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Assistive Technology in Education


Partnership Enhances Reference Service with Text-to-Speech Technology

Reference and information skills company Credo has partnered with ReadSpeaker to add text-to-speech features to its Literati suite of software and services.

ScootPad Gets Text-to-Speech Upgrade Via New Partnership

Online learning platform ScootPad has partnered with text-to-speech specialist ReadSpeaker to enhance its service with a "click and listen" feature.

Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence

Seeking to empower her students with greater communication skills, one special ed teacher is "hacking the classroom" with a range of traditional and unique apps and tech-rich activities, from iPads to gaming consoles.

DeSoto County District Uses Online Speech Therapists

A school district in Florida has made public its use of "telepractice" to provide speech therapy to students.

Desire2Learn Expands Support for Web Conferencing, Captioning

Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.

Washington School District Offers Online Speech Therapy

A rural Washington school district has found a new way to support students needing speech therapy and lighten the caseload for its crew of speech-language pathologists.

Atomic Learning Offers Free Accessibility Workshop

In recognition of National Disability Awareness Month, the workshop will be available at no cost through December 15.

Digital Conversion Service Publishes Accessible, Multi-Platform Textbooks

A company known for helping clients in the media and retail sectors digitize their publications has launched a version of its publishing platform for converting PDF-based books into interactive texts that can be accessed on multiple platforms for the education segment.

School for Blind Leads the Way in Distance Learning

Microsoft Lync proves invaluable when teachers and students can't be together.

Apple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads

During its Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco this week, Apple introduced a new feature that addresses both user accessibility and testing needs when its mobile devices are used in schools.

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