Category Archives: Reading

Unite for Literacy Resource

Unite for Literacy is a free online picture book resource supporting non-readers of individuals of different cultures. It counteracts book scarcity for non-readers of different languages with this online resource of digital books. A community based organization supported by business who have partnered … Continue reading

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Accessing Print on the Fly with Mobile Devices and Apps with OCR and Text to Speech

Apps with text to speech are nothing new. Many apps with text to speech are available for mobile devices to access print on the fly for individuals with visual, learning or cognitive disabilities as may be required in a academic , home setting or in the community. … Continue reading

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Read to Me in Book Creator 5 — The Website of Luis Perez

Luis Perez shares a new feature of Book Creator 5  for iPad (4.99) that provides a “read to me” for stories created. This is a great new feature of the popular Book Creator app for iPad. Read more on Luis’s … Continue reading

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C-Pen Reader Scanning Pen with Text to Speech

C-Pen Reader Pen Scanning pens with text to speech and dictionary support have been around for quite sometime. The first pens I used were the Quicktionary Pens probably about 10 years ago as a handheld reading tool. Although they scanned and … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Adults with LD, Assistive Technology, Learning Disability, OCR, Post secondary, Print Disabled, Reading, Text to Speech, Voice Recorder | Leave a comment

The AT Daily Shares Sparkup Book Reader

As reposted from Assistive Technology Daily…Sparkup Book Reader a new book reading device for emergent readers. Meet SparkUp® The Sparkup Magical Book Reader is a revolutionary device that clips directly on to any picture book and reads it aloud in … Continue reading

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Converting Hard Copy Text to Digital Format

I can’t tell you how often I talk with clients about methods of converting hard copy text/papers to digital format for purposes of accessing information using text to speech, completing forms or for organizational reasons. Whatever the reason there are … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Cause and Effect apps, iPad, iPhone, OCR, Organization, Reading, Scanning, Text to Speech | 4 Comments

Pictello meets Tar Heel Reader

Ever heard of Tar Heel Reader? It’s a wonderful collection of free books on a wide range of topics, founded by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. From now on, you can import and enhance Tar Heel Reader stories … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Customizable app, eBook Creating, Reading, Special education, Special Needs, Story Telling, Switch Access, Text to Speech | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment