82,000 recorded audiobooks, that is. All are recorded by volunteer readers and are available through Learning Ally, the world’s largest provider of audio textbooks and literature. Michael Turner, the Regional Director of Community Development with Learning Ally as well as his colleague, Natasha Fortis, presented at HillTOPICS to share information about their programs. Learning Ally’s […]
From Audio books to YouTube (does anyone know one that starts with “Z”?) the availability of assistive technology has exploded in recent years. Many of these tools can positively impact the learning experience of students with learning differences. But, how do you know what tools to choose for your student? Jim Sandstrom, a Senior Instructor and Assistive […]
In this video, Ben Foss shows a student how to use the “text to speech” feature on his iPad. Ben is a SUPER FAST “ear reader”, but students can personalize the speed of the reader so that they are able to understand and follow along with the text at their own pace. Have you used […]
Are you looking for audio books? Especially audio textbooks? Learning Ally is the place to go. Besides, audio resources, they also provide tons of information on their website and many other services. If you have a child with dyslexia, Learning Ally could be a crucial partner for learning success. What other organizations have been helpful […]
Is your student using assistive technology? What apps would you recommend? What technologies have made the “impossible” possible?
We have heard that there are many parents who are overwhelmed with the amount of apps available for iPads and other devices and aren’t sure which ones to download. Here’s one resource that lists some favorites of the National Center for Learning Disabilities online community, and a page especially for apps to help students with dyslexia.