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Bookshare ‐‐ http://www.bookshare.org/
Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Offers approximately 90,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher‐recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools. Bookshare offers two free computer software applications, as well as high‐quality voices for Bookshare Members. A DAISY reader from the DAISY Consortium is also available for free. Membership is free with proof of disability. All other individuals may pay $75 ($25 one‐time set up fee + $50 annual fee). Organizations that serve adults and students with print disabilities, including all US k‐12 schools, colleges & universities may join free.
Read2Go is the most accessible e-book reader app for readers with disabilities. Bookshare member can find, download, and read books all on a singe Apple device.
Smartpens remember so you don't have to. Livescribe will record everything you write and hear. Tap anywhere on your notes to replay the audio from the moment in time.
Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Home speech recognition software ignites new levels of creativity and convenience by letting you dictate your thoughts and ideas into your computer, without typing.
Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader (AR) offers recorded voice quizzes for beginning emergent readers. Recorded voice quizzes feature a professionally recorded narrator who reads quiz questions and answer choices as they appear on the screen.
Voiceover - iPad, iPhone, iPod
Not exactly an app, but function you should turn on with Triple-Click (Settings > General > Accessibility> Triple-click Home (bottom)> VoiceOver - Toggle VoiceOver). To set speed, click the VoiceOver tab on the Accessibility page. The speaking rate varies from slow (turtle) to fast (rabbit). Activate Voiceover when reading an iBook or webpage by triple clicking the home button. You can select a line or paragraph or if you want it to read the whole page, sweep 3 fingers down).
There are many app sources for books - including iBooks and Stanza. VoiceOver doesn't work with the free Kindle app.
Google Voice Search for Computer - Google Chrome
Voice search on Google
If you can say it, you can search for it.
You can now search Google by saying your search term, instead of typing it. This could be a convenient way to search if you speak faster than you type or if you're not sure how to spell your search term.
Dragon Dictation - FREE Handy for taking down memos and short notes, it still can make errors with background noise or mumbled words - but all-in-all pretty good! If Dragon Dictate is too inaccurate for your speech, you can add in a Voice Memos app which will just record your note as audio.
Educreations (web based or app)
openWeb - Dyslexia friendly web browser
Publisher- Abbie Gonzalez FREE- A new open-source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia The typeface includes regular, bold, italic and bold-italic styles. Includes their DuckDuckGo search engine. The font helps students recognize letters, with heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each letter. This feature helps to keep the user from mentally rotating them in ways that can make them look like other letters. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent flipping and swapping.
Publisher: Bind & Bjerre FREE- This functions like a regular calculator, but in addition to giving the answer with numerals, it gives the spelled-out number, spoken number and graphical (numbers presented as bars).
Recommended Reading List
Overcoming Dyslexia - Sally Shaywitz
The Alphabet War - Diane Burton Robb
Inch by Inch - Leo Lionni
If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? - Barbara Esham Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting - Barbara Esham Lily and the Mixed-Up Letters - Deborah Hodge