Assistive Technology Resources

New Updated 2018 !! Awesome Study Apps and Apps for Success

Check out our Awesome Study Apps and Apps for Success for Android and Apple devices.

ReadSpeaker/ TexAid in MyCourselink

Listen, learn and discover the accessibility features of Lakehead’s online learning platform - MyCourselink!  You have to hear it to believe it!

ReadSpeaker webReader

1. All HTML course content is automatically speech-enabled with ReadSpeaker -- with PDF, PPT, and Word documents being available through docReader.

  • Have your Content material read aloud and highlighted for greater comprehension and retention of information.
  • Customize the reading speed, colour of highlighting, text magnification, and rate of automatic scrolling.
  • Download course material for later listening.

2. For an introductory video, click on ReadSpeaker in BrightSpace for Students.

3. To get started in any mycourselink (D2L) HTML file:

  • Click the “Listen” button in a HTML file.
  • Click “Open with docReader” (and then “Listen”) in a PDF, PPT, or Word file.

4. Check out the full list of Features and Functionalities

TextAid

1. Textaid is a web-based reading, writing, and studying support tool integrated into every course site in mycourselink.

  • View and listen to documents and webpages.
  • Create, upload and save content to your personal library.
  • Translate text into multiple languages.

2. Check out the full list of  Features and Functionalities.

3. To get started in any course site select TextAid from the Other Tools drop down menu on the navigation bar.

5. Watch this short video for an overview of TextAid. 

4. Check out the support videos on the TextAid Help Centre website.


Assisitive Technology Instructional Tutorials

Many instructional tutorials are available online to help individuals learn more about the basic features and functionality of available Assistive Technology software programs and devices. These instructional tutorials are an excellent supplement to individual training sessions.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Training Modules

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44SHBDRIYLE&list=PLB9A9D7A5E0280AD3

Used with the permission of James McEachern, Georgian College

Kurzweil 3000 Training Modules

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xe5Dhf5_mM

Used with the permission of James McEachern, Georgian College

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqRiLCwL48c&list=PLzoV6U5tVCxmbcTiFs1XfNVUepepcZWN4

 

Read & Write 11 Gold Complete Learning Modules

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AJnkBBcLPI

Used with the permission of James McEachern, Georgian College