Category Archives: Text to Speech

Alexa, “What am I Holding?” – Amazon Show and Tell Feature

Alexa’s skills as offered in the Amazon Show or Echo devices continue to expand offering more and more including universal design services for the general public and individuals with disabilities. A recent email sharing “What’s New with Alexa?” featured the … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Adults, Aging in Place, Artificial Intelligence, Assistive Technology, Cognitive Impairment, Environmental Control, Home accessibility, iADL's, Intellectual Disability, Internet of Things, Low Vision/ Blindness, Object Recognition, Text to Speech, Universal Design, Visual Impairment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Accessibility, Adults with LD, Android, App Reviews, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Intellectual Disability, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, OCR, Reading, Text to Speech, Vocation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Augmentative Communication, Communicaton, Emergent Literacy, Executive Function, Focused attention, Google Docs, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Language Arts, Learning Disability, Note Taking, Scanning, Special education, Special Needs, Spell Checking, Spelling, Text to Speech, Windows, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Learning Disability, Life Skills, Low Vision/ Blindness, Occupational Therapy, Reading, Text to Speech, Visual Impairment, Wearable technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adults with LD, Android, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Dyslexia, iPad, iPhone, Learning Disability, Reading, Text to Speech, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Word Bank for Google Chrome

Word BankDon Johnston just announced another new product, Word Bank for Google Chrome. A similar support to Co:Writer but without the prediction features, Word Bank easily creates a word cloud or word list on a topic from an electronic document … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Text to Speech, Traumatic Brain Injury, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Dyslexia, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, Low Vision/ Blindness, Reading, Text to Speech, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment