Supporting pupils with reading difficulties
Select to Speak
How to use the free text to speech for Chromebooks. This is useful for learners with dyslexia and English as an additional language.
How to use the free Voice Typing feature in Google Docs. This works on both Chromebooks and in the Chrome browser on Windows computers.
Recording short audio messages is a great way to evidence learning, without writing or typing. It is really useful for short answers, such as quizzes and reading comprehension activities. It is particularly suitable for pupils with dyslexia and motor control difficulties.
Book Creator is an easy way to add voice recordings to accompany text, pictures etc. It is available as an iPad / Android app (free and paid for versions) or on the website http://app.bookcreator.com (free sign up for 40 books). The web version doesn't need any apps installed (you sign in with your stirlingschools.net email and password) so might be easier for home use and it works on PCs, Chromebooks and iPads.
To add a voice note, click the blue plus button, click the media tab and select record, then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you are using SeeSaw, there is a built in voice and screen recorder. First, click the Add Response button, then click or tap the microphone button in the toolbar on the left hand side and follow the on-screen instructions.
Supporting pupils with visual impairment
Making content accessible
How to add information to images to support VI learners
ChromeVox Screen Reader
This free tool reads aloud text and other information on the screen.
How to use the magnification feature on G Suite and Chromebooks. This feature can be helpful with students with impaired vision or anyone who needs a little extra vision assistance.
ChromeVox also has an option to support Braille users.