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ADCET Webinar: What are web apps and how can a text-to-speech web app support learning and boost confidence? (Vendor Demonstration)

Tue 23 Jul 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST


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Text-to-speech is used to support reading and comprehension especially for individuals who are dyslexic, have ADHD or additional language learners.This technology is available as software downloaded onto a computer, a physical reader pen, browser extensions and web apps. Web apps are becoming a common type of assistive technology because they can be used in the same way regardless of the type of device. Because web apps are accessed in a web browser, all of the tools and documents are available on any device whether it's a Chromebook, phone, iPad Macbook or Windows computer.

We will be focusing on the advantages of using a text-to-speech web app called  ReadSpeaker TextAid. Most text-to-speech solutions come with additional Literacy tools and TextAid is no exception. During the webinar, we will learn what exactly a web app is and take a look at the tools available in TextAid. Discover how to listen to any text with highlighting, customise the way documents look so they're easier to read, annotate documents, look at writing support, one click translation and web reading even on a phone. 

Audience: Anyone who supports learners from secondary school to university. 


Mary Wilcox

Mary Wilcox has worked in the assistive technology sector for eight years with experience in demonstrating a range of software at both virtual and physical events. At Aventido, Mary helps people use assistive technology; providing webinars, presentations and training. She is the product specialist for ReadSpeaker TextAid as well as showing the benefits of all the many solutions available at Aventido. Prior to working in assistive technology, Mary was a primary school teacher for 18 years and uses her knowledge of teaching, learning styles and specific learning difficulties to educate people about assistive technology in a relaxed and easy-to-understand manner. Mary is also vice chair of the Educator's Special Interest Group at BATA (British Assistive Technology Association)

The webinar is free to attend, and it will be live-captioned.

Registrations for this webinar are now open

ADCET is hosted by the University of Tasmania

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Event times in your timezone

ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic 23 Jul 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NT, SA 23 Jul 2024 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WA 23 Jul 2024 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
NZ 23 Jul 2024 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm