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Electronic Readers for exam access

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by surfncanoe, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. surfncanoe

    surfncanoe New commenter

    hi everyone.
    I am trying to find out whether it would be worth investing in some electronic readers for exams, for those students who qualify.
    Does anyone have any experience of these and whether they are more beneficial to students than a human reader.
    Many thanks
  2. Birdie64

    Birdie64 Occasional commenter

    My daughter (severely dyslexic) uses a kindle for school...it helps because she can change the size of the font and dim the background colour...it definitely makes a difference.
  3. camptownraces

    camptownraces New commenter

    These make a massive difference to students in my experience. They give the students independence, avoiding the embarrassment of asking an adult to help: you can watch them read and re-read a passage several times until they are sure they understand it. You never see that with a human reader..

    We've only used text to speech software on a PC/laptop, which is also OK for exam use. I don't think a Kindle would be able to do this - not the right format for exam papers.
  4. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Which software do you use for this purpose, camptownraces? What led you to choose that particular program from the range of products available?

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