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Published: 22/12/2015
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Text-to-speech technology

This resource was written by Malcolm Litten, expert in assistive technology and an experienced ex-English teacher. He gives advice on the current options for how technology can help remove the barriers to reading for students with dyslexia and other literacy needs. This resource accompanies Malcolm's article, 'Supporting dyslexic students with assistive technology'. The resource includes tips on:

  • converting a printed text into a computer document (for free)
  • using text-to-speech as an editing aid so that students can hear out loud the words they have written
  • using text-to-speech software in GCSE exams
  • how to choose the best text-to-speech software for your students.

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Pilar Ruiz
Pilar Ruiz
Really useful information. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 1st March 2018
Wayne Nickoli
Wayne Nickoli
Excellent information that confirms a few things for me. I use a web based reading program in my classroom from Learning A-Z that I am finding, the more I learn about dyslexia, is a very good tool for helping with learning to read. I was also able to locate a Canadian equivalent to the load2learn sight Mr. Litten writes about. Thanks for the great resource.
Posted on 4th April 2016

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