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Posts in Category: text to speech

Getting Started with Assistive Technology

Guest post for Maryland Assistive Technology Network February 1, 2015
Entire article with images can be found at http://marylandlearninglinks.org/atblog Text to speech. Speech recognition. Word prediction. Guided Access. Digital calendars. Reminders. The Livescribe Recording Pen. Bookshare. Learning Ally. Kid safe... read more
 

3 Free ways to Use Technology to Support Struggling Readers

Published April 1, 2015 for Maryland Assistive Technology Network
The complete post with images can be found at http://marylandlearninglinks.org/atblog Do you spend time reading aloud to a family member who has difficulty reading? Is someone you know frustrated by their lack of independence and perceived... read more
 

Affordable Online Tools to Help with Spelling and Grammar You Many Not Know Exist

Learn about Features That May Help Writing on a Computer
Everyone benefits from help with grammar and spelling. Most people are aware of tools offered by Microsoft Word such as the spelling and grammar check, thesaurus and dictionary. I frequently use them as I write reports and generate articles. While... read more
 

Text Based AAC Apps to Speed up Communication

Type or write what you want to say and have a device speak for you
Stroke. ALS. Parkinson’s disease. Apraxia of Speech. Laryngectomy. Laryngitis. Vocal Nodules. Intubation. There are many reasons why a person can lose the ability to speak. Sometimes this inability is temporary while in other situations it is... read more
 

Now Available- Assistive Technology in Special Education- 2nd Edition

Resources for Education, Intervention and Rehabilitation
We all know children who struggle with speaking, understanding, reading, writing, thinking, learning or remembering. Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an update about how to use the latest technologies to help... read more
 

Joan’s top picks for free tech tools to make online reading easier

Many barriers exist to reading text online. For some, the text may be too small. For others, they may have difficulty decoding, processing or sustaining attention to derive meaning from the written words. In addition, the ads and cluttered images... read more