Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools
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The Blio App - Leveling the Playing Field for Dyslexics

The Blio App - Leveling the Playing Field for Dyslexics | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Blio is an ereader that can read various formats including PDF, epub and XML.  What does this mean for students with reading disabilities or dyslexia?

 

Blio includes:

> a text-to-speech feature that will cost $10;

>  a sync feature where it will sync audio books with test and highlight the word as it is being read;

> a notetaking feature where you can select text and add a note;

> a visual customization feature that can change the view, text size, etc.

>  a reading speed feature;

> a search text feature;

> a one-touch look up feature that can locate the definition of a word.


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With Google's New Glasses, Your Head Is Your Smartphone

With Google's New Glasses, Your Head Is Your Smartphone | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"Google's Glass augmented reality system may be the smartphone (smartspecs?) of the near future, neatly linking our digital lives with our real ones. Is this a good thing?"

 

DRC:  I guess the question has to be asked, but the tech is too cool for anyone to really care about the answer.  Will it live up to its promise?  That's a question people will care about.


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