Today Don Johnston, a company designed to help students with unique learning disabilities use specialized technology and resources to maximize learning, announced the Read:OutLoud University Edition eBook Reader.
Here’s some of the key details from the press release:
The Read:OutLoud University Edition ereader comes at a time when government and disability advocates are urging equitable and timely access to curriculum for students with disabilities. This technology will read the widest range of eBook formats, including RTF, TXT, XML and HTML files, open-source content and Bookshare files.
The software will open DAISY 3.0 and PDF files without conversion. Students will enjoy the quality text-to-speech and study tools, such as highlighters, smart bookmarks, direct links to Google’s online dictionary and a bibliographer to cite sources in both APA and MLA styles. Members of Bookshare will have one-click access to 72,000 accessible books, journals and periodicals.
Don Johnston also sells the Intel Reader for the blind and dyslexic that can read aloud pictures of printed text, which we reported on last month.