Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Digital accessibility - tools

Here you can find a list of tools which can be used to support students with specific learning differences.

This list features tools available at the University of Sussex. Information on Office 365 accessibility features can be found on the ITS website. For a more exhaustive list of digital accessibility tools, please visit diversityandability.com.

Filters

Refine the list of tools using the following filters: 

Platform:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chrome

Purpose:

  • Note-taking
  • Organisational
  • Reading
  • Wellbeing
  • Writing

Cost:

  • Free
  • University
  • Paid

Please note: Funding is available for many paid-for tools through the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

Tools

  • Audio Notetaker (Sonoscent)

    Audio Notetaker or Sonoscent helps you:

    • Capture audio, text and slides in a single note-taking workspace
    • Organise and categorise note sets
    • Improve audio quality and extract only what's useful
    • Capture audio, text and slides
    • Add notes with drawings, scribbles and photos
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Note-taking
    • Paid
  • Claroread

    ClaroRead helps students to read, write, study, and sit exams. It can read any on-screen text out loud. 

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Reading
    • University
  • Dragon (Dictate)

    Dragon allows users to interact with their computer by voice. It turns spoken thoughts into text and computer actions without the mechanics of typing and spelling.

    • Android
    • iOS
    • Writing
    • Paid
  • F.lux

    F.lux is a cross-platform computer program that adjusts a display's color temperature according to location and time of day, offering functional respite for the eyes. The program is designed to reduce eye strain during night-time use, helping to reduce disruption of sleep patterns.

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Reading
    • Free
  • Google Docs dictation

    Google Docs dictation allows you to create text using voice commands.

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Free
  • Headspace

    Headspace is an app for mindfulness meditation . There is robust research that points to the fact that mindfulness can positively impact stress, anxiety, depression, sleep, eating behavior and relationships.

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Wellbeing
    • Paid
  • Insight Timer

    Insight Timer is an app for guided meditation an music.

    • Android
    • iOS
    • Wellbeing
    • Free
  • MindView

    MindView is used for mind mapping, concept mapping, work breakdown structures, timelines, Gantt charts, organizational charts, and other visuals.

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Organisational
    • University
  • Office 365 Dictation

    Office 365 Dictation allows speech recognition within Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

    • Windows
    • Writing
    • University
  • Read & Write

    Read & Write for Chrome offers a range of support tools to help you gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research.

    • Chrome
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Paid
  • Sensus Access

    SensusAccess allows students and staff to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media..

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Reading
    • Free
  • Siri

    Siri is a built-in "intelligent assistant" that enables users of Apple iPhone 4S and later and newer iPad and iPod Touch devices to speak natural language voice commands in order to operate the mobile device and its apps.

    • Mac
    • iOS
    • Note-taking
    • Free
  • Trello

    Trello board is a list of lists, filled with cards, used by students individually or groups of students. Trello has feature which will help them organize their tasks and prioritise. They can open a card and add comments, upload file attachments, create checklists, add labels and due dates, and more.

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Organisational
    • Free
  • No apps can be found to match your selected filters. Please amend your filter selections.

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