Convert any digital text (online or files) into spoken text with a variety of voices and save as a WAV file. Supports students' engagement with text and boosts listening and reading comprehension.
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.
Use the E-Text reader for reading digital text. Students can highlight their notes in one color and important information in another. Then extract just the highlighted information to a new file and have it read aloud.
Concept mapping software, for individuals and organizations. The use of knowledge management methods eases learning through dialogue and advanced communication strategies.
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.
ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material using text-to-speech. Users can generate an audio file from almost any written material. Users have the option of writing a text, copying text from another file, uploading a file (MS Office, PDF, txt, and HTML documents), or indicating a website address or RSS feed URL.
WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which may help people with reading and writing difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits in a user's toolbar and is configurable, allowing users to adjust the highlight colors, the voice and the rate of speed of the speech.
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.
Abilipad combines the functionality of a notepad with word prediction, text-to-speech and a customizable keyboard, putting advanced writing tools within everyone’s reach. The intuitive and user-friendly interface will have you taking notes, creating lesson plans, importing photos and designing customized keyboards in no time. An integrated filing system allows you to create folders to manage your notepads and keyboards.