by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning
Last week I participated in #edtechchat on Twitter. The discussion was about using assistive technology for students with special needs. One teacher in particular tweeted about how much she loved Announcify.
Announcify is a Google Chrome extension that reads aloud any website that you open with Chrome. It’s particularly useful for students with special needs because it amplifies the text being read and grays out the rest of the text on the screen, including ads and other distractions.
Keep in mind that Announcify’s voice is computer-generated, so you don’t want to use this tool for reading fluency. However, it is a very easy text-to-speech tool!