Using the iPad to Provide Literacy Supports for LD Students District-Wide

Using the iPad to Provide Literacy Supports for LD Students District-Wide

My colleague, Karen Moffatt, CCC-SLP,  and I presented an educational session on this topic at the 2016 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) National Conference earlier this month. As expected, there was a large amount of interest in the subject as educators and administrators across the globe try to figure out how to tap the full […]

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Bookshare, Kindles, and Nooks…

Bookshare, Kindles, and Nooks…

  I’m going to date myself a little bit here by telling you that I have a terrific album collection from the 1960’s through the 80’s.  I love looking at the covers and listening to the ‘crackle’ sound when the needle first touches the vinyl, but didn’t own a stereo that would play them! Only […]

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Bookshare Web Reader Update

Bookshare Web Reader Update

I love Bookshare, but I will admit that it takes a little work to learn how to use it.  That said, it is WELL worth the effort and will make you wonder how your students ever read without it! I was happy to learn today that they now offer an option for web reading without […]

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Boardmaker Tutorials and Guides

Boardmaker Tutorials and Guides

  Wow!  We’ve been out of school here in east Tennessee for 2 full weeks due to “snowmageddon 2015”. I missed seeing my students while trapped at home under ice and snow, but it gave me a lot of time to create new curriculum materials using visual supports. Take a look at our ready-to-print thematic […]

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PIE Conference 2014                          Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for Students with Special Needs

PIE Conference 2014 Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for Students with Special Needs

Bookshare has always been one of my favorite resources for accessing digital content and I loved it even more after OSEP funding allowed them to offer the service for FREE to our students with disabilities.  If you’re unfamiliar with the program, feel free to look over this tutorial from my session Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for […]

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Read Bookshare books almost anywhere!

Read Bookshare books almost anywhere!

Thanks to Shelley Haven from Tech Potential for putting together this great list of Bookshare Reading Options!  This list includes reading your accessible books through programs like Kurzweil, WYNN 7, Read&Write Gold and iBooks.  It also tells you how to transfer them to your Kindle! Download the PDF:  Bookshare reading options Check out more great […]

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Need help with Bookshare?

Need help with Bookshare?

If you are lost when it comes to using Bookshare or if you have questions about some of its specific features,  you’re in luck!  Bookshare has several tutorial videos available for free on their website to help you navigate and use Bookshare skillfully.  They also have over 35 videos on their YouTube channel uploaded by […]

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Bookshare is now even MORE accessible!

Bookshare is now even MORE accessible!

You can now access your books on the go through Bookshare’s new app for Apple, Read2Go.  This app gives full audio feedback as you navigate through its menu to customize your reading experience.  With many different color themes for highlighting, changing backgrounds and text you are able to change each visual feature to suite your […]

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Bookshare – FREE Accessible Books

Bookshare – FREE Accessible Books

Do you know students who have difficulty reading because they are visually impaired, physically unable to hold a book or turn pages, or have visual tracking problems?  Bookshare is a great resource for students that are not able to read or turn pages in a standard book to still receive the material in a format […]

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