The State Library of New York provides free access to GALE databases through NovelNY and every school library and public library has a link to this fantastic resource! Databases for kids through adults, professionals and hobbyists, can be accessed directly from the Learning Resources page at resources.caboces.org, (second row of icons). If you do not know your log in information, or are wondering how your students can access, contact Rachelle_Evans@caboces.org.
A brand new feature is now available to help readers who do not see well, have reading disabilities, or simply want choice. In addition to existing features, like adjustable text size, the vendor has added display option tools for customization, including:
· Additional font choices, such as OpenDyslexic, for readers with different needs.
· Optional background colors to better view text on the screen.
· Line, word, and letter spacing, so individuals can choose what style is easiest for them to read.
Below is a screen shot of where the tool for accessibility is located:
Additionally, all articles have audio read aloud and text translation for accommodating those whose native language is not English.
If you would like more information on GALE databases, please contact Cecelia_Fuoco@caboces.org.
By: Cece Fuoco, Learning Resources
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