ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Getting Started with Google Voice Typing

Text-to-Speech That Actually Works I remember trying voice-to-text software in the late 1990s. In addition to a lack of accuracy, I had to speak slower than I could already type. Thankfully, voice-to-text software has come a long way since then. Google voice typing is incredibly accurate and fast enough to…

Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading

Text-To-Speech Text-to-Speech isn’t just for students with low-vision. It can also be beneficial to students experiencing a range of literacy difficulties. Read-aloud tools have been shown to positively impact reading comprehension for individuals with reading disabilities. While more studies are needed, other potential benefits of this multi-sensory reading approach include:…

iPad Accessibility Apps – Level The Playing Field

Posted June 2, 2017 by Nick LaFave under Assistive Technology  The iPad’s built-in accessibility features are amazing for empowering all learners. Here’s a round-up of iPad Accessibility Apps to further help level the playing field. Part 1: Accessibility Apps for Vision                …

MacBook Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning

An introduction to assistive technologies built into the MacBook I’m not an expert on assistive technology, but I have made learning more about it a priority. I was inspired by Louis Perez, a fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, who is an expert in assistive technology. Louis made me think differently about…
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