About Our Software
CISL’s software product, Clusive®️, is designed to provide users with a flexible, adaptive environment that helps learners—particularly those with disabilities and other learning needs—use digital materials in an, engaging, accessible, and empowering way.
At its most basic level, Clusive is an adaptive, web-based reader that scaffolds accessibility and learning supports around digital content. But unlike many other e-readers, Clusive puts learners in the driver's seat. Learners get recommendations, can choose the display preferences that work best for them, and can save those preferences for when they log in again, or until they want to test a different set of display features and supports.
Clusive’s adaptive onboarding experience helps guide new account holders to test features in a student-centered, exploratory way. Our adaptive features also give learners personalized vocabulary support—each user has their own word bank that helps them track the presence of and progress on vocabulary they’re learning across everything they read in Clusive.
Another hallmark of Clusive’s flexibility is our approach to content. Many e-readers for students take an all-or-nothing approach to content: either there is a built in library with no ability to add new files, or you can import files but there is no content available to your learners from the first moment you create an account.
Clusive offers a both/and solution to this content dilemma. We've built a rich library of Public readings that includes:
- Common Core State Standards Initiative recommended public domain texts from Appendix B
- Materials fromSERP’s Word Generation academic language development series
- Historical biographies from the Library of Congress’ Meet Amazing Americans series
- Texts fromTar Heel Reader
- Articles fromSERP’s STARI curriculum
- Full-length public domain books aligned with recommendations to achiece state and national ELA and History/Social Studies standards for grades 4-12
But wait, there's more! Clusive also allows you to import your own content so your learners can access the texts you want to share. Any Clusive user can add files in a .docx or epub format. And now, users with an individual Bookshare account can import and interact with Bookshare titles in Clusive, opening up Bookshare’s million+ reading titles to the adaptive flexibility and power of Clusive. That means that you are in control.
While we're adding more options for content import and authoring in the weeks to come, teachers and parents can now customize comprehension prompts, vocabulary, and definitions for any reading, for any class. We plan to expand the number of file formats accepted, customization features and integrate collaboration features within Clusive's library of Public readings soon. Stay tuned for what's coming next in Clusive.