Technology Tools for Reading & Writing

  • Screen readers & converting text to speech

  • Online eTexts supporting UDL’s multiple means of presentation

    • UDL Editions udleditions.cast.org/ flexible presentation of several eTexts
    • Bibliomania– www.bibliomania.com/; online eTexts
    • Project Gutenberg – www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page; online eTexts
    • Readprint www.readprint.com online eTexts
    • Children’s Digital Library – www.childrenslibrary.org/
    • Bookbuilder by CAST create your own books bookbuilder.cast.org
    • UDL Editions by CAST reading supported by prompts and text-to-speech udleditions.cast.org/
    • Bookshare Free to all qualifying students disabilities www.bookshare.org
    • For more information: NIMAS nimas.cast.org/
      (
      National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard)
    • Strategy Tutor cst.cast.org/cst/auth-login support for reading and researching on the Web
    • Tar Heel Reader gb-cs.cs.unc.edu/TarHeelReader/ Switch accessible books with speech.
  • Reading Assessment and Progress Monitoring

Why Reading Fluency: Repeated and monitored oral reading improves reading fluency and overall reading achievement.
44% of a representative sample of the nation's fourth graders were low in fluency.
www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/publications/reading_first1fluency.html

Demonstration of OKAPI using READPRINT