For digital text (like Bookshare) we have had success with TexAloud, a
low-cost reader. ³High quality² digital voices can be purchased separately,
for a total cost under $50 per station. Not a bad solution for those who
cannot afford Kurzweil.


on 4/21/10 10:37 AM, Forman Maria wrote:

> We have a Platinum subscription through Audible.  I loan out ipods with books
> on them.  If you manage an iPod manually you can download the book on to a
> student's ipod.
> We also have a subscription to Recorded Books for the Blind and Dyslexic for
> individual students.  Students can get their own account at no cost. The
> downloads are not compatible with ipods.  I have found SansaClips to work the
> best.   You cannot get audio books from Bookshare, only books in a digital
> format.  You then have to use a text to read application like Kurzweil.  There
> are others less expensive applications available that do the same thing. You
> can then export to an MP3 format.  I only use Bookshare and RBFb&D when I
> can't get it from another source. RFB&D has textbooks- which is extremely
> useful.
> We also purchase Playaways (individual MP3 players with one book on them). The
> younger students love them.
> Maria Forman
> Twinfield Union School
> 106 Nasmith Brook Rd.
> Plainfield, VT  05667
> (802)426-3213 X222
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