This page will list apps or technology that you might want to consider using while you are in college.  Students are expected to purchase their own hardware/software in most cases.  

Apps

App Name

Brief Description

AppWriter US AppWriter has many assistive features, including word prediction, text-to-speech and the special Dyslexie-font
Audio Note Recording notes with audio and a notepad all in one
Brevity The UltraFast Text Editor & Word Prediction
D2u Dictation and Transcription Best dictation and transcription available
Dragon Dictation Easy to use voice recognition software
Dragon Search Search online only using your voice
Evernote Stay Organized--Take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders, searchable
Fast Finga Converts hand written notes into text
Formulas HD for Calculus A simple, easy to use, easy to navigate collection of the most important formulas and topics for college students
GoodReader Super robust PDF reader for iPad
Graphing Calculator Turns iPhone into a graphing calculator
Hidden Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults Learn how to deal with the hidden curriculum
iAnnotate Read, annotate, and share PDFs. Improve your productivity and organization
iBooks Great way to download books from the iBookstore
IdeaSketch Draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline
InClass Organize your schedule, courses, and semesters
InDAISY Allows users to enjoy different flavors of DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 books on their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Inkling Digital College Textbooks
iSpectrum Colorblind Assistant
iTalk A high quality recording app--good for recording lectures
iThoughts Mind mapping tool for iPhone and iTouch
Learning Ally Daisy formatted audio books
LookTel Allows users with visual impairments or blindness to identify cans, packages, ID or credit cards, DVDs, and similar items
Luminosity Brain Trainer Improve brain health and performance
myHomework Keep track of homework and projects with a really cool design
Noteability Handwriting, note taking, audio recording, annotate PDFs, cloud sync your notes to Dropbox
Overdrive On-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library
Pages Best word processor ever designed for a mobile device
PaperDesk While playing audio, tap a word and PaperDesk will take you to the point in the recording when you typed that word
PDF Notes Manage PDF files from your iPad. Finger writing and emailing notes to friends
PDF Reader Pro Upload perfect PDF files
Popplet Brainstorming, mindmapping, collaborating
PTSD Coach Tips on how to manage symptoms after trauma
Quick Voice Most popular iPhone/iPad recorder
Read 2 Me Full speech synthesis for a complete library of texts
Read2Go Browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership and other DAISY bks
soundAMP Amplify the world around you discreetly on the iPhone
Speak It Text to speech for emails and other documents
SpellChecker Multilingual Spellcheck as you type with Grammar errors highlighted
Talking FlashCards Use while driving, running, walking to capitalize on down time
TextGrabber ABBYY's Mobile OCR! Just take a picture of the text, and you can immediately edit it or translate
TextMinder Schedule SMS text reminders to be sent to you at the times you specify, repeating as often as you choose
Typ-o HD Powerful word prediction engine for dyslexic and/or trouble with spelling
vBooks PDF reader vBookz PDF Voice Reader is an app that reads your PDF files aloud
Vision Assist App Handheld electronic magnifier that utilizes your smartphone. It is designed to help people with Low Vision conditions
Visules Communicates checklists and individual cues using text, images, and colors
WritePad Converts hand written notes into text
ZoomReader Magnifies and reads printed text
Voice Dream Reader Reads variety of texts out loud (PDF, word, html) and can export highlighted notes to word 

Android Apps

App Name

Brief Description

Barcode Scanner Scan BarCodes and look up prices for Android
Google Translate Translate 50 different languages
Note Everything A note (notepad) application where you can create text-, voice- and paint-notes for Android
PTSD Coach Tips on how to manage symptoms after trauma
Vlingo Virtual Assistant Free voice activation for Android Phones

Software on Campus

Read & Write Gold, version 11 (located on two computers near Writing Studio, floor 1, Cole Library)

What can Read & Write Gold do for me? Click HERE

Speed Reading software (located on two computers near Writing Studio, floor 1, Cole Library)

Dragon Naturally Speaking (see Kate to check out).

Hardware on Campus

SmartView 360- enlarges print on page or board in classroom, see Kate for usage

FM Tuner - allows you to hear what professor is saying directly from microphone worn by professor (amplification)- see AV on floor 1 of Cole Library to check this out.

LiveScribe SmartPen - records lecture and allows you to take notes and sync to the recording for playback later in case you have missed some notes.  You can check one out from Kate for a block or semester (as available) to see if you like them.

VictorReader Stream - allows you to listen to Daisy books provided by Learning Ally and functions like a small portable mp3 player.  See Kate to check out. Not all books are available in this format.