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Assistive Technology

Beeline

Beeline

 

  • Produces text in color gradients that allows user to guide eyes from one end of a sentence to the beginning of another sentence more easily 
  • Available as Chrome Extension or Android and iOS application
  • Limited free use with extension or paid application available
  • https://www.beelinereader.com/

Grammarly

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  • Provides vocabulary, detailed explanation for all your mistakes, and weekly progress reports about your mistakes
  • Web browser extension or plug-in for Microsoft office applications
  • Requires free or premium account  
  • Checks for plagiarism, spelling, and grammar based on context
  • https://www.grammarly.com/

Ginger

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  • Provides translations, dictionary, text reader, and personal training based on your mistakes
  • Checks for grammar and sentence phrasing
  • Available on Windows, Mac, browsers, Android, and iOS
  • Requires free or premium account  
  • http://www.gingersoftware.com/

F.lux

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  • Adapts your computer display to the time of day; allows blue light in the morning and filters out blue light at night
  • Exposure to blue light makes people more alert and may affect sleeping schedules
  • Available on Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS
  • Requires free download
  • https://justgetflux.com/

Learning Ally

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  • Access to a library of 80,000+ human-read audiobooks
  • Available on Windows, Mac, browsers, Android, and iOS
  • Annual membership fee required
  • https://www.learningally.org/

Livescribe
Smartpen

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  • The smartpen records conversations and links recordings to written notes
  • Replay audio directly from paper by tapping on your notes or by clicking the controls on your pen
  • Save, organize, and replay notes on Echo Desktop from your Window or Mac
  • Attainable through Accessibility Resources for qualified students
  • https://www.livescribe.com/en-us/

Notability

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  • Markup photos, annotate (including recording comments) PDFs, or combine handwriting, photos, and typing in a single note
  • Available on Mac and iOS
  • Requires paid download in iOS app store
  • http://gingerlabs.com/

Otter.ai

 

otter

 

 

 

  • Automated voice transcription with summary keywords, highlights, and full audio transcript available
  • Use with online meeting platforms such as Zoom and Webex
  • Free account available (600 minutes per month) or premium account available for purchase
  • https://otter.ai/

Read & Write

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  • A floating toolbar allows interaction with other programs such as word processors, PDF readers, and browsers
  • Includes text reading, word prediction, spelling/grammar aid, text/picture dictionaries, image/mp3 converter to text files, and much more
  • Available on Windows, Mac, Google, iPad, and Android tablets
  • Free download available through Accessibility Resources
  • https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/

Stayfoucsd

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