Center for Academic Technologies

Assistive Technology Apps

Low cost or free Assistive Technology Apps for iPhone or iPad.

SayText: Allows visually impaired users to take a photo on their phone and have the text from that image read aloud to them.

NaturalReader 14.0: All basic text to speech functions. Compatible with PDF, Word and webpages. Floating bar. Change speaker and speed. Windows and Mac versions available. Free

Speak It!: A text-to-speech app, Speak It! can help your learner read or speak. Simply copy and paste selected text and Speak It! reads the words out loud.

Dragon Dictation: Voice recognition technology app. Students who have difficulty writing due to disabilities can benefit from the free Dragon Dictation app.

Notability: People learn differently and the note-taking app Notability embraces this notion. Notability works especially well with visual learners.

Draw Free for iPad: Draw Free for iPad works well for students with fine motor skills issues.

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