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

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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.


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 (10)

Full Member
Very informative
Full Member
Thanks for the tips! I look forward to using them with some of my struggling readers.
Full Member
Thanks for showing us resources to use on the Ipad with readers who struggle.
Full Member
My school will be going to Chromebooks soon, and I'm excited to know that the ability for Spanish to be used still applies. Thanks!
Full Member
Very informative webinar
Full Member
This is such great information, thank you for sharing it!
Full Member
It is working again. SO much information.
Full Member
There was a problem with the recording for this webinar, so it is being redone in about 10 days and will be posted then. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Full Member
Great presentation.
Full Member
Great information.
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