Apps For Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties

 

Names

Description

Learning Ally

Instantly access DAISY-formatted audiobooks with Learning Ally (formerly Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic). Learning Ally membership is required.

Read2Go

Bookshare subscribers can enjoy full control over font (size and color), along with text-to-speech technology, with this DAISY-formatted e-reader. 

 

iBooks

Easily adjust brightness and choose from seven different fonts, three-page colors, and three distinct layouts when you download your favorite books using iBooks.

Kindle

Adjust the letter size for books on any device with Kindle's free reading app.

OverDrive Media Console

 

This app provides access to audiobooks and e-books from public, school, or college libraries (registration with a local library required) in various digital formats, allowing users with LD to customize the reading experience in ways that work best for them

Audiobooks from Audible

You or your child can listen to books on the go with this text-to-speech app that allows for digital literacy in various formats.

iTunes U

 

Free audio- and video-friendly courses are available at iTunes U, along with a sizeable catalog of free digital education content. Teachers, be sure to search “Lit2Go” for high-quality audio versions of the classics.

Howsjay Pronunciation Dictionary

This unique pronunciation app uses a real human voice to sound out over 150,000 words. Howsjay is renowned for its accuracy when pronouncing words, including many scientific, mathematical, and medical terms.

ZoomReader

 

Use ZoomReader to read grocery-store labels, menus, signs, and more while on the go. A device with a five-megapixel camera is needed for best use.

ClaroSpeak US

ClaroSpeak, a text-to-speech reader, offers five distinct, high-quality voices that can read any accessible text. It also provides a range of color and font settings, including an option for OpenDyslexic font

Speak it!

 

Easily set font size and, when listening, pause, and resume playback with text-to-speech app Speak it! It can even be used while you're on the phone.

Web Reader

 

This text-to-speech app has the option for male or female high-quality voices

SoundHound

 

Students can quickly identify songs, read the lyrics (and improve reading and fluency skills, while they're at it) and learn about the artist on SoundHound.

 
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