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iPad as AT – for Silver Lake College

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iPad as AT for Reading and Writing

Greetings Silver Lake Class (please view this link first…)


To start please view this video on iPad iOS 7 Accessibility Settings (yes iOS 8 is just around the corner…):

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Presentation Link :

Apps for Reading and Writing for iOS

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Carol Leynse Harpold, MS AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

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Free web based AT resources for reading and writing

Web Based AT Resources for Reading and Writing

Reading: – Free membership for k-12 for individuals qualifying as having a Print Disability.

Project Gutenberg – Repository of public domain books in electronic format. Some audio formats available.

Learning Ally – Membership service for audio books (used to be the RFB&D)

Tar Heel Reader – Books for emergent readers

Natural Reader – simple text to speech tool for PC and MAC computers

Rewordify – Online tool for cognitive rescaling of expository information

Readability – Cleans up clutter web pages free


Chateau Meddybemps – – Story Starters with pictures

Ginger Software – Online Spelling and grammar correction

Text2Mind Map – Concept mapping software

Microsoft Office – has voice recognition application on Windows 7 and 8. Continual improvements with recognition.

eType – Word prediction – free

Just a few resources.


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AAC Apps for Android | AppsForAAC

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Patrick Black on QIAT list serv recently supplied this AAC Apps for Android resource developed by Will Wade, OT from the Ace Centre in Oxford, GB. Will Wades lists not only provides AAC apps but also some supports for dyslexic or learning disabilities. A comparison tool is provided in the Full List tab that appears updated. The About tab provides a Android and iOS list by category. I found the information regarding mobile 112 interesting definitely worth checking out!


If you are looking for Android apps for communication or LD support, this would be a wiki to peruse.



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Panther Technology

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Reading comprehension for students on the spectrum

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I have a guest blog about reading comprehension and autism this week on Home Educating Family Publishing. If you have students on the spectrum needing a little extra support in this area, you may want to take a peek.

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vBookz 2.1 Manages ePub Format for iPad, iPod and iPhone

It is here! vBookz has updated their ebook app providing the tools to be able to upload your own ePub files to its interface!

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 vBookz is a beautiful, free ebook reader with speech capabilities that has been out for the iPad for a while. It’s interface is easy to navigate, beautiful, providing public domain ebooks with text to speech capabilities.  The arrival of the new version 2.1 now allows uploading of other files converted to ePub format, which is a boon for loading curriculum content to students onto devices such as iPad or iPods for access using text to speech capabilties.


vBooks text to speech provides a good quality female or a male voice and the ability to adjust the rate of speech.  There are basic choices of  white on black or black on white background contrast and text size. Book marking capabilities are intuitively available. The vBookz website provides an easy tutorial on how to created an ePub file and transfer it to your vBookz app on your iDevice.

Having waited and searched the Internet for an ebook reader with text to speech, I am excited to learn about the upgrade of vBookz  to version 2.1  and the ability to manage ePub files! The wait is over!!

 AT Quester