Tag 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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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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Abilipad App Price Reduction!

Abilipad app  (iPad; regularly 19.99) is reduced to 9.99 today (always a mystery how long this reduced price will be!). This app provides tools to customization the keyboard layout with pictures, text, key size and color. Other options available 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

Posted in Accessibility, Adults with LD, Android, Apps for Special Needs, Book, Differentiation, Google Docs, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, Mobile Device Use, Print Disabled, Reading, Text to Speech | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ER Browser – The Mobile Web Browser for Dyslexia & Visual Stress

ER Browser app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (.99) provides a web browser with choices of color background, font size and type and simplifies the content on your devices for those with experiencing visual discomfort and difficulties. Created for … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Adults with LD, App Reviews, Apps for Special Needs, Dyslexia, Education, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Irlen Syndrome, Learning Disability, Low Vision/ Blindness, Occupational Therapy, Reading, Visual Perception | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Irlen Syndrome – Is There an App for That??

Irlen Syndrome – Is There an App for That??? Recently I had the opportunity to be trained as an Irlen Screener by Irlen Diagnostician, Judy Palapala of the Irlen Clinic of the Twin Cities. Having worked with both students and adults … Continue reading

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