A Few Web Resources Related to Alternative Text

Bookshare provides a searchable online library of books that are free for U.S. students with qualifying disabilities: http://www.bookshare.org/

Legal information about providing alternative text to students with disabilities: http://www.bookshare.org/about/legalInformation

Authorama provides online access to a number of books in the public domain: http://www.authorama.com/

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening: http://librivox.org/

Natural Reader has a free version of text-to-speech software that allows you to listen to web pages, reports or any text on your computer: http://www.naturalreaders.com/

Natural Reader quick guides are available from HIAT. Check out there other resources also: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/hiat/tech_quick_guides/naturalreader_QG.shtm

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text: http://www.wordle.net/