Assistive Technology Resources

  • Text Detective (Free)

    by: A9 Innovations, LLC

    SubjectUtility
    Accessibility FeatureMagnification, Text to Speech, VoiceOver/Screen Reader
    PlatformAndroid, iOS
    Age RangeElementary, Preschool, Secondary, Teachers

    Text Detective is a fully accessible app that reads text from the camera in your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad within seconds. Point the camera and sort through mail, read menus, cards, product packages, medication labels, and all kinds of other print around you.

    download Text Detective (Free)  on the App Store get Text Detective (Free)  on google play
  • TextExpander 3 (Paid)

    by: SmileOnMyMac, LLC

    SubjectWriting, Utility
    Accessibility FeatureMagnification
    PlatformiOS
    Age RangePreschool, Elementary, Secondary, Teachers

    Type faster in any App using the TextExpander keyboard. The keyboard enables custom abbreviations to expand into long snippets of text, such as addresses, URLs, email signatures, and form letters.

    download TextExpander 3 (Paid)  on the App Store
  • TextGrabber + Translator (Paid)

    by: ABBYY

    SubjectUtility
    Accessibility FeatureMagnification, Text to Speech, VoiceOver/Screen Reader
    PlatformiOS
    Age RangeElementary, Preschool, Secondary, Teachers

    TextGrabber + Translator easily and quickly scans, translates, and saves your chosen text from virtually any printed material.

    download TextGrabber + Translator (Paid)  on the App Store
  • The Elements (Paid)

    by: Touchpress Limited

    SubjectUtility, Writing
    Accessibility FeatureMagnification, Speech to Text, VoiceOver/Screen Reader
    PlatformiOS
    Age RangeSecondary

    The Elements is reference app of the periodic table, told in words and pictures, allowing you to experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before.

    download The Elements (Paid)  on the App Store
  • The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress (Free)

    by: NLS

    SubjectCommunity of Practice
    Accessibility FeatureMagnification, VoiceOver/Screen Reader
    PlatformWebsite
    Age RangeTeachers

    The NLS administers the braille and talking-book program, a free library service available to residents of the United States and its territories and American citizens living abroad who have low vision, blindness, or physical disability. NLS mails digital audio players and books and magazines—in audio and in braille—directly to enrollees at no cost. Music instructional materials are available in large-print, braille, and recorded formats. Select materials are also available online for download.

    www.loc.gov/nls