What is it: Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people who have disabilities.
Who should use it? Anyone! Although this equipment is developed for people who have disabilities, the technology also helps support Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework that can be used to improve and optimize learning for all people, and is based on scientific insights into how humans learn. These are tools that can help make students better learners.
Read & Write GOLD
Read & Write GOLD is a free screen reading software that you can download to any computer. Features include:
- Hearing online text read out loud
- Converting documents to MP3 files
- Advanced spellchecker and word prediction
- Screen masking to help concentrate
- Unlocking PDFs for easy editing or reading out loud
- Scan paper documents to digital to be edited or read out loud
The Assignment Calculator
This web resources is through the University of Toronto. The Assignment Calculator helps break down your assignments and provides you with timelines for your project, with deadlines for each step. Enter the assignment start date, due date, and pick the type of assignment. You can choose from research essays, literature reviews, critical reviews, annotated bibliographies, lab reports, presentations, analytical essays, poster presentations, personal statements, response papers, and graduate school applications.