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Assistive Technology for Reading in the Classroom

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Bookshare, LearningAlly, and Amazon Kindle are examples of what type of assistive technology for reading in the classroom?

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1. OpenBook and VoiceOver for Mac are two examples of optical character recognition (OCR) devices. What does an OCR device do that is helpful to readers in the classroom?

2. Which of the following is NOT a true statement about speech synthesizers and screen readers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Children who struggle with reading often times need to rely on assistive technology. See what you know about AT, how it is used and the different types by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to analyze your knowledge of:

  • What highlighters, colored overlays and highlighting tape are examples of
  • Speech synthesizers and screen readers
  • Using Bookshare and LearningAlly in the classroom
  • Software program that reinforces reading comprehension
  • Benefits of an OCR device

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on AT for students in the classroom
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the benefits of an OCR device and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the use of Amazon Kindle in the classroom

Additional Learning

Discover more about these types of technology by using the lesson titled Assistive Technology for Reading in the Classroom. Some tasks you can cover include:

  • Determine why AT is used in the classroom
  • Examine characteristics of an OCR
  • Review other types of adaptive technology
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