Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Make FlipGrid Accessible for ALL with the Immersive Reader Feature

Accessibility begins with proactive design, which is designed for some, but beneficial for ALL! I love FlipGrid's immersive reader tool, which provides users with several amazing accessibility features!

1. Text-to-Speech Capabilities

The text-to-speech capabilities when reading instructions or discussion prompts. This is the perfect tool for struggling readers, ELL students, or students who like to "hear" instructions.


2. Change Font Features

FlipGrid provides you with the ability to increase change font, font size,  and the color of the font to make it easier to see for students with visual difficulties or need visual modifications.

3. Break Down Parts of Speech

Want to break things down by parts of speech? FlipGrid provides a color-coded tool to break down parts of speech by verb, noun, adjective, etc.



4. Line Focus

The line focus tool magnifies text one line at a time so that students can concentrate on the text. There is also a visual dictionary tool, which provides extra layers of scaffolds and supports for unfamiliar words. Plus there is the ability to translate the document into different languages.



Want to see it in action? Check out my video below:

 

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