Assistive Technology

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Converting speech-to-text and text-to-speech

Microsoft office ‘Speak’

The ‘Speak’ feature in Microsoft enables your computer to play back written text on the screen as spoken words. The feature operates in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote.

 

Google Docs speech-to-text

Google docs allows you to speak into your microphone and Google will convert it to text for you.

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Mind Maps

MindMeister

MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually. You do not need to download MindMeister as it’s completely web-based.

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Organisation & time management

My Study Life (mystudylife.com)

A free planner app for students designed to make study life easier to manage. It includes timetabling, weekly / daily planners, to-do lists and reminders. This app can be synced across all your devices.

 

Microsoft To Do

A daily planner app which allows you to plan and organise study and your life outside of university.

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Note Taking

Evernote

A free note taking app which is great for easily collating notes from multiple sources, making web clippings, and capturing ideas in a variety of formats.

 

Sonocent

Audio notetaker that allows you to audio record. Excellent for using during lectures / seminars. 

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Changing the background colours on your screen.

Windows Screen Filter

By changing the settings on your windows system you can create a tinted background, which will apply to all of your documents. Follow the instructions below to activate the screen filter.

Windows settings – ease of access – colour and high contrast – choose a filter (select from the drop down list) – apply.

TintVision (App which can be used on tablets and phones)

TintVision is a free app which generates a coloured overlay for your screen. This app also includes a draggable underline tool which is particularly useful for reading large chunks of text. 

 

Irlen Coloured Overlays (App which can be used on tablets and phones)

This app was designed for people with Irlen syndrome and provides coloured overlays (you can also customise your own colour) for you to use on your screen.