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:

Graphic Organizers


Google Drawings

5th grade Vocabulary List

Customize and Edit Vocabulary Lists

Spelling, Grammar & confusable word checkers

Check It

Grammarly extension

Task lists and note taking apps

Google Keep / Keep Notepad

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.

The Difference Between Audiobooks and Text-to-Speech