April 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Pneuma Solutions launched a free service that redefines the way students with special needs are provided instructional materials. Based on Pneuma’s Augmented Document Remediation technology, Scribe for Education allows teachers in K-12 to upload image files to a secure cloud service that provides near real time conversion to a variety of text and audio formats like Braille, large print, and MP3 for use by disabled students. The service fills an essential gap as school districts flip from traditional classrooms to distance learning programs.
“Students with disabilities have trouble accessing printed school materials in a timely manner under the best of circumstances,” says Mike Calvo, founder and CEO of Pneuma Solutions. “With so many of us teaching from home during the pandemic, technologies that convert documents into special formats need to be available with no need for complicated training. I want to use our technology in a way that ensures students with disabilities are not left behind no matter who is educating them.”