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Assistive Technology Checklist for the Classroom


Read & Write for Google Chrome:

  1. Search for "Chrome Web Store" or go to this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
  2. Search for "Read&Write for Google Chrome"
  3. Select +ADD TO CHROME in the blue box
  4. Add the extension by following the directions given.

What does it do?

  • The information in a Google Document can be read to the students
  • Copy and Paste information from other resources into a Google Document so it can be read aloud to the students
  • Highlight a word in the text and click on the picture dictionary icon for a quick picture of the word
  • Highlight a word in the text and click on the dictionary icon for a definition of the word

Digital Content from Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

Some resources include these features:

  • Text-to-speech technology to bridge reading level gaps
  • Lexile reading levels accompany periodical articles
  • ReadSpeaker technology to listen to audio versions of articles, or download the MP3 file for listening later
  • Technology to support a diverse range of languages with on-demand translation of documents

Voice Typing in Google Docs

You can type and edit by speaking in Google Docs or in Google Slides speaker notes.


Bookshare

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