Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is a term used for technology (hardware and software) that removes the barriers to studying that many young people and adults experience throughout education. Assistive technology is not technology that helps a dyslexic student to cheat, it is technology that 'levels the playing field'.
Do click through and explore the wealth of technology that is available.

 

Sprintplus

Sprintplus text to speech software is ideal for students who need support with reading text books or who write lengthy essays and want to reduce errors. SprintPlus is known for boosting confidence and independence for dyslexic readers and writers.


Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Sonocent Audio Notetaker software takes the anxiety away from taking notes in class or lectures so that students can focus on learning by recording what the teacher or lecturer shares.
The student can match the recording with annotated colour-coded notes along with pictures and powerpoints so that the student can revisit the learning easily.


Scanning Pens

Scanning Pens are an assistive technology supplier of handheld devices that scan and reads out text from printed materials. This technology is the only assistive technology that has been approved for use in exams as a generic tool for reading out text regardless of a child’s needs.


Mindview

One of my personal favourite pieces of software for getting ideas out of one’s head and onto ‘paper’.
Mindview uses mind-mapping to create essays and plans quickly.

For students who struggle with the linear format of writing essays, Mindview can be used to creatively collect ideas all in one space and enable the student to edit and sort their ideas out before converting into fully formatted MS Word document ready to be handed into to the lecturer.
Less stress, more creativity, more learning.