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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 (25)

Full Member
+2
 
Great webinar. Very informative! Thanks!
Full Member
 
Thank you! I have several students this would benefit. Glad to know it is available!
Full Member
 
It was great! I never knew there were fonts that were expecially helpful to people with Delexia!!!
Very helpful to be able to bring in the margins also and line space the text. I did think that the Pacman feature was helpful but it "ate" the words too quickly.
Basic Member
 
Have a student that has seizures this year, this has been helpful
Full Member
+2
 
Wonderfully informative!
Full Member
+10
 
I love that there are so many options. Thanks for sharing!
Full Member
+2
 
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!
Full Member
 
So helpful!
Full Member
 
Great
Full Member
 
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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