Top Pick

Top Assistive Technology for Reading

This selection of top-rated tools open up the wonderful world of reading, making text accessible to students of all abilities.

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Bookshare Visit Website: https://www.bookshare.org/
Unique digital library gives access to those with print disabilities
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
2.
Scan and Read Pro Visit Website: http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/scanreadpro.html
Easily scan, read, and study texts regardless of reading level
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
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Universal Reader Plus Visit Website: http://www.readingmadeez.com
Text reader and summarizer with translation for eight languages
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
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News-2-You Publisher: AssistiveWare
Draw kids into weekly news with powerful symbols and voice narration
Grades 2-6
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
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JAWS Visit Website: http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp
Superb screen reader gives kids who are blind access to digital world
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Paid
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
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Natural Reader Visit Website: http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Natural text-to-speech tool helps kids with reading difficulties
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
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VoiceOver Visit Website: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/osx/voiceover/
Excellent Macintosh computer access for students who are blind
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 5