Assistive Technology

Table of suggested tech resources for use in the classroom and when doing assignments/studying.

Application

Description

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
Grammarly

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  • Provides vocabulary, detailed explanation for all your mistakes, and weekly progress reports about your mistakes
  • Web browser extension and plug-in for Microsoft office applications
  • Offers free or premium account
  • Checks for plagiarism, spelling, and grammar based on context
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
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
  • Free download
Learning Ally

learningally

  • Access to a library of 80,000+ human-read audiobooks
  • Available on Windows, Mac, browsers, Android, and iOS
  • Annual membership fee required
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
Notability

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  • Markup photos, annotate (including recording comments) PDFs or combine handwriting, photos, and typing into a single note
  • Available on Mac and iOS
  • Requires paid download in iOS app store
Otter.ai


otter

 

  • Automated voice transcription with summary keywords, highlights, and full audio transcript available
  • Compatible with online meeting platforms such as Zoom and Webex
  • Free account available (600 minutes per month) or premium account available for purchase
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
Stayfoucsd

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  • Allows users to manage blocked pages and run these pages on allotted time (highly customizable)
  • Google Chrome extension
  • Offers free download
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