Audiobooks for Dyslexia
Free public domain audiobook sites:
- Librivox - Free - This site offers free text to speech audio books for public domain literature. Volunteers record chapters of books and release the audio files back onto the internet.
- Project Gutenberg - Free - This site offers free text to speech audio books for public domain literature. Volunteers record chapters of books and release the audio files back onto the internet.
This option is available for individuals with dyslexia that can get a qualified certifying professional to fill out a form from the membership site. This professional can be a special education teacher, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, ophthalmologist, psychologist, doctor, or neuropsychologist.
- Bookshare - Free - This site offers free text to speech audio books for diagnosed individuals with dyslexia. The books are simply scanned. Then, free or purchasable apps use computerized voices to read the text aloud. See my assistive technology page for app options.
- Learning Ally - $ - This affordable option offers text to speech audio books for diagnosed individuals with dyslexia. Volunteers read the books aloud.
AnyBook Personal Reader - $ - This unique product allows physical books to be read aloud without having to scan the text. Pages are orally read and digitally recorded. Readers can then instantly access any page via scannable stickers.Purchasable audiobooks:
- Audible.com - $ - This Amazon company provides audiobooks. It also provides magazines, radio shows, podcasts, stand‐up comedy, and speeches. They claim to feature the best narrators interpreting books by top authors.
- Raz-Kids - $ - This website provides comprehensive reading resources for students, with hundreds of eBooks offered at 27 different levels of difficulty. Kids access leveled text and read at their own pace. They can record themselves reading, and take an eQuiz.