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Assistive Technology



  • 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 
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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 
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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   
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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 
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Learning Ally 


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