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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is all around us. Many of the tools available are free or cost very little to use. On the following pages are lists of assistive technology tools you may find useful when completing various tasks both in or out of school.  Many of these tools may help you complete tasks more quickly, easily, or independently. Tools are broken down into sub-categories, such as Reading, Writing, and Study Aids. All apps and programs on the following pages are free or cost less than $25.

We do our best to stay updated on the latest information about the apps on the following pages along with adding the latest and greatest apps as soon as they come out. If you find an error in our listing or want to share a program, software, website or app that we should add, please contact us at snap@cofc.edu.

Please check this site often.  Technology is always changing and improving.  We strive to keep up with this information and let you know what is available on the internet, and what we have for students through the Center for Disability Services/SNAP!

We currently offer the following assistive technology tools:

  • Read and Write
    • Literacy software that supports reading, writing, study skills and research
    • Toolbar integrates into many popular computer programs including Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, and the four major web browsers
    • Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction, Mind Mapping, Screen Masking, Dictionaries and Highlighters are just a few of the almost 25 features
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    • Use this Speech Recognition Software to turn your spoken words into text
    • Create documents, emails, surf the web and more by talking to a microphone on your computer
    • Use simple voice commands to execute tasks and control most programs on your computer
  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker
    • Type your notes out on your computer while syncing a PowerPoint presentation and the Audio Recording of the lecture, together
    • Ability to sync typed notes with audio recording to find corresponding aspects of lecture or notes
    • Color annotate typed text notes, or recorded audio segments to annotate and flag areas of importance, follow up or further study
    • Syncing of text notes and audio make your notes easier to navigate and study from
    • Import audio recording and notes from Sonocent Recorder App into desktop version of program
  • FM Amplification Systems
    • A frequency-modulated (FM) system is an assistive listening device that makes it easier for people with hearing loss to hear what others are saying in noisy environments, such as a classroom.
    • This wireless system, also called a personal FM system, uses radio waves to deliver speech signals directly from the speaker's mouth to the listener's ears. 
  • Digital Voice Recorders
    • Record your lectures on a portable device
    • Listen to your lectures on the device or upload them to your computer using the USB cable (included)
    • Folder system allows your to organize recordings by class