Accessible Text: Bookshare, Learning Ally, & Creating Accessible Text

Professional Development
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Professional Development
Special EducationCCATT


In a world that demands strong literacy skills, it's essential that educators provide struggling readers with accessible alternative format text that allows these students to access grade level curriculum. In this course, you will learn how to use Bookshare and Learning Ally to access digital and audio books, as well as how to create accessible text from classroom materials.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades K-12.


Certificate of Attendance, 6 hours


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Erin MacEachen-Travis

    Erin MacEachen-Travis, M.Ed. is a learning disabilities specialist who has worked with CES since 1998. She has presented locally and nationally on using assistive technology for students with learning disabilities, and has been a regular instructor for DESE statewide Assistive Technology courses.

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A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

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