Assistive Technology Apps for iOS and Chrome

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 persons with disabilities. Many apps fall under this category. Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR), a program of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, has put together this helpful list of apps for both iOS and Chrome OS (Chromebook):

 Available for both iOS and Chrome OS
Ginger

  • Auto-corrects grammar, spelling errors
  • Suggests alternate text expressions
  • Dictionary, thesaurus, text-to-speech
Grammarly

  • Spelling and grammar checker
  • Corrects commonly confused words
  • Scans text for proper use of grammar
Pocket

  • Unlimited storage: keeps saved articles and videos in one place
  • Reads articles aloud
Photomath

  • Scans math problems for instant results
  • Includes camera caculator, handwriting recognition, and a smart calculator
Bookshare Web Reader

  • Online audio, digital, and BRF (Braille Ready Format) library for people with qualified print disabilities
  • Free for students with qualified print disabilities
Learning Ally Link

  • Online audio, digital, and BRF library for people with qualified print disabilities
BARD Mobile

  • Provides access to nearly 65,000 items from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site
Available for iOS
Prizmo

  • Scans, reads documents out loud
  • Can use without Internet connection
Voice Dream Reader

  • Reads documents using text-to-speech
  • Synchronizes with Bookshare, Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Drive
Claro PFD

  • Scans, reads documents out loud
  • Can fill in documents using microphone
  • Insert voice messages and pictures in documents
Available for Chrome OS
Google Text-to-Speech

  • Reads text on your screen out loud
Read & Write for Google Chrome

  • Spell checker, speech-to-text
  • Word prediction
  • Talking and picture dictionary
Google Keep

  • Organize your notes by adding labels
  • Add recurring reminders to never miss regular to-dos

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