Additional Assistive Technology Resources

There are many Assistive Technology resources available online. The following resource is only a partial list, as there are a wide variety of options. Note: None of the technology tools or resources listed in the resource section are offered or managed by the DSS. 

Reading Support

Natural Reader – Basic text-to-speech program. Listen to PDF files, web pages, e-books, e-textbooks, office documents, and even printed books. Magnification up to 72 point font or 200%. Available online or for download.

Writing Support

Grammarly – Grammarly eliminates spelling errors, writing mistakes, contextual errors, and poor vocabulary usage.  Grammarly finds and corrects up to 10 times more mistakes than your word processor.

eType – Program auto-completes words as you type and spelling mistakes are corrected before they happen.
Integrates within most programs, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Gmail, Facebook, and more.

Note Taking Support

Evernote – A one-stop place to collect notes, files, web clippings, and images with the ability to access them on virtually any device. (Basic Version is free.)

Microsoft OneNote – Take all your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touchscreen, importing pictures, video, weblinks, and other resources. You can also divide up your classes and work by notebook, section, and pages. Search your notes for the ability to easily find what you need. 

Mathpix Snip digitizes handwritten or printed text, and copies output to the clipboard that can be pasted into LaTeX editors like Overleaf, Markdown editors like Typora, Microsoft Word, and more. Students can sign up for 100 snips per month at no cost.

Digital Note-taking Apps for iPhones & iPads to create typed and handwritten searchable notes, record and sync audio across multiple devices, and import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, etc. for easy annotation using annotation tools are listed below:

  1. Notability 
  2. Good Notes
  3. Notes Plus

OneNote is a free digital note-taking app for iOS and Windows devices with a web-based app available for creating typed/handwritten digital notes, recording audio and syncing it across devices, and importing PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, etc., for easy annotation. 

Audio Note is a simple digital note-taking app for Android and iOS devices that allows users to type and handwrite their digital notes and record audio and sync it with your notes with timestamps.

Penultimate by Evernote is another digital note-taking app available for iPads. It allows you to create handwritten searchable notes and import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, etc., for annotation. You must have Evernote to sync notes across devices.

Nebo is a note-taking app available for Apple devices, PCs, and Android devices that have features like handwriting recognition, PDF annotation, and handwriting to text conversion.

Dictation/Speech-to-Text/Speech Recognition

Dragon Dictation (iOS App) – Speech recognition software that dictates words into text messages, emails, social media, or paste into other apps and programs using the clipboard feature. *Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Voice Typing in Google Chrome – Speech recognition within google chrome or google docs. Go into your Tools menu in the Google Chrome Browser and select Voice Typing, click on the microphone that pops up and start talking. Your text will be entered into the typing field and you will be able to correct mistakes without moving your cursor.

Vision Support

NVDA Screen Reader – NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free, open-source screen reader built for Windows-based operating system computers. Works with most applications such as web browsers, email, and Microsoft Office programs. *Compatibility: Windows