Dear U.S. Todyay and World Report readers:
Great success story. Dyslexia today, does not have to be "too much of a handicap". With Technology the hurdle of reading does not have to exist.
Three programs which have enabled me and are available to help others are www.readplease.com, www.rfbd.org and www.bookshare.org . Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities.
Student memberships are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Read:OutLoud and Bookshare.org turn any book or text book into a virtual book. Bookshare therefore is excellent for the student and adult population. Newspapers from all over the country are available and Bookshare provide two text to speech software programs, Victor Soft reader and a Beta for Bookshare made by Read:OutLoud.
In today's iPad world Read:OutLoud is volumes ahead as a tool for the student. The next step in education is for all textbooks be on an iPad foundation with the ability to update the textbooks or access references or contributing resources to the textbook.
Check out how the software works, by visiting Youtube videos and typing in the search window at the Youtube site: “Dyslexia and technology” and “Dyslexia and text to speech” , “2010 Manatee County School Board demo” or visit www.mygiftofdyslexia.blogspot.com