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The University of Kentucky is dedicated to providing access to resources for all students.  While many of forms of assistive technology are beneficial to all students, they can be crucial to the success of students with disabilities.

Note:  These Assistive Technology Apps are just suggestions, not an exhaustive list, and we strongly encourage you to experiment with the different technologies to discover what works best for you.  If you have a suggestion for this list that you would like to share, please reach out to Julie.bradley@uky.edu

Assistive Technology Fine Motor/Dexterity

Dictation Feature

  • Compatibility: Mac, iOS
  • MAC devices have a built-in dictation feature.
  • Say out loud what you want to write and it will convert your words into text.
  • Cost: Free

Instructions for Use

Instructions for iPhone and iPad

 

Voice Note II - Speech to Text

  • Compatibility: Google Chrome
  • Say out loud what you want to write and it will convert your words into text.
  • Have the option to speak punctuation or use the punctuation buttons to insert them.
  • Cost: Free

Add from Chrome Web Store

 

Fleksy

  • Compatibility: Android, iOS
  • Text input system that allows you to quickly and easily type of touch screen phones and tablets.
  • Allows users to type text on the familiar keyboard layout, by tapping on the screen and swiping
  • Powerful autocorrect feature that can detect what you meant to enter even if multiple characters are incorrect
  • Cost: Free

Get it on Google Play

Download on the Apple App Store

Learn more from Flexy.com

 

AudioNote

  • Compatibility: Android, Chromebook, iOS, Mac, Windows
  • Synchronized note taking and audio recording
  • Tap notes to seek in the audio, taking you instantly to what you want to hear
  • Automatic audio amp for recording in large classrooms
  • Must have instructor permission or be approved for permission to audio record lectures as an accommodation
  • Cost: $4.99

Learn more about AudioNote

 

Notability

  • Compatibility: iOS
  • Synchronized note taking and audio recording
  • Tap notes to seek in the audio, taking you instantly to what you want to hear
  • Automatic audio amp for recording in large classrooms
  • Must have instructor permission or be approved for permission to audio record lectures as an accommodation
  • Cost: $7.99 

Download on the Apple App Store

Learn more at gingerlabs.com