Trials and free downloads

Technology is constantly developing, and more and more software programmes and Apps are becoming available every day which can benefit all learners, including disabled students. Here are our current Top 5 sites where you can try assistive technologies for free:

http://eduapps.org/

EduApps consists of eight useful software collections that are free for you to download and use. The EduApps Family covers a range of user requirements to support teaching and learning, and includes useful tools like MyStudyBar (a suite of apps to support literacy) and MyVisBar, (a high contrast floating toolbar, for those with visual difficulties).

http://www.texthelp.com/UK

This is the website for Text Help, the makers of “Read and Write”. Read and Write is one of the most widely used assistive technology software packages within GCU. From this site you can download a free 30 day trial.

http://www.mindgenius.com/

Mind Genius is the primary Mind Mapping tool used within GCU. From this website you can download a free 30 day trial.

http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/apps-for-literacy-support

A collection of useful Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android which support study and literacy. (Some free, some are low cost).

http://www.thescottishvoice.org.uk/Home/

Free for all Scottish University students to download, Heather and Stuart are two Scottish accented computer voices that work with most text-to-speech programmes, including Read & Write and Windows/Mac.