Computers: Typing, Speaking, Reading, & More
Computers have many accessible features that go unnoticed by most.
Both Macs and PCs have dictation that allows a user to write and even edit documents using only their voice.
(the virtual personal assistants you find on mobile devices and computers) can also help you open files and search the web with your voice
is a FREE font developed for dyslexia that makes it a bit easier to distinguish between similar letters. You can use it on both Macs and PCs.
is a FREE program that checks your spelling and grammar and works for both Macs and PCs. The app will stay on your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and checks all the words you type on the internet (i.e Facebook and Google searches). In addition to checking your grammar on the web, you can also edit your documents typed on Microsoft Word by copying and pasting your document into the "new document" feature.
Don Johnston has two amazing programs for Google Chrome:
. Both of these products benefits students by altering the writing or reading virtual environment to best fit each student's needs all in one program. These programs are a wonderful universal design tool for all students.
also was a wonderful selection of audio textbooks for those who prefer audio books.
Many big textbook publishers offer their books in electronic form as well. Benefits of electronic books include portability, search features, notes and highlighting without damage to the book, and in some cases read aloud.