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Happy New Year!

Let’s start the new year by looking at one of the important tools for students using screen readers or who have visual impairments, ‘alt text’ for visual data such as images, drawings, or other graphics.

Text-to-Speech

TTS refers to tools that are designed to change digital text to speech and allows that digital text to be read aloud. Providing text to speech allows students to have access to grade level materials and listening to the text allows them to broaden their vocabulary as well as gain new information.

Font Size

Last month, the uses of the high-lighting feature were discussed in this blog.

This month let’s look at font size
and its impact on reading.

Welcome to a new school year: HIGHLIGHTING

Last year, the beginning-of-the-month blog focused on different reading programs educators could use with their students to support reading AIM-VA digital files. In 2022-2023, the focus will be on common electronic reading features that students can use to enhance their reading experience. The first one we will discuss is the HIGHTLIGHTING feature available when reading digital text.

Reading Challenges for You! Summer Reading for Teachers

Summer is a great time for teachers to challenge themselves to learn some additional tools and explore options to support how to read that will help them when students return to school.

Featured Books & Reading Tools

~May~

Book: A Lion to Guard Us
Author: Clyde R. Bulla
Format: PDF: Accessible

Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown, in America, thousands of miles away.

Featured Books & Reading Tools

~April~

Book: Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
Author: Shelley Johannes
Format: PDF: Accessible
Barcode: 50011665

Beatrice does her best thinking upside down. Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands ... for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time.

Featured Books & Reading Tools

~March~

Book: The Good Dog
Author: Avi
Format: PDF: Accessible
Barcode: 50011866

McKinley, a malamute, is a good dog -- he's reliable and trustworthy. Whether it's watching over the other dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or taking care of his human pup, Jack, McKinley never even thinks of letting anyone down -- until he meets Lupin.

Featured Books & Reading Tools

~Happy February!~

Book: George Washington’s Socks
Author: Elvira Woodruff
Format: PDF: Accessible, PDF: Fully Accessible, Word, ePub
Barcode: 50000481

A mysterious rowboat transports five adventurous kids back in time to the eve of the Battle at Trenton where they experience the American Revolution.

Featured Books and Tool of the Month

~January~

Book: A Lucky New Year
Author: Janet Stutley
Format: PDF: Accessible, Nimas, RTF, HTML, ePub, Daisy
Barcode: 50010530