Erika Brandstatter, Teacher, erika.brandstatter@bvsd.org
Becca Stenzel, OT, becca.stenzel@bvsd.org
Anne Palazzola, SLP, anne.palazzola@bvsd.org

For training or support, please contact your school’s BVSD AT representative.
Visit this page to learn about our AT referral process in BVSD: BVSD AT Referrals.


Available to students on a 504 plan or IEP:


Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Bookshare — Available with a qualifying disability. Students have access to their school’s Organizational account and can link with an Individual account to have full access at home. Students with IEPs have accounts that are managed by the SPED teacher/case manager. Students with 504s should work with the school representative that manages the school account to add books and manage the individual account. Individual school BVSD AT representatives

Read&Write for Google Chrome Premium (RW4G) Features include grammar check, word prediction, picture dictionary, dictionary, text reader, screenshot, PDF and web readers, audio maker, screen masking, voice typing, translator, highlighting tools, vocabulary list, voice note comments, and practice reading aloud.

BVSD has a Fast Track Parent Referral for Google Read & Write Premium. Click here to get started with the Fast Track Referral: click here. 

Click here to learn more about Read&Write: click here.

After you have the Read&Write Premium installed on your computer, download the TextHelp extension. Click here

Experience PDFs in a whole new way with Texthelp’s new PDF Reader.
The Texthelp PDF Reader Drive App allows you to open PDF documents with the Texthelp PDF Reader using the ‘Open with’ directly within Google Drive. This redirects you to Texthelp’s PDF Reader Chrome extension, allowing you to quickly and easily open PDF documents.


Also available to students on an IEP

Assistive Technology Consultation – Ongoing consultation from the Special Education teacher, OT, and SLP on the AT team for individualized problem solving and support.


Available to all BVSD students

Read&Write for Google Chrome Free version (text reader, translator, practice reading aloud)
Sora – Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your school’s library
Newsela  – articles are available in five reading levels and the RW4G text reader can be used to read articles aloud
Voice Typing –  is readily accessible to all students via Google Docs 


District Supported Software


General Resources and AT Suggestions

BVSD AT website literacy page
AINC of Colorado – The Audio Information Network of Colorado is Colorado’s only source for local news and information in audio.
Mathshare – digital and accessible, free to all
Equatio – making math digital (limited free features)
Bookshare — available to anyone with a qualifying print disability
Storyline–free: not the best as far as highlighting words, but books read by actors
Unite for literacy–free and uses location to suggest relevant local subjects
TumbleBooks — available at some BVSD schools and local libraries (including Flatirons Library Consortium and Boulder Public Library). Please contact the librarian for more information.
Epic! — digital library for kids 12 & under. Free but only available during the school day.
BeeLine Reader – an extension to assist with visual tracking of written information on websites
Gmail Dictation – allows for voice typing in emails