The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 6 DAISY Readers


DAISY format is designed for people with disabilities. You have to qualify for services like Bookshare and Learning Ally in order to use a DAISY reader. In the past, people used to buy expensive readers for services like this. Today you can get an app on a tablet or a smartphone to do the same thing. There are also websites and extensions that do the same thing. 


Voice Dream Reader Best of Class for an iPad 

Dream Voice Reader can be used with a Bookshare membership to read DAISY format. 

Google Play


A free service for talking books for people that qualify based on disability.

Learning Ally Link

This is a DAISY reader for Ally Learning.



Learning Ally has software that will work with a computer. You have to be a member to download it. 

 Learning Ally Google Play

Dolphin EasyReader

This app is free and user-friendly. EasyReader is a good app for younger students. It highlights what it reads to you as well, and that is a plus.


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