International Dyslexia Conference

Technology Support 2014-2015

Region 10 Education Service Center

Assistive Technology Consultant, Gayle McNurlen Ph.D., OTR, created a Livebinder of resources entitled "Technology Solutions for Dyslexia". This site holds a variety of authentic tools to engage, empower, and enrich our learner's educational experiences.

Reading Text Support

  • Read & Write for Google-a free application for assisting learners with reading, writing, annotating, and studying for a test.

  • Natural Reader-a free text-to-speech software which converts text from Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, as well as webpages into spoken word. This program utilizes 6 languages and 20 different voices.

Readability Text Support

  • Rewordify- a free site which enables teachers to scaffold or learners to simplify difficult text instantly by rewording it.

  • Newsela- a free website offering hundreds of nonfiction and current event articles to match with any core subject at 5 different reading levels along with questions and writing prompts to correlate with the selected levels.