AT Intervention for Reading

Predictable books to assist in decoding & comprehension

Decodable text

Styles to maximize accessibility of word-processed documents among potential users

Reading guides/windows

Scoptic (colored filter) overlays

Altered word spacing

Altered line spacing

Altered text size or color

Symbol-writing software to pair text with symbols or pictures

Electronic tool for pronunciations, spellings, or meanings

Single-word/line scanners to read text aloud

Audio books to supplement printed text
  • Consult with the publisher representatives for the school district to determine accessible formats that may be available commercially
  • Audacity
  • Audible.com
  • Bookshare [Subscription-based, subject to eligibility requirements]
  • Learning Ally (formerly RFBD) [Subscription-based, subject to eligibility requirements]

Audio books to replace printed text
  • Consult with the publisher representatives for the school district to determine accessible formats that may be available commercially
  • Audacity
  • Audible.com
  • Bookshare [Subscription-based, subject to eligibility requirements]
  • Learning Ally (formerly RFBD) [Subscription-based, subject to eligibility requirements]

Text-to-speech software to read typed text aloud

Digital imaging software to digitize documents

Optical character recognition (OCR) software to digitize and manipulate text

Scan-and-read software to access and annotate text

Books adapted for independent page-turning

Electronic books to allow for easy magnification/transportation

DAISY-formatted text and readers (may be subject to eligibility requirements)

NIMAS file sets (subject to eligibility requirements)