While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
Snap&Read is a simple one-button toolbar that reads any text on screen in any application, it pulls text out of Flash websites, MS Word docs, PDFs, webpages, and even images, if it looks like text Snap&Read will read it.
For people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these ...
In the latest round of the proposed revisions for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the American Psychiatric Association, "Learning Disorder has been changed to Specific Learning Disorder and the previous types of Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Disorder of Written Expression) no longer are being recommended." (See May 2012 issue of the eXaminer for further information.)
Pretty cool! Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD now have an Immersion Reading program that allows listener / readers to listen to a narrated audiobook from Audible while seeing the highlighted printed text. This is an ideal situation for improving reading.
Whispersync for Voice has also improved the integration for listening-based readers that allows them to switch between where they were in an audiobook, watching a video, etc. 15,000 Kindle and audiobooks are available for Immersive Reading.