Click to Read: Life Skills consists of four entertaining, colorful, related stories which use SymbolStix to build vocabulary, encourage early literacy and support comprehension. Students can hear the story read to them in a cause and effect mode, expand meaning of text and picture symbols in an interactive mode, and can then demonstrate their understanding by arranging the symbols to retell the story in any of three reading levels. Each story also comes with three Show What You Know activities - Bingo, Concentration and Vocabulary practice.
CLiCk, Speak is an open source, freely available extension for the Firefox web browser. It is part of the CLC-4-TTS Suite of products, it features a mouse driven interface, and it reads web pages - hence its name. CLiCk, Speak is designed for sighted users who want text-to-speech functionality. It doesn't identify elements or announce events - two features that are important for visually impaired users but unnecessary for sighted users. It also has a simplified, mouse driven interface that is designed to be easy for users familiar with point-and-click graphical user interfaces.
Use this program's structured format to design writing activities for students by guiding them through planning, organizing and preparing a first draft. Both graphic and outline formats assist in the writing process. Writing genre templates available.
Concept mapping software, for individuals and organizations. The use of knowledge management methods eases learning through dialogue and advanced communication strategies.
Picture It helps emerging, beginning and struggling readers with approximately 6,000 Literacy Support Pictures. Picture It software has evolved to version 4, which includes text-to-speech, easy importing.
Use this program to help support students with communication, writing and using the computer. Proloquo provides a communication system for users who cannot speak, speech feedback in any application while typing, can serve as a talking word processor and provides text-to-speech capabilities. This program can also help improve the accessibility of Mac OSX for users with visual impairments. Can be used with onscreen keyboards for Mac and with switch access.
This reading tool is a Mac or PC screenreader with study features such as: word prediction, homophone alert, customizable text and background colors and layout, single word pronunciation or full text to speech, and reads text on the web.
Use these programs to support planning and organization. Kidspiration is the younger-child friendly version of Inspiration which is appropriate for intermediate grades through adults. Both programs provide graphical webbing and outlining tools with text-to-speech support for review of plans or outlines. Outlines can be exported in several forms for transcription.
Use this product to provide supports for planning and organizing, transcription, and editing and revising. This program provides a library of outlining templates with both procedural and content prompts which can be reviewed with speech output. Drafts can be auto-created from the outline. Transcription legibility, accuracy and word fluency are supported with dynamic word prediction and an expandable library of topical word lists with the option of viewing suggestions by part of speech. Editing is supported with a spell check tool and a homonym checking tool.
Use this reading software to provide word + picture support to emerging readers and writers. Pictures appear automatically as a word is written. Students can also hear the their story read aloud.