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Assistive Technology Success Stories: Opening the World of Education to All Students

Assistive Technology Success Stories: Opening the World of Education to All Students | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

With an assist from interactive phonics programs, one student's reading and writing skills improved dramatically.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 30, 2012 4:12 PM

Anyone who has worked with the disabled understands they work much harder than most to get to their goals.  Assistive technology begins to level the playing field. (But don't kid yourself. The disabled have so much more to do than most, the tech is just a means to an hard won end.)

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CPD: How to Add Subtitles To Your Google+ Videos

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Closed Captions are subtitles for videos which are useful for people who...
- want to translate their videos into different languages or
- are trying to reach out to the hearing impaired.

 

For those who want captions or subtitles on their videos, Google allows them to add subtitle files to videos on Google+.

 

The subtitle files that Google+ currently supports are SRT and SUB files.

 

This CPD post shows readers how to...
- create the files that hold text information that, in turn, enables the video to determine what subtitles to show at certain points of the video.
- add those captions to the video.


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WordTalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word

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WordTalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word. For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful.

 

Do you and/or your learners proof read their work?

 

When producing documents,I always read the text out loud and, quite often, recorded it at the same time, using Audacity.

 

That way I spot mistakes that my eyes often miss and I also have the text in a format many learners/colleagues preferred (Audio/mp3 files)

 

Many people wouldn't be comfortable doing that and prefer text to speech tools.

 

There are plenty of add-ons to do this task in a browser, but for desktop programs like Microsoft Word, they are a little harder to come by.

 

WordTalk is an example of a text-to-speech plug-in for Microsoft Word, and best of all, it’s completely free.

 

WordTalk has all the features users need from a text-to-speech program.

 

As the text is read, the text is highlighted making it easier to follow along with the audio.

 

Users can...

- change the colour of the highlight to match their preferences.

- change the speed at which the program reads the text.

- also save the speech for listening to later (WAV or MP3)


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