Alsager School

SEND: Useful Apps to Help at Home

This is a list of things you can do to make reading and writing easier when you are at home. Each section has a link to enable you to access it on Google, Apple, Microsoft or Android. Just click the one for the device that you use.

 Help with reading

1. Reading websites that will read out loud for you

Google Chrome 

  • Read aloud – When you have installed it in google chrome, you can select whatever you want to read and click on the loudspeaker icon. 
  • You can turn on screen reader’ in your school google account.
  • Read aloud – When you have installed it in google chrome, you can select whatever you want to read and click on the loudspeaker icon. 
  • You can turn on screen reader’ in your school google account.

iPad/iOS  

Microsoft Word  

Android  

2. Headaches or blurry vision when you read

Change the background colour or add a tint to the screen

Google Chrome 

iPad/iOS  

Microsoft Word  

Android  

3. Making the writing bigger

Google Chrome 

iPad/iOS  

Microsoft Word  

Android  

Help with writing

1. Speaking what you want to write (dictation)

Google Chrome 

  • Google Docs Open a new document and click on ‘tools’ and select ‘ voice typing.

iPad/iOS  

Microsoft Word 

Android  

2. Help with new/tricky words and their meanings

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