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Text to Speech on iPad (iBooks)


This one minute demo shows how to use built in text to speech with a book on the iPad.

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Accessibility Specialists: Understanding “Invisible” Disabilities & What this Means for Online Education

April 23rd, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

Presented by the Sloan Consortium, this webinar will address invisible disabilities in higher education.

This panel includes four accessibility specialists from Empire State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Drexel University and WebAIM. During the first 60 minutes, each panel member will provide a self-introduction and discuss their work with “invisible” disabilities.

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Simplified English for News Articles

News In Levels is a new service that takes online articles in English text and renders them in 3 distinct language levels.

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Windows 8 Access Tutorial from Microsoft

An 88 page Windows 8 Accessibility Tutorial guide provides feature informaiton and keyboard shortcuts for individuals who want to make their computer easier to see, hear and use.

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Free EASI Webinar: Updating the Accessibility of Adobe Digital Editions E-reader

December 18, 2012
11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern

Adobe Digital Editions refers both to E-books available at the Adobe site and to the E-reader produced by Adobe. A special preview version of the E-reader that includes accessibility enhancements enabling it to work with adaptive software now has been released as Adobe Digital Editions Version 2 for the public and including enhanced accessibility.

Adobe Digital Editions refers both to E-books available at the Adobe site and to the E-reader produced by Adobe. A special preview version of the E-reader that includes accessibility enhancements enabling it to work with adaptive software now has been released as Adobe Digital Editions Version 2 for the public and including enhanced accessibility.

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YouTube Access Features

YouTube features for those who are:

·      Low vision or have a learning disability

·      Blind

·      Hearing impaired

·      A content provider on YouTube

 

1. Low vision or learning disabilities

  •  Enlargement 
  • Full screen option in YouTube: icon on far right below video screen

    • Eliminates title, suggestions, etc.

    • Enlarges captioning as well but controls stay small.

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Wider Letter Spacing Helps Dyslexic Children

Science Daily reports that "Increasing the spacing between characters and words in a text improves the speed and quality of dyslexic children's reading, without prior training. They read 20% faster on average and make half as many errors. "  

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Voice Dream Reader for iPad/iPhone

Voice Dream Reader is an iPhone and iPad app that lets you listen to any articles, blog posts, reports, papers, and books. It reads the text using the best available text-to-speech technology. The voice is clear and natural. The app does a lot for $2.99.

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