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Writing Apps – Supports for Students with LD 

Writing Apps – Supports for Students with LD  | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Writing is considered one of the most difficult literacy tasks. Many students with learning disabilities struggle with the process of writing as well as the mechanical componets of the writing task. Technology can provide support to the mechanical demands of the writing process and is often a welcome tool to students. When asked about AT supports for writing there are many, however some of the standard AT tools of mechanical writing are voice recognition, use of text to speech, word prediction and adaptive or customized writing environments. Although there are others (especially those with text to speech) here are some apps that show good reviews and provide basic features of the standard AT tools for writing. At the present, phonetic word prediction does not appear to be present in writing apps (may be found in more advanced text-based AAC apps such as Predictably). 

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SoftChalk Integrates ReadSpeaker’s Industry-Leading Online Text-to-Speech Technology In Its Educational Software

With SoftChalk, educators can create professional, engaging, learning content quickly and easily, which enhances their teaching and improves the learning experience for their students. With ReadSpeaker, students can now click a button on a page of any lesson and have the text on the page read to them. ReadSpeaker makes the online content created with SoftChalk more accessible to students with cognitive issues, learning disabilities, and vision problems, as well as individuals who do not speak or read English as their first language. Additionally, it provides multi-tasking opportunities for learners and portability of content to other devices such as smartphones and tablets.ReadSpeaker’s online text-to-speech solutions bring another dimension to SoftChalk’s educational software. With ReadSpeaker, SoftChalk can now propose on-the-fly conversions of text into speech without requiring any downloads whatsoever. The ability to have courses read aloud and highlighted at the same time helps more students access online text content.

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Vocalyze reads the content of websites to you

Vocalyze reads the content of websites to you | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Vocalyze is a web tool that lets users create playlists of content that can be read to them by the computer. Essentially, students can create RSS feeds from many popular news sites and then listen to them as a podcast. There is an app available for both iOS and Android devices. This is a great site/app to listen to news on the go using a device and also for students who prefer to listen to stories or perhaps have difficulty reading.

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Acapela Group - Text to Speech and Voice Solutions

Acapela Group - Text to Speech and Voice Solutions | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Acapela Group - text to speech - speech synthesis - voice synthesis - speech solutions - voice solutions...

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App Store - Read2Go

App Store - Read2Go | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Featured in the iTunes Special Education section, Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY book ereader for iOS. From within the app, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources.

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HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life

HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Simply type the speech for each slide, instead of recording it, and HelloSlide automagically generates the audio. It gives more exposure to your presentations, making them searchable, editable, and available in 20 different languages.

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QR voice

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Text-to-speech lets you automatically have a voice read pieces of text, and sharing the converted speech means you do not have to read out the text yourself. Normally to share the converted speech you have to electronically send somebody the speech file. But using a service called QR Voice, you can conveniently and quickly send anybody a speech file that has been converted from text, as a QR code. QR Voice provides an interesting angle on the regular QR codes that have been doing the rounds recently. QR voice encodes a given text message into QR code that once scanned by a QR scanner smartphone application reproduces the message with a synthesized voice.

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Introducing: Voki Classroom

Voki Classroom lets you, the teacher, focus more of your time on teaching. Easily manage all of your students, and assign them to classes. Since Voki Classroom creates a login for each student you add, there's no need to register. Set up lessons for each class with just one click. Include your instructions for the lesson, and customize the look of your lesson page. Now, you can spend less time preparing, and more time educating. You already know that students of all ages love creating with Voki. With Voki Classroom, they can easily view and complete their Voki assignments, all on one page. Once students create their Vokis, you can review and approve their work. Approved Vokis are displayed on the class's lesson page, which you can share with anyone, or set to Private. Voki Classroom makes teaching, and learning with Voki easier and more enjoyable! Get the most out of Voki with Voki Classroom. Learning has never been this fun.

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Texthelp Systems - Accessibility Software

Texthelp Systems - Accessibility Software | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Texthelp Systems Ltd is the worldwide leader of literacy software solutions. We develop innovative, assistive software to support individuals with their reading, writing and research skills in Education, the Workplace and at Home. The software supports struggling readers, those with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and where English is a second language.

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GoAnimate

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This is a great tool for creating short animated movies with text to speech or longer more complex animation. Lots of characters and different sets. Your movies can then be downloaded or embedded into blogs, sites etc.

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Voki

Voki | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A Voki is a talking voice character, a computer-generated version of oneself. The more generic term for a Voki is a speaking avatar, a digital representation of a person or being. Teachers and educators are discovering some of the unique roles these speaking avatars can play in education particularly in the online classroom.

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