Category Archives: Reading

OrCam My Reader and My Eyes for Text, Facial and Product Recognition

  Advances in optical character recognition (OCR),  object recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision has resulted in remarkable, new products to aid individuals with visual impairments. One such new device, the OrCam, provides a variety of features allowing OCR and … Continue reading

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Call Scotland New & Revised Apps Wheel

Call Scotland has curated apps using a clever apps wheel display for several years. Here is their 6th version of the iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties. Their app wheel has those tried and true apps for individuals a … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader App on Sale

Through July 4th, Voice Dream Reader app for iOS ( 6.99) and Android (4.99) is 50% off. This is a great value for this multi-function app that reads aloud documents, articles and web sites and supports a wide variety of formats. … Continue reading

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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

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