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Culturally Diverse Accessibility Technology Needs (ESL)
The culturally diverse population has various needs, which may include language translation, close captioning, listening instead of reading print, listening while reading print publications, etc.
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Culturally Diverse Accessibility Technology by Need (ESL) - also see Accessibility by App
Captioning your own video for free
from University of Washington, a guide full of links to various programs, basic instructions, and even more info on the topic.
Google Slides Closed Captioning
"...allows teachers to turn on closed captioning in the presenter mode to have what they say aloud appear in text at the bottom of their screen in real-time. This could be useful for students with hearing impairments or learning disabilities, as well as for English learners..."
Free text to speech online app with natural voices, convert text to audio and MP3 for personal and commercial use.
Voice Dream Reader
Available from Apple and Google Store. A must-have app for every student? Voice Dream reads aloud text that can be pulled from PDFs, web browers, Word docs, PowerPoints, HTML, Dropbox, and many other platforms. A powerful resource for anyone struggling with reading or hoping to reinforce reading.