Category Archives: Learning Disability

Voice Dream Reader and Voice Dream Scanner Apps – At Home Special Bundle Price!

Voice Dream Reader app (iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad; Android) has been a long-standing favorite reading app offering text to speech and many customization settings to support individuals with a disability. As a mobile reading app, its advanced and customized settings … Continue reading

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Assistive Reading and Writing Software – Free Licenses Offered Through the End of the School Year

        As the mandatory shift to online instruction for all students occurs amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, more vendors of assistive technology software have stepped up to support special needs students. The following developers of assistive technology software … Continue reading

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Avaz Reader Helps Children With Dyslexia Read At Their Own Pace — Assistive Technology Blog

MDA Avaz Reader, built in association with the Madras Dyslexia Association, is an app that helps and encourages children with Dyslexia to read independently by offering various features and techniques, and a clean, distraction free interface. A user can either … Continue reading

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Portable Reading Tool Options, Smartphone or Handheld Device – What’s Your Pick?

A variety of portable reading tools are available with fairly good recognition and improved text to speech voices for quick access to print using text to speech.  While many individuals rely on their smartphones for accessing print with text to … Continue reading

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“On-Demand” Apps for Reading

Many individuals with reading challenges are faced with difficulty reading the information in their environment. Whether text in a technical manual at work, written directions and a handout provided in a class or meeting that may be difficult to read. … Continue reading

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“Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” Book by Joan L. Green, SLP

        A big “thanks” to Joan L. Green for her diligence in updating her book, “Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” © 2018 and to her donor who offered 1500 copies of her book to professionals working … Continue reading

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How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don — Ask a Tech Teacher

Thanks to Jacqui at Ask a Tech Teacher for sharing a new AI proof writing tool! I am pretty excited about AI, much less a tool to help individuals with written production. Second to solutions for reading, writing solutions are needed … Continue reading

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Livescribe Echo Pen Sound Stickers

The Livescribe Pens have been around since about 2010 offering a ink pen that scans what you write and records audio. It uses Livescribe’s specialized dot matrix note paper to synchronize the audio recorded with the handwriting notes you are … Continue reading

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OrCam MyEye 2.0 – “A Game Changer”

A recent AT assessment with a client with low vision explored both computer based and handheld magnification tools as well as text to speech tools that would help her access print required of her online classes. Reading hard copy print (textbooks) is also … Continue reading

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Otter AI – Recording and Transcription Service & App

Note taking is a frequent concern of students transitioning to post secondary education. Keeping pace with lectures delivered at a fast pace, spelling, processing information and writing notes simultaneously are just a few of the barriers for students and professionals. … Continue reading

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