Supporting dyslexia: text-to-speech assistive technology

Last updated: 14/10/2021
Contributor: Teachit Author
Assistive technology
Key stage
Category
English
Resource type
Teaching ideas

This resource was written by Malcolm Litten, expert in assistive technology and an experienced ex-English teacher. He gives advice on the current options for how technology can help remove the barriers to reading for students with dyslexia and other literacy needs. This resource accompanies Malcolm's article, 'Supporting dyslexic students with assistive technology'. The resource includes tips on:

  • converting a printed text into a computer document (for free)
  • using text-to-speech as an editing aid so that students can hear out loud the words they have written
  • using text-to-speech software in GCSE exams
  • how to choose the best text-to-speech software for your students.

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01/05/2020

Really useful information. Thanks for sharing.

Pilar Ruiz

01/03/2018

Excellent information that confirms a few things for me. I use a web based reading program in my classroom from Learning A-Z that I am finding, the more I learn about dyslexia, is a very good tool for helping with learning to read. I was also able to locate a Canadian equivalent to the load2learn sight Mr. Litten writes about. Thanks for the great resource.

Wayne Nickoli

04/04/2016

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