Dyslexia Resources

Updated on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:20am

Dyslexia Parent Resources

  • CDE: Dyslexia Fact Sheet- Colorado Department of Education quick fact sheet about dyslexia
  • Understood- Website, tools, articles, webinars for teachers and parents
  • IDA- International Dyslexia Association Website
  • ILA- International Literacy Association website

Assistive Technology 

Read&Write for Google Chrome: Read&Write for Google Chrome is an extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and files stored in Google Drive.

  •  Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including:

    •  Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents.  Read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying

    • Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained

    • Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type

    • Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing and research

    • Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs

    • Simplify and summarize text on web pages to remove ads and other copy that can be distracting

    • Quick Reference Guide

Bookshare Web Reader: Allows students to read books (novels and textbooks) instantly in a web browser (Google Chrome) utilizing the following features based on the student's needs:

  • Word- and sentence-level highlighting, synchronized with built-in Audio on Google Chrome and Safari

  • Beeline Reader (the Beeline Reader's colors may help students that skip or repeat lines of text while reading)

  • Text options including highlighting and background themes, font sizes and Open Dyslexic Font options (text option with weighted letters)

  • Audio options including speech speed and voice

Learn how to Read with Bookshare Web Reader