Tools to Improve Access

Accessibar for Firefox

Accessible textbooks!

UDL Book Builder (create your own books with scaffolds built in)

Tar Heel Reader (a collection of easy-to-read books on a wide variety of topics and an authoring environment in which to create your own books)

Digital Text in the Classroom

Diigo

Edublogs

Free Text on the Web

Download Prism (Prism is a tool that allows you to keep the entire contents of a website on a desktop as if it were an application. The benefit for schools is to keep students’ attention on one website, by limiting their ability to navigate elsewhere.)

Read the Words (Allows you to record PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, RSS news feeds, emails and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. You can download your recording as an iPod book or mp3 file.)

Spoken Text (you can record PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, RSS news feeds, emails and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. You can download your recording as an iPod book or mp3 file. And every member gets a personal podcast URL , which you can use to download recordings to iTunes or your iPod. You can also easily share your recordings on a web site or blog using SpokenText Badges or individual recording players.)

Strategy Tutor (from CAST)

Text to Speech

UDL Google Book Project (accessible books)

Using MS Word to Support Learning

Wiki textbooks in Simple English

Wiki textbooks in Simple English – Junior


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