#1 Speechify - https://speechify.com
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Commonly used by students who have ADHD and dyslexia but can be used for students who struggle to digest information by pure reading.
Accommodations provided by this tool: A text-to-speech app that will translate most printed formats into audio format. Can be used for textbooks, PDFs and web pages. Program is compatible with Chrome, iPhone, Mac, and Android
Support UDL (Universal Design for Learning): Students can download the app to their computer or phone and listen to the information. This can be useful in the classroom through the use of headphones and this product. Students
#2 SeeingAI - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Low-vision community, includes persons who blind or need accommodations for reading due to eye issues
Accommodations provided by this tool: An app that provides audio guidance for situations such as reading handwritten texts, currency, documents and text messages sent to the individual. It can also emits a sound that can identify items, people, and brightness of an environment.
Support UDL: This can be a great tool for visually impaired students to have access to information that requires quick visual ability. Students can learn how to use the program in a sheltered environment to prepare use in their day-to-day life.
#3 KURZWEIL 3000- www.kurzweil3000.com
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Kurzweil 3000 is an adaptive assistance technology that promotes active learning. It is very helpful for students with learning disabilities of dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Accommodations provided by this tool: Kurzweil 3000 has text-to-speech for reading fluency, open dyslexic fonts that help the students focus on the words and see text clearly.
Support UDL: Supports students by making print and electronic material available to a broad spectrum of students. Software uses multi-sensory adding visual and auditory accessibility.
#4 Clicker - https://www.cricksoft.com/us/clicker
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Clicker helps students with dyslexia who suffer from writers block by providing point and click to words and phrases. Clicker also supports students with Down Syndrome
Accommodations provided by this tool: Clicker provides students a chance to focus on language structure and concepts. Students can also work on developing listening and speaking skills.
Support UDL: Clicker supports providing multiple means of representation, providing multiple means of action and expression, and provide multiple means of engagement. Teachers can customize ways to display the information, have options that define vocabulary and symbols, and options to use media for communication.
#5 TeacherMade Electronic Math Worksheets - https://teachermade.com/interactive-math-worksheets-guide/
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Electronic math worksheets are used with students who have trouble in math.
Accommodations provided by this tool: Electronic worksheets support students who struggle with computing, organizing, aligning, and copying math equations down on paper using pencil and paper.
Support UDL: Provides multiple means of representation. Offers different ways of presenting information and concepts.
#6 Alternative Keyboards and mice - https://symless.com/synergy
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Students who have difficulties with handwriting to comprehending traditional keyboards.
Accommodations provided by this tool: Alternative keyboards can offer alternative keys with graphics, fewer keys, or keys that are grouped by color.
Support UDL: Provides learners with alternative tools to interact and make learning physically accessible to all
#7 Co:Writer - https://learningtools.donjohnston.com/product/cowriter/
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Wide variety of students with special needs. Can be helpful for students who struggle writing documents and responses.
Accommodations provided by this tool: This tools use focuses on the ability to transcribe speech. It also has the ability to predict words or phrases used next.
Support UDL: This gives the ability for students to submit their work in written form and also answer free response questions. It can also be helpful with grammar and punctuations to make the response more coherent.
#8 LanguageTool - https://languagetool.org/
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: For all students, but can be helpful for student with limited English or struggle to be up to grade requirements.
Accommodations provided by this tool: This is a multilingual grammar, style and spelling checker that aids in paraphrasing or editing text.
Support UDL: Supports the idea that all students have the ability and capacity to learn and express their understanding. By having students use this for their texts, they can cover more areas of expression.
#9 TOBII Dynavox - https://www.tobii.com/
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Student who have limited motor skills or verbal difficulties such as a student with autism.
Accommodations provided by this tool: A Student use their eyes to look at the screen and their gaze becomes a hands-free mouse. Augmentative and alternative communication (ACC) is a tool that supports communication used in with or in place of spoke word.
Support UDL: ACC addresses the diversity of learning for students needs. ACC supports multiple means of representation and multiple means of action and expression.
#10 Proloquo2go - https://www.assistiveware.com/products/proloquo2go
Types of exceptionalities/learning disabilities can use this: Non-speaking people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a range of other diagnoses or speech impediments like apraxia and dysarthria.
Accommodations provided by this tool: AAC app designed to support all users, from beginning to advanced. Completely customizable and designed for a range of fine-motor and visual skills, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for iOS as a daily communication tool and to build language skills.
Support UDL: Proloquo2Go® is a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solution for people who have difficulty speaking. Proloquo2Go provides natural-sounding Text to Speech voices, a high-resolution library of over 14,000 symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, two researched-based vocabulary organizations, advanced word prediction, multiuser support, and the ability to fully customize vocabularies for users along a broad continuum of capabilities, from beginning symbolic communication to full literacy.
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