Students with various literacy challenges may require adaptive technology supports to access curriculum, enhance learning, and provide alternative methods for demonstrating knowledge.
Tools to augment or replace writing/typing:
Create audio recordings of oral responses
Word prediction to support spelling and increase output
Use of voice typing (also known as speech to text or talk & type)
Customization to make content on the screen visually accessible:
Screen masking to support tracking and attention
Creating color gradients to support visual fixations between lines
Personalizing fonts to increase readability
Tools to support executive functioning:
Use of audio books to access content:
The Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) - provides audio news, information and entertainment to the blind, visually-impaired and print-disabled community of Colorado.
Tarheel Reader - a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.
CaptiVoice - Use Capti to listen to books, articles, and more on multiple devices (also links with Bookshare).
Epic! - Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under.
YouTube - Books read aloud by teachers, etc.