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Learner Support: Assistive Technologies

DBS Library: Assistive Technologies Guides

Freemind Logo Freemind mind-mapping tool, which could be useful for those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia as well as those who like to visualize their thoughts 

Virtual Magnifier  a screen magnification tool designed for the visually impaired and others who need to magnify part of the screen.  

Some links to free screen readers can be found here.

Dawsonera Dawsonera eBook Collection has an audio functionality using the Adobe Reader 'Read Out Loud' function.
EBSCOhost EBSCO Databases now offer magnification and text to speech  facilities.

AHEAD (The Association for Higher Education Access and Disability)  provides information on a range of assistive technologies.  It is worthwhile to sign up for their weekly email update for information on free apps.

AccessApps is a compilation of over 50 different assistive technology software programs, compiled by the Techdis group of JISC (Joint Information Systems Council) fthat support writing, reading and planning as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties. AccessApps also includes some useful programs for making a keyboard or mouse easier to use.

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