There is a lot of evidence for many students (mainly dyslexia in research) that autocorrection software is far more efficient than using a wordpredictor1. In general, for increasing writing speed, it makes heaps more sense (Note: predictor software can be better if your aim is supporting literacy development) - and I would argue for other areas of AT too 2. Using any AI tools (GPT or Bard - but even a lot smaller models will do this), they will “fix” your sentence with a prompt, e.g. “correct this typo sentence including spaces”. But doing this simply, in real-time without user interaction3, is complicated. This fixkey is getting there and worth keeping an eye on ( it needs a shortcut key, which isn’t perfect. It needs to run without that really)

  1. This paper is a bit old now - but was from the University of Cardiff… - note it was using Global AutoCorrect which is now part of TextHelp. Good luck on finding it. Others like this are also useful ↩︎

  2. I’m convinced autocorrect is needed more in AAC ↩︎

  3. Tools like Grammarly are great too - but for sure, you need to use it like a spell checker. I hacked together an OpenAI API backed script to do this and its not as straightforward as I would have liked see it here if you are interested ↩︎

Will Wade @willwade