Assistive Technology Resources


Assistive technology can make completing work easier and accessible. Below is a list of assistive technology that can help you in several categories, such as notetaking, reading, and studying. Many of these websites and apps are free! Refer to each category for a selection of websites and apps that provide support for accomplishing goals and tasks.

Notetaking
  • Otterai: Allows you to record, transcribe, and share audio recordings and voice transcriptions. 
    • Price: Paid and Free Options
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, and Chrome Extension
  • Microsoft OneNote: Take all of your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touch screen, importing pictures, video, links, and other resources. It also includes an option to record audio.
    • Price: Free as an add-on with Microsoft
    • Compatibility: Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android 
  • Evernote: Collaborative and interactive notetaking app with the ability to import, organize, and share notes, images, and files.
    • Price: Paid and Free Options
    • Compatibility: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
  • Access NoteAccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for the Blind. Creates notes in .txt files and is compatible with both QWERTY and refreshable braille display keyboards. 
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS
Tutoring and Study Resources
  • Chegg Prep: Find, create, and study flashcards for your classes.  
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, and Online
  • Khan Academy: Offers instructional videos and practice exercises on a variety of academic topics.
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, and Online
  • Quizlet: Create personalized sets of flashcards to quiz yourself and receive reminders to review material.
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, and Online
Organizational Resources
  • Google Calendar: Record your classes, meetings, and other events in an online calendar with the option to set reminders before they begin.
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, and Online
  • Remember the Milk: Create and manage task lists in order of priorities, subtasks, due date, time estimates, tags, and repeating tasks. Then, recieve reminders through Gmail, Google Calendar, Evernote, Outlook, and more.
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, Windows, and Online
  • Todoist: Create task lists, delegate tasks, set daily and weekly goals, and view visual progress on completed tasks. 
    • Price: Free and Paid
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
Time Management Resources 
  • Freedom: App and website blocker with the option to either block websites immediately or schedule reoccurring sessions.
    • Price: Free and Paid
    • Compatibility: IOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chromebook, and Linux
  • Page Eraser: A Chrome extension that allows you to erase distracting elements of a web page (banners, images, etc.) while maintaining the content's layout. 
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: Chrome extension
  • StayFocusd: A Chrome extension that limits the amount of time that may be spent on designated websites to increase productivity. 
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: Chrome extension
Reading Support and Resources
  • Immersive Reader: Provides reading support through enhanced dictation, focus mode, immersive reading, font spacing, short lines, parts of speech supports, syllabification, and comprehension mode
    • Price: Free add on through Microsoft Office
    • Compatibility: Windows, iOS, and Edge Browser
  • Natural Reader: A free screen reader for you to upload text and documents or convert to mp3 to listen to anywhere anytime.
    • Price: Free
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, and Online
  • Speechify: Text-to-speech reading assistant for online content and PDF uploads.
    • Price: Free trial, afterwards plans start at 11.59/month for an annual subscription
    • Compatibility: iOS, Android, Online

Downloadable Study Resources 

Try these templates and graphic organizers for assistance with studying, time management, and project management. PDF resources taken from LDadvisory.com (Elizabeth Hamblet).

Time management and Studying Tools:
Research-Readings Tracking Tools - this database and accompanying table are designed to help you keep track of the publication information you need to complete a list of references for research papers and to store notes on the articles you read in an organized way.