Adaptive Technology Centre


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Adaptive Technology software to support Online Learning

The following AT providers have limited time FREE access to software during the COVID-19 Health crisis:

Specialized Software and Assistive Devices

Find information about adaptive software and applications (Apps) to enhance learning.

Premium Software:

Software designed for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics):

  • TextHELPEquatIO - Math writing software - create equations, formulas, graphs, including math & chemistry prediction

Specialized Software designed to assist with:

Low vision or associated vision issues

  • Claro Screen Ruler Assists readers by colouring (tinting) / coloured overlay on the screen or providing a reading toolbar
  • ClaroView Provides the reader with a coloured overlay so the screen is tinted and easier to read; optional colours and intensity

Building reading and writing skills:

  • WordQ Pro 5  Express your ideas and relay your knowledge, at work or in a post-secondary environment, with confidence and clarity - Watch a video demonstration online of WordQ Pro 5 here on YouTube

FREE Software Alternatives:

Apps to Assist with Post-Secondary Learning:

  • To-do list and calendaring / organization / time management
  • &ava Shows you who says what - a free App providing hearing support to individuals and group conversation
  • AudioNote Note-taking and voice recording - save time, improve the quality of your notes - read about AudioNote
  • Dragon Anywhere - Professional grade mobile dictation app for Dragon NaturallySpeaking subscribers
  • Mathfly Open source utility for dictating mathematical notation and LaTeX quickly and easily using Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Notability Real-time audio recording and note taking - Notability (iPad/Mac)       
  • Otter Voice Notes  Magically turn voice into sharable, smart notes that sync audio, text, and images
  • Google LIVE TRANSCRIBE - Real time, transcribes speech to text anytime, anywhere on your Android device
  • Focus On ListeningReal time audio / note transcription; export, edit and share notes - available now: Android (Google Play); iOS Coming Soon
  • RocketBook - Write Reuse Organize Scan.  Endlessly reusable notebook connected to your cloud services
  • Carbo - create and organizes hand written notes and sketches; capture, edit and digitize hand written / drawn notes
  • FlashCards App Make and study flashcards on the go; download flashcard decks; enhance your study
  • Present Pal Presentation support software - interactive flashcards on your mobile device or tablet, integrated with powerpoint 
  • MindMeister Mind mapping for individuals or groups
  • ModMathPro  Struggle with Mathematical notation - write / solve math problems using touch screen using custom keyboard
  • Grammarly Keyboard  Type on the keyboard, Grammarly verifies your message is clear, effective, and mistake-free
  • Capti Voice - All-in-one reading support tool - personal use accounts are FREE
  • JustRead - View web articles in a more readable, attractive, and custom format
  • 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, Windows 10
  • Seeing AI - Talking camera for low vision and blind students
  • Prizmo - Scan to PDF with advanced editing, OCR and text to speech
  • ScannerPro 7 Mobile or tablet portable scanner
  • Adobe Scan - Adobe Scan app for your mobile device, scan documents to PDFs, recognize text
  • Voice DreamReader  Turn text into speech - App available in iOS and Android
  • VoiceOver Advanced screen reader built into MAC operating systems

Apps designed for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics):

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.