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This week’s assistive technology post covers reading and writing tools. As always, if you have a resource you’d like to share, please post it in the comments.

Reading/Writing Tools

http://textcompactor.com/ – Helps struggling readers process overwhelming amounts of information
https://rewordify.com/ – Scales vocabulary via copy and paste
https://www.naturalreaders.com/ – Free text to speech
https://www.bookshare.org/cms/ – Online library for those with print disabilities
http://learningally.org/ – Audio books
http://www.readworks.org/ – Practice reading comprehension
http://donjohnston.com/snap-read/ – Works on iPad and Chrome
http://donjohnston.com/cowriter/ – Assists in writing across multiple platforms
http://www.boundlessat.com/Read-Write-Gold-for-Windows
https://www.grammarly.com/
https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/read-write-for-google.aspx – Read Write for Google Chrome
https://opendyslexic.org/
http://www.nanopac.com/WYNN.htm – Text to speech for those with visual disabilities
Kurzweil EDU
http://aem.cast.org/ – National Center on Accessible Education Materials

Tech Solutions for Dyslexia

http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/billpdf/perf/HB2379P.PDF – Missouri HB2379 establishes a Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia and requires schools to test for dyslexia beginning in 2018-2019 school year and provide reasonable classroom support.

http://sos.mo.gov/wolfner – Wolfner Library, audio books
http://learningally.org/
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Mike Marrota – Info on chromebooks and assistive technology
Jamie Martin – Assistive technology solutions for dyslexia

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