There are many assistive technologies available for teachers and their students. In terms of reading, technologies can include text-to-speech software, monochrome text and coloured text and reading faster apps.
These tools will help your students with varied reading abilities to engage in class and understand content. Providing students with choice and access to digital technologies such as these, either as part of an IEP (individual education plan, learning plan) or simply as a choice for students who wish to use them can help increase equity in the classroom and meet the needs of diverse learners.
Here are a few examples. Simply click on the name of the resource and you will be directed to the resource posts on Scarfe Sandbox or a concise introduction video! All of these applications are either free or relatively low cost (less than 5 CAD).
- Text to speech :
- Coloured text (for visual differences including colour blindness; also helps with memory/retention)
- Reading speed training:
- Digital (book) Collection: