Newsela’s New Accessibility Features!

Read Aloud in NewsleaYou have been asking for it and now it is finally here. We are excited to share that teachers and students can now listen to any Newsela Articles using the new Read Aloud feature. To use this tool, locate the read-aloud icon in a Newsela Article. 

Newslea Read Aloud

Students will be able to use the Read Aloud to have texts read back to them. They can also rewind the Read Aloud and pause whenever necessary. With audio versions in English and Spanish texts, you can empower your students to use Read Aloud to model reading fluency, develop comprehension, and assist in reading connections. 

In addition to the Read Aloud feature, Newsela has also announced that it is now compatible with screen readers such as VoiceOver, NVDA, JAWS, and TalkBack. 

Teachers can use these new features to make the amazing content in Newsela accessible to all learners. 

To learn more about available accessibility tools in Newsela click here. If you have not used Newsela before, click here to watch an on-demand video

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