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.
Start#1) Use your iDevice to help you read small labels on medicine bottles or a menu in a dark restaurant (2:23)
Start#2) Use your phone to read words aloud (3:50)
Start#3) Read aloud text in a Google Document from a computer (3:20)
Start#4) Enable a feature to use your computer to read aloud a Microsoft Word document (2:49)
Start#5) Access free digital books if you are a US Student with a documented print disability