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When Reading is Difficult: Using iPad Text-to-Speech as a Reading Support

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Overview

If you have students who have reading difficulties, vision challenges, or are English Language Learners, the powerful text-to-speech feature on the iPad offers a variety of reading supports to help them succeed. Join Dr. Luis Perez as he discusses how you can use these supports to help incorporate UDL and multiple means of representation into your classroom learning experiences. He will explore how to use features such as the pronunciation editor, highlighting options to help tracking, scanning for contextual clues, and more. In addition to showcasing the built-in text-to-speech feature, Luis will demonstrate a number of apps that take this feature to the next level and provide options for further customization and personalization.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Reading & Writing, Response to Intervention (RTI), Special Education
Tags: accessibility, diverse needs, diversity, inclusion, iPads, personalization, reading support, special education, special needs, text-to-speech, UDL

Reviews (21)

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Wonderfully informative!
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I love that there are so many options. Thanks for sharing!
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This webinar was very helpful. I will be working with students and teachers in order to provide some much-needed accommodations with just a few changes in the settings on the iPads. Thank you!
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So helpful!
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Great
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I like that they really walk through the program and show you the different ways it can be used. I can definitely use this with future students.
Full Member
 
Easy to follow and some great resources to see if our school ipads have the capacity to add on. I think it will be really good for our beginning strugglers as well as the older ones to use with earphones to be less conspicuous to others.
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I like that they really walk through the program and show you the different ways it can be used. I can definitely use this with future students.
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This is great for many grade level. Thanks for sharing.
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Great for many age levels. Thank you for this! Love the idea and can't wait to try the font that was made for dyslexics.
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