Accessibility

  • Links from the School for the Blind

    1. Learning Tools in Word. This feature is available in Word 2016 and Word Online.  Learning Tools in Word 2016 provides several tools to assist students with reading fluency and comprehension. All students in West Virginia have an Office 365 account, therefore, should have access to this feature. For more information, visit: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Learning-Tools-in-Word-a857949f-c91e-4c97-977c-a4efcaf9b3c1

    2. Books in Word are coming! Very soon students will be able to use Google Docs and the Learning Tools in Word to read books from Bookshare. For more information about this new book format from Bookshare,
      go to: https://www.bookshare.org/

    3. Microsoft's Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting. This free app has been available for about 6 months. Microsoft has recently released a significant update to this app. The app uses Artificial Intelligence to read text, identify paper currency and colors, detects light, and now reads handwriting. To learn more about the update, visit:https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/14/microsoft-seeing-ai-app-update/