5 Free Ways to Make Reading Easier

Learn 5 FREE ways you can use right now to make reading easier.

If you are like me, you are looking for ways to use your phones, tablets and computers to make life just a bit easier.

One of the ways that many people talk about doing that is to have your mobile device read aloud to you. Is the print too small? Are written words hard to understand? Do you or someone you know have difficulty paying attention to the content, processing it and remembering it when reading? Is the vocabulary too difficult to understand?

Many reliable sources estimate that at least one of every 10 individuals in the US, UK or Canada have dyslexia or other reading challenge. Many people who may benefit from having words, sentences, paragraphs and even books read aloud aren’t aware of how to make it happen. Things can get complicated fast and it’s easy get frustrated, overwhelmed and stuck trying to figure it out.

As I work with families, empowering them with the knowledge of how they can have their computers, phones and tablets read aloud is one of the first tech tools we review. Many of my favorite solutions are actually free and use the devices you already own. The biggest reason why they aren’t used more often is that the people who can benefit the most may not realize that these quick fixes exist.

In this free mini- course, I highlight 5 free ways to use a device you may already have to help you read. I’ll show you how to:

  • Use your phone or tablet to read digital text aloud
  • Enable a feature on your computer to read aloud text from a Word document.
  • Read aloud text that is posted online or in a Google document
  • Access free digital books if you have a documented print disability
  • Use your iDevice to help you read small labels on medicine bottles or a menu in a dark restaurant

Once again - just click the link below to watch learn about 5 free ways that you can use right now to have your device read aloud text to you or someone you know who has difficulty reading.

Your Instructor

Joan L. Green
Joan L. Green
One of my greatest joys is helping families and colleagues figure out how to get the most out of their devices to increase success and happiness.

I am a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, technology consultant, mother of four, and the founder of Innovative Speech Therapy. My passion is doing all that I can to help children and adults with communication, cognitive, literacy, executive functioning and learning challenges. Since obtaining my Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders back in 1986 from Northwestern University, I developed a uniquely effective approach to therapy by empowering individuals, families, and professionals to benefit from affordable, cutting-edge technologies.

I provide in-person speech therapy in the Washington, DC area, online coaching and courses, and professional development workshops. The 3rd edition of Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention and Rehabilitation was published in the spring of 2018.

I am always looking for new innovative ways to help my clients and received the "Most Outstanding Contribution to the Field" award from the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I am originally from Buffalo, New York and attended Northwestern University for my undergraduate and graduate education. After graduation, I moved to the Washington, DC area. I now live in Potomac, MD with my wonderful husband Mark, our two dogs and our four wonderful grown children who are in and out of town as they pursue their education and careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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