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Cool Speech

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.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Darci USB

The Darci USB is a Morse Code based computer access device. Because it is plugged into the USB port on the student's computer, it is portable and can be used with a variety of machines. Use this device with students who need alternative input to the computer and are capable of communicating using Morse Code.

Grade Level: middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: deaf-blindness, orthopedic impairment, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Proloquo

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.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh
English Language Arts:
Math
Picture It

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.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh
English Language Arts:
Math
Read the Words

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.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Web-based
English Language Arts: Reading: Foundational Skills
Math
WriteOnline

WriteOnline is an online word processing application for students. Users log on to the WriteOnline website, and can access word prediction features, text-to-speech, and other writing tools from any computer. Each student gets his or her personal online folders as part of the WriteOnline subscription, and they can save documents either online or to their own computer. Students' user preferences are automatically stored for them online, so the program starts up as they want it every time, on any computer.

Content Area: writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Linux, Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math
WordTalk

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.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math
Co:Writer

Co:Writer works in conjunction with any application you write in (MS Word, Online, Blogs, Email, etc.) As you type, Co:Writer interprets spelling and grammar mistakes and offers word suggestions in real time. New features include a word bank, personal dictionaries and text-to-speech capabilities that work in any application including: MS Word, Google Docs, Open Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

Content Area: writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math
SOLO

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.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math
ClozePro

Use the cloze technique to explore topics of syntax, vocabulary, and comprehension on vocabulary you add to the reading activity. This program allows you to control which words are masked. Can be used on screen or printed as worksheets. Software is switch compatible.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Language
Math

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