Text-to-Speech

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

In just about any application, you can use VoiceOver technology to read the contents of the screen.  For struggling readers, you can use text-to-speech commands to read the content of an article.  Text-to-speech works best in combination with Safari Reading View (covered in the previous section).   Support in OSX for this feature is described Read More …

Safari Reading View

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

Reading web content can be very distracting.  In Safari, you can eliminate ads and design elements that distract students.  By using Reading View, students can read just the content of an article, blog post, etc.. 1. Before Reading View 2. After Reading View 3. Adjust Reading View 1. Before Reading View For example, this snapshot Read More …

Reading Supports in OSX

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

There are three main types of assistive technologies built into MacBook Airs running OSX that can help students with reading.  Since most reading is done in the web browser, Safari offers a Reading View that helps eliminate distractions for students.  There are also Text-to-Speech options available where the computer’s voice will read text found on Read More …