Adaptive Technology Centre


Adaptive Technology Centre

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Specialized Software and Assistive Devices

The following specialized software programs are available in the Adaptive Technology Lab:

Premium Software (offered for use in the ATC Lab):

FREE Software Alternatives:

Apps to Assist with Post-Secondary Learning:

  • &ava (shows you who says what - a free App providing hearing support to individuals and group conversation)
  • AudioNote (combines the functionality of note-taking and voice recording apps to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes) - read this online article about the functionality of Audio Note
  • Notability (real-time audio recording and note taking)                    
  • Otter Voice Notes  (Magically turn voice into sharable, smart notes that sync audio, text, and images)
  • Google LIVE TRANSCRIBE - real time transcription App for Android transcribes speech to text anytime, anywhere on your mobile device
  • RocketBook - Write Reuse Organize Scan.  Rocketbook is endlessly reusable and connected to your favourite cloud services
  • FlashCards App (Make and study flashcards on the go; download flashcard decks made by other students; enhance your study)
  • Grammarly Keyboard  (Whenever you type with the keyboard, Grammarly will check your writing and make sure your message is clear, effective, and mistake-free)
  • Capti Voice  (All-in-one reading support tool - personal use accounts are free) 
  • Dolphin EasyReader for iOS and Android (reading App to assist with Dyslexia, Low Vision and Blindness)
  • KNFB Reader (convert text to speech easily anytime, anywhere - available in iOS, Android and Windows 10 format)
  • Prizmo - Scan to PDF with advanced editing, OCR and text to speech
  • Voice DreamReader  (turn text into speech - App available in iOS and Android)
  • VoiceOver (advanced screen reader built into MAC operating systems)
  • MATH 42 (learn and understand math step-by-step)
  • Desmos (graphing calculator, plot data, evaluate equations)
    • learn about Desmos capabilities
  • MindMeister (mind mapping for individuals or groups)
  • (To-do list and calendaring / organization / time management)
  • ScannerPro 7 (Mobile or tablet portable scanner)

Accessibility Features Built into Your Laptop

Assistive Devices

Need more assistance with the ATC software, technology or devices, check-out the ATC LibGuide for instruction.

Print, Scan, Copy

All computers are networked to the Stauffer Library ATC Public Colour Printer located within the Adaptive Technology Lab. Students can print, scan, and copy at any of the Library locations from either your own device or by using one of the ATC Lab workstations. If you have a current​ Queen's Student or Staff card you will be loading funds using the Tri-ColourCash​ method. Scanning to a USB key is free for current students and staff members. If you require assistance with the printer in the ATC lab, ask either the Adaptive Technology staff for assistance, or staff at the Information Services Desk will assist you. For more information about Queen's University Library printing, scanning and copying services, please visit this page.

Equipment Loan

A limited number of Livescribe pens, iPad's and Digital Audio recorders are available for short term loan.  Referred students are encouraged to trial equipment to support and improve learning environments.