Hearing and Auditory Support Software
CaptionMate – CaptionMate
Note Taking Apps
The following note taking tools and apps record lectures and help transcribe them later.
Notability – https://www.gingerlabs.com/
Notion – Notion – One workspace. Every team.
OneNote – Download OneNote
Speech to text
Dictation software programs include GBoard, Set up Gboard – Android – Gboard Help (google.com); Google Docs Voice Typing, https://support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226; and Microsoft Windows Speech Recognition, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use-voice-recognition-in-windows-10-83ff75bd-63eb-0b6c-18d4-6fae94050571.
If you use a Mac, please note their instructions here. https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/use-dictation-mh40584/mac.
Text to speech
Our ebooks and electronic course materials are generally compatible with screen readers, which convert text to speech and read the words aloud to you. NVDA’s free screen reader can be downloaded at https://www.nvaccess.org/. There’s also Narrator, which is built into Microsoft products, ChromeVox, which is preinstalled on Chromebooks, and VoiceOver, which is built into Apple products.
You can also utilize the read aloud function in the ebooks. For example, if it’s a VitalSource book, the directions for using that feature can be found here. Bookshelf eTextBook Read Aloud – VitalSource Support
You can also explore Ally, a Blackboard tool that provides alternative formats for internal files (excluding library or eBook links). These can be downloaded anywhere the files are available. Alternative file types include readable text for screen readers, ePub, HTML, electronic braille, and audio. Below are links to information and a brief video introduction to Ally.
Grammarly helps eliminate writing mistakes and contextual errors, spelling errors, and poor vocabulary usage. https://www.grammarly.com/
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