Category Archives: Reading

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

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Google for Dyslexia: Chrome Extensions (Part Two)

With Google Chrome extensions, dyslexic students can complete work more easily. Learn about seven add-ons that assist with the difficulty of reading and writing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.noodle.com Jamie Martin provides a review of seven Google extensions for individuals … Continue reading

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KNFB Reader App on Sale

This deal may not be for everyone, but for individuals with low vision or blindness who might have been sitting on the fence with purchasing – it might be the deal maker. The KNFB Reader app is now 25% reduced to … Continue reading

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This Holiday Season Be Nice, Not Naughty: Use the Most Readable Low Vision Font

As scooped with Scoopit from: IPAT Blog ” This Holiday Season be Nice not Naughty, use the Most Readable Low Vision Font” It is holiday greeting card time! Tis the season to remember friends and family, whether across the street … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You to Claro Software for ClaroApps Promo Codes!

Thank you to Claro Software for their generosity with supplying promotional app codes for the OT’s with Apps Workshop participants held in Fort Worth, Texas this past week. Participants received a free promo codes for the iOS ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF apps. Both … Continue reading

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Central Access Reader-Free Screen Reader that Reads Math Accurately!

Technology for Education’s video provides an overview on Central Access Reader software. Central Access Reader -A FREE screen reader that reads Math accurately, is going to help so many students and individuals who struggle with literacy, processing,… Carol Leynse Harpold‘s … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader Updated and on Sale

Voice Dream Reader app’s newest upgrade features support for images in PDF files and also more high quality text to speech voices. Voice Dream Reader has been a great bargain with its many features and improvements. Typically 9.99, it is now reduced to … Continue reading

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Accessible Instructional Materials Tools to Support Reading

The Assistive Technology Daily’s recent post of an article, “Can Audio and or/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes?”,   from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, not only stirred my interest, but also strong feelings about access to print. From … Continue reading

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Attainments’s Access Language App – Gone Free (today only)

Interested in a literacy app for students who benefit from modified text and supports? Attainments Access Language App (for iPad only, regularly 39.99) provides access to frequently read books in a modified format. iTunes description of the Attainment app states: … Continue reading

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Lyrics App by Tunewiki

AT Daily’s recent post features Lyric App by Tunewiki Per the National Center for Learning Disabilities, using Tunewiki is a great way to increase reading fluency. Tunewiki plays popular music in the background while displaying and scrolling through t… Carol … Continue reading

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