Assistive Technology Resources - Student

Assistive Technology

DRC staff will consult with you on assistive technology you may wish to explore as you pursue your academic program.

Campus Support:

Campus Resources

  • Install TextHelp Read & Write  
    • FREE for University of Arizona - NetID and Password are required 
    • Text to Speech 
    • Screen Overlays 
    • Word Prediction/homophone checker  
    • Predicts words / phrases as you type, providing assistance with spelling and/or amount of typing. 
    • Check for homophone errors. For example: He threw the ball vs. He went through the tunnel. 

The Inclusive Access program is the Arizona Bookstore’s digital textbook model. This list provides you with direct links to accessibility information for each publisher.

Additional Tools for Access

Listen to digital content including text you have written: 

Examples for note-taking apps, note that some apps are free while others are fee-based.

Speak to the computer to write papers, emails, or control the computer.  

Software for visual outlining/concept mapping to assist with the writing process 

Color Masking Tools which may make reading on a computer screen a bit easier 

Enlarge the screen for visually impaired individuals with limited speech reading capabilities 

Reads all information on the computer screen allowing access for visually impaired individuals 

Convert text into a Braille format to be embossed