​Etext and Ebook websites, collections, databases and resources 

SD 71 Databases and Text to Speech Options 

Collection of Databases in both English and French

Many Tip Sheets to support students with Text to Speech and Vision/ Processing tools can be found at this LINK below:

Text to Speech Options for Databases

The Accessible Resource Centre – British Columbia (ARC-BC) is an online repository supported by the Ministry of Education to provide BC K-12 students with perceptual disabilities with BC curricular-based learning materials in digital alternate formats. Educators serving students with perceptual disabilities can search the ARC-BC repository for a print title that is in a digital alternate format that meets the access requirements of the student. Registration is free for BC educators.

www.arc-bc.org ​

SETBC, ARCBC and SD71 Comox Valley Schools created a Module on how to use  ARCBC resources 

 ARCBC Training Resources 

For support with ARCBC contact your ARCBC District Partner Jane Rondow Jane.Rondow@sd71.bc.ca, ARCBC ​arc@prcvi.org​ or talk to your school Learning Support Teacher or Teacher Librarian.

01 ARC-BC Registration and Training Request

ARC-BC forgot password tip sheet

ARC-BC and iPad apps Infographic 
ARC-BC Resources on the iPad using text-to-speech SD 71.pdf

Getting ARC-BC Files on to an iPad
Emailing ARCBC Files .pdf
AirDrop ARC BC Files via Email .pdf

iPad Apps used to read ARC-BC Adapted PDF files 

ibooks using ARC-BC PDF files.pdf
Voice Dream Reader
Voice Dream Reader on iPad with ARC-BC PDF files.pdf

ARC-BC on the Computer
​Kurzweil .kesi files
​​​Kurzweil with ARC-BC kesi files on the computer.pdf
Kurzweil Magnify text.pdf
Kurzweil Setting the Zoom.pdf

MS Word Immersive Reader and .doc or .docx files
Immersive Reader with Word Online in Office 365 with ARC-BC files or eText.pdf

​​ ​SD71 Read Along titles ​​ SD71 Elementary schools have bought a collection of Read Along titles that will work in all elementary schools. Log in with your library user name and password. ​​​
​​                                       ​SQWORL Collection of  Ebooks &​ E-Text 
Collection of Ebooks and EText sites and apps for computers or iPads.​
​                                     SQWORL of High Interest Low Vocab​ 

Collection of High Interest Low Vocab websites that can be used on computers, iPads, smartboards or as whole class tools.

​                                    SQWORL of UDL Novel Studies tools

Collection of websites and tools to support UDL (Universal Design for Learning) when doing Novel Studies. 

​​​   ​SD71 Library Commons on Learn 71
EBooks in SD71 Follett Destiny Library​ Tip Sheets
                  ​ Unite For Literacy ​
This is a free​ wonderful collection of narrated picture books, both fiction and non-fiction.​​ 
​             ​EPIC 

Online ebook collection with both non fiction, fiction and read aloud options. Free Subscription for Teachers. 

​             Tar Heel Readers 

 A collection of simple picture books created by the community. These books have built in narration. ​​

​                ​Literactive

Literactive is a site that provided online primary reading materials. All readers are leveled and provide Text to Speech an sounding out options. You have to register but registration is free. 

​       Browser Books 

Simple Non fiction picture books with built in student voice narration.