Presentations on reading fluency with a screen reader:

A Definition of Reading Fluency

A Short Introduction to Screen Reader Technology
An introduction to screen reader technology used for reading fluency. This technology is different than audio book technology that utlizes recordings of real people at normal conversational speeds. The movie reviews voice types, speed of speech, and other text/screen format functions typically found in screen reader applications.

    Student Presentation on Reading Fluency
    An introduction to the reading fluency program with screen reading technology. It discusses learning to read from a perspective of having a print disability. Basic screen reader technology is demonstrated. Recorded student interviews are used to help explain the concepts of learning to read with screen reader techology.

    Instructor Presentation on Reading Fluency - Intermediate level
    This is the presentation given at CSUN 2008 and CAPED 2008.

    A more in depth presentation of the reading fluency program, emphasizing student learning outcomes, measures of achievement, and supportive reading fluency/brain research. It is assumed that the viewer has a basic understanding of screen reading technology and reading fluency theories. Recorded student interviews are used to better understand the myth about reading with the eyes, social learning, and the 3 stage reading fluency curriculum.

    A Presentation on Reading Fluency for Instructors at an Entry Level is still being developed.

    Following is a link to the conference handouts that we provided at the CSUN 2008 and CAPED 2008 conferences on assistive technology:

    Teacher Education Presentation on Reading Fluency - Beginning to Advanced
    A PowerPoint Presentation given in the Educational Technology in Special Education course at California State University, Sacramento. This presentation describes some of the instructional theories, strategies, and measures necessary to successfully integrate screen reader technology into a reading fluency program. There are two versions of the presentation: one in a Windows Explorer format and the other in Windows Media Center format.


Photo of student smiling broadly.


Photo of student working at an accessible computer workstation. Student is in a wheelchair. The workstation is adjustable and accomodates diverse access.