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Assistive technology links


*writing software* *freeware/downloads* *software companies* *typing resources*
*books on line * *graphic organizers* *software review sites *  

General Information:

For Visual Impaiment Resources, Please see OT Resources


Typing Resources

Graphic Organizer trials/downloads

  • Click here Free demo of a graphic organizer program to increase organization of writing skills Inspiration check out the new version of KidSpiration available now!
  • or less fancy version to download directly at SmartDraw
  • Suggestions here on how to get students involved in lessons by using organizers for note taking
  • Text to Speech/writing assistance programs

    From the very informative site site of

    1. Word processor compatible text to speech, word prediction, and spoken spell check for info on purchase and free trial try:*(highly recommended from me for it's versatility)
    2. Write-OutLoud: reads text simultaneously regardless of full stops. (Recommended -- Write:Outloud seems to give the easiest and quickest performance for this purpose.) New Version! Talking word processing program. Speaks words, letters or sentences as student types, or read aloud when done typing. Franklin talking spell checker and dictionary. Can now import graphics to support student writing.
    3. TextEase:  speaks written text(Will only work within it's own word processing program)
    4. Kurzweil 3000: Similar to Read & Write, but Kurzweil 3000 works on its own. It has the advantage of L&H™ RealSpeak™, which gives the most realistic synthesised speech yet
    5. Keystone: Similar to Read & Write

    Software/Product Companies for a variety of student needs:

    Children's software review sites:

    On line texts site:

    Download a text to speech program, (see above) click on these sites , and you have a virtual library of audio books. SOME REQUIRE DOWNLOADING, OTHERS ARE DIRECT**