Reading Tools

  • Screen readers & converting text to speech

    • Balabolka www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
    • Natural Voice Reader for Windows & Mac – www.naturalreaders.com
    • WordTalk for all versions of MS Word www.wordtalk.org.uk/
    • VOKI www.voki.com/ create an avatar and have it read your text
    • Readability www.readability.com/ add on tool for Firefox, create bookmarklet to make online reading less cluttered, does not provide audio but makes it easier to use audio support on a page
    • Text Compactor www.textcompactor.com/ Free online autosummarize tool, as they removed autosummarize from Word 2010.
  • 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
    • Strategy Tutor cst.cast.org/cst/auth-login support for reading and researching on the Web.
    • BookBuilder bookbuilder.cast.org Create online interactive books
    • Tar Heel Reader gb-cs.cs.unc.edu/TarHeelReader/ Switch accessible books with speech.
  • Reading Assessment and Progress Monitoring


For more tools visit Wissick's Web toolboxes webtoolboxes.wikispaces.com