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Audio Enhanced Learning (AEL)
Audio-enhancement benefits students who prefer/or need to read and listen to curriculum simultaneously because of limited English proficiency, sight or hearing
limitations, emotional distractions, or learning styles. The PAC Audio-Enhanced Learning (AEL) option is available for desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PAC) is available in an audio-enhanced format through internet PDF downloads of courses, plus application of software that converts text
to speech. The customer purchases and downloads the desired PAC AEL courses via the PAC Store; then purchases text-to-speech
software from a preferred provider, such as Natural Reader, or through apps available for iOS and Android smartphones and
tablets. Students read and listen to the PAC AEL editions on computers, tablets, or smartphones. For AEL use on computers, students may wish to have the text open and read
aloud in one window while working on activity questions in a second window. Additionally, a second computer monitor can be purchased and set up to have a full screen
dedicated to text and another screen dedicated to Activities.
As the student reads and listens to the PAC AEL edition, the student responds to activity, quiz, or test questions on notebook paper or a word processor, such as Microsoft
Word. Answers to activity questions can be read and heard by the student as he/she grades daily work. Answers to quizzes and tests are accessible to the student at the
discretion of the proctor (teacher or parent). Proctors determine whether/how students access quizzes, tests, and answers.
Students with severe visual challenges may opt to audio-record answers on a recording device (smartphone or cassett recorder); then listen to answers
provided by the text-to-speech software as it pronounces the correct answers. Some students may want to purchase a Braille keyboard to facilitate application
of the PAC AEL edition, especially regarding questions that require essay responses.
NOTE: Application in states with vouchers Public and private learning centers in states where vouchers are authorized
may qualify for publically-funded vouchers to SUBSIDIZE OR PAY IN FULL tuition expenses for students whose special learning needs are addressed by PAC audio-enhanced
courses. Check with applicable state education agency for details.