- Posted by Marie Kelly
- On June 28, 2017
Free Online Tools to Help With Reading
Assistive technology like text-to-speech can be found for free online. Have a look below for some great resources.
- NaturalReader: . Kids can paste text or import documents into the tool, press ‘play’ and then listen and read along as the text is read aloud. They can choose different voices and speed up or slow down the reading speed.
- Online OCR converts text in image files into digital text files using optical character recognition(OCR). Kids just have to upload a file, enter a Captcha code and press “convert.” Once converted, the files can be read aloud with TTS.
- Rewordify simplifies text to make it easier to understand. Kids paste text or a web page address into the tool. Rewordify then replaces the difficult words in the text or web page with simpler words or definitions, choose their reading level and choose how the text is displayed.
- Rewordify also has a library of classic literature and historical documents with simplified text. Some kids may find it easier to understand the Rewordify version of certain texts, like Shakespeare’s plays.
- Quizlet is a study tool that lets students create electronic flashcards helpful for kids with reading issues. The flashcards can have images and audio recordings. They can also be read aloud with TTS. Quizlet offers activities and games to help with studying, too, and syncs to a mobile app for studying on the go.
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