Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Assistive Technology Supports for Students Who Struggle in Reading & Writing

If you have a student with an IEP or 504 Plan who struggles with reading or writing, we have three excellent tools in district that may help! These are all available as iPad apps or Chrome extensions through our district licenses.

Co:Writer Universal
Co:Writer Universal uses grammar and vocabulary smart word prediction to help students better express their ideas in writing across devices. It is terrific for students who struggle with spelling, idea generation, expanding writing ideas, increasing typing speed, and more!

Click here for more information including video demonstrations.

Snap & Read Universal
Snap & Read Universal will read text aloud, level text to what meets the student’s needs, convert text to make it readable using OCR (optical character recognition), highlight, outline, and create citations!

Click here for more information including video demonstrations.

Learning Ally
Learning Ally is a non-profit organization that produces and maintains a library of accessible audiobooks. Students must have an IEP or 504 Plan and must qualify under the categories of visual impairment, specific learning disability, physical impairment, or reading accommodation.

Click here for more information.

Please contact me (Kelly Key) kkey@barrington220.org to inquire about getting these supports for your students. I am also happy to provide individual or class training to students and staff!

–Kelly Key, Assistive Technology Coordinator

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