READING RESOURCES

Title of Handout/Link to website Description Company Name/Author website
UDL Toolkit

Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in all classrooms.

This website is a wikispace that gives ideas for literacy, study skills tools, graphic organizers, research tools, multimedia tools, text to speech and speech to text,  writing, audiobooks,

CAST. ORG

Center for
Applied Special Technology

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Assistive Technology Supports for Struggling Readers This document contains information on the range of assistive technology supports that can be used by struggling readers to increase reading proficiency. Many of these supports also foster increased efficiency, productivity, independence, and enjoyment. Georgia Project for Assistive Technology take me there
Books with Repeated Storylines This document lists books with repeated storylines by author.

Caroline Musslewhite

www.aacinternvention.com

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Electronic Book Resource List This nine page document lists resources to find electronic book online with descriptions and prices. Dinell Stuckey take me there
Literacy Bill of Rights This is a bill of rights for all individuals regarding literacy.

Yoder, D.E., Erickson, K.A. and Koppenhaver, D.A.,Center for Literacy and Disability

Studies

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Pathways to Reading for Students with Cognitive Challenges This document gives examples and ideas for reading  along with tools for all access needs and provides extensive informayion on pathways to reading, writing, and presenting information for students with cognitive challenges National Alternate Assessment Center take me there
Principals of Picture Assisted Literacy This document gives guidelines for using pictures for reading. www.slatersoftware.com take me there
Technology Supports for Struggling Readers This document comes from a training module from the Texas AT network that Identifies reading strategies to assist struggling students. It also helps locate available technology resources that will assist those struggling readers. Texas Assitive Technology Network take me there
Start to Finish Titles Start to Finish titles available for loan from OATC Compiled by OATC take me there
Bookshare Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. Benetech/Bookshare take me there
News-2-you News-2-you is an online newspaper that connects the classroom to the world. It is a connection that spurs learing and increases communication. News 2 you take me there
Natural Reader NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod. Natural
Readers
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Word Q and Speak Q Word Q and Speak Q is the first and only integrated word prediction, voice recognition and text to voice program available. Clear spoken feedback makes it easy to improve your writing. It’s assistive writing technology perfect for the struggling writer. Quillsoft Ltd. take me there
TarHeel Reader A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches. This site is a result of a collaboration between Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. take me there
Pete’s Power Point Station FREE Presentations in PowerPoint fomat & Free interactive Activities for kids   take me there
Literactive Literactive is the leading provider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 students available online.   take me there