Virginia DOE renews license for Read:Out Loud

From the press release:

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), through the George Mason University Accessible Instructional Materials Center (AIM-VA), has renewed its statewide license of Read:OutLoud 6, an eBook software program to read digital books aloud, developed by Don Johnston Inc. This assistive technology tool provides reading accommodations to an estimated 170,000 students in 1,900 VA public schools. VA Superintendents and Digital Rights Managers (DRMs) can sign up on the AIM-VA website to download Read:OutLoud 6 at no cost.

Read:OutLoud 6 enables easy access to a wide range of eBook formats including DAISY, PDF, NIMAS, RTF, TXT, XML and HTML and Bookshare files and opens them without conversion. The software includes a robust set of reading comprehension tools and an accessible web browser to access the Internet. Virginia students with IEPs and those served under 504 plans can use the text reader at school and at home to study independently while receiving timely access to electronic textbooks and accessible instruction materials as required by IDEA 2004 law.

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