At Missouri Assistive Technology, we often get calls asking for AT to support the struggles of those students with reading challenges.
How can you help a student with dyslexia?
What tools are available for students who struggle to type what they see on paper?
Is there anything to help an older student who can process auditory information but struggles to read it?
There are solutions for all of these students!
The image above leads to a video of the use of the CPen in the classroom. This device is used to help students to read in English, Spanish or French. The ReaderPen is a portable device that reads text aloud with an English, Spanish, or French human-like digital voice. This device requires the user to scan one line of text at a time. It is then read back to the student.
The Orcam Read:
For those students that may not need to follow the text line by line, the Orcam Read can convert text to speech in a much faster way. The user can point the device at a paragraph or a page and have it immediately read back to them. Watch an introduction to this device by clicking on the image above.
The ScanMarker Air:
Also pictured above is the ScanMarker Air. This device is similar to the CPen but offers additional functions for the more advanced users. Click on the image to watch the video on this AT tool that helps the user to take notes and collect information. For those students for whom English is a second language, the ScanMarker Air provides immediate translation of text.