Assistive Technology Resources - Workplace Access

Assistive Technology

DRC staff will consult with you on assistive technology you may wish to explore as a University employee.

Campus Resources

Ally easily transforms your course content into a format that works for you. Options to access your course readings include:  

  • MP3 Audio – Learn by listening. 
  • HTML – Create a web version for your mobile devices. 
  • Selectable Text PDF – Turn that scanned PDF into one you can highlight and interact with. 
  • EPub – Read using your eReader or tablet.  
  • BeeLine Reader – Read faster by using color gradients. 

  • 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: 

Read faster by using color gradients. 

Read content using an eReader or tablet. 

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 

Convert text into a Braille format to be embossed 

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

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

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