Technology to Enhance Learning
Learning how to effectively use the devices you already own
Devices, such as your iphone, ipad, tablet, laptop, etc, have built-in features that can enhance your access and aid in the learning process. Below are some technology resources to explore:
Free during COVID-19 Pandemic
- JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion
- Freedom Scientific has released special, free, short-term licenses of these three software for individuals with a personal email address in Canada or the United States
- WordQ is more than a spelling and grammar check, and can be used virtually anywhere you type on a computer, online or offline, helping users realize their full potential and gain confidence in their communication and self-expression.
- Kurzweil 3000
- Kurzweil Education is offering a free subscription for all during COVID-19. Kurzweil is an easy-to-use software platform that promotes independent learning—on any device. It also has the functionality to convert an image only PDF to a PDF that has selectable text that can be read out loud.
Text-to-speech (TTS)technology reads aloud digital text — the words on computers, smartphones and tablets
Writing and Proofreading
Disable distracting apps so you cannot use them for a certain amount of time