Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cool Tools To Help Readers

Too Long, Didn't Read

TLDR lets you summarize any text that can be displayed in a web page at using four different levels, summary, short, medium and long. TLDR will help students pre-read any text that can be displayed in a webpage, including a Google Doc. It is added as an extension in Chrome so it is always available from the extension bar.  Get it from the Chrome Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tldr/giepilabiomhlcmlefmbfkgeoccfhhhc


Read & Write for Google

Read & Write for Google takes reading support to the next level by making many of the functions of Read & Write Gold available as a chrome extension for free.  It can read any text web to the student, while highlighting the words being spoken.  The paid version also works with PDFs. It is available from the Chrome Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US

Readers with Dyslexia

Open Dyslexia changes the font on webpages to one that is more readable for students with Dyslexia.  It is available from the Chromestore:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/opendyslexic/cdnapgfjopgaggbmfgbiinmmbdcglnam 

Dyslexia Friendly is similar to Open Dyslexia but has some different features.  It is also available from the Chromestore:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dyslexia-friendly/miepjgfkkommhllbbjaedffcpkncboeo

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