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Educators & Students with Learning Disabilities: AT: Assistive Technologies

Useful for elementary and secondary administrators, librarians, classroom teachers, and parents and students with Learning Disabilities

FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS

$13-50 Interactive speaking dictionary. Automatic phonetic speller corrects words ("nolij" into "knowledge") and an animated handwriting guide demonstrates print and cursive writing.

Franklin

Kurzweil

Kurzweil

recognized as the leading developer of reading technology for people with learning difficulties and those who are blind or visually impaired.Enables a computer to scan a text on the web and read it aloud.

FORTE

The Forte was designed by educators specifically to build digital writing skills and provide support for the struggling writer.

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TECHNOLOGY TOOLKIT

Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in All Classrooms

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Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technology Resources

Text-to-Speech. FREE. Windows XP and Mac OSX come with basic text-to-speech capabilities. Set up in System Preferences, and selected text is read aloud using a computer-generated voice (option+esc).

VoiceOver FREE. Screen access technology for vision-impaired. Control keyboard to hear screen read.

Apple's OS X FREESpecial Education

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Voki

FREE. Create a personalized speaking avatar and use them on your blog, website, email messages.

VOZME

FREE. Copy and paste text into the box and create an mp3.

VozMe

APPS for Autism

Apps for Autism, "60 Minutes" broadcast October 23, 2011

In response to the segment, see:

Dr. Marion Blank: Autism and Apps: An Open Letter to '60 Minutes' 

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