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    Toolkit Tuesdays: Focus Pocus: Assistive Tools Built into Windows, Word, Mac and IOS that Help with the Learning Difficulty We All Share

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    Today students are finding itΒ increasingly difficult to focus as they read and write and documented learningΒ disabilities make it far more difficult. In fact, few if any of us can totally ignore the constant barrage ofΒ things on our devices that drag our attention away from our work.

    Jay McKay and Neill Hadder will take you on a tour of tools available to all students that can help them be moreΒ successful learners:

    • Microsoft Immersive Reader
    • Focus modes on Windows, Mac, and IOS
    • Windows Contrast Mode and Mac Dark Mode
    • Microsoft Word’s specialized focus and reading modes
    • Text-to-speech
    • Extensions for Google Chrome


      About Toolkit Tuesday's

      Each Tuesday new topics are presented to support staff, kids and parents to ensure that students with disabilities have equal opportunity to access learning materials in the classroom and at home.


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