Resources

Quickstart Guides

Updated 21 February 2018

Our Quickstart Guides are intended to get you started with various assistive technologies. They do not attempt to include every detail, but will help you get started with some of the most useful features of common Assistive Technology tools.

PC Software Guides

  • Balabolka (12/2015) Download Word version of Balabolka Guide Download PDF version of Balabolka
  • Central Access Reader (CAR) (5/2015) Download Word version of CAR Guide Download PDF version of CAR Guide
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 (12/2014)  Download Word version of Dragon 13 Guide Download PDF version of Dragon 13 Guide
  • Dropbox (1/2013) Download Word version of Dropbox Guide Download PDF version of Dropbox Guide
  • EasyReader 6.02 Download Word version of EasyReader 6.02 Guide Download PDF version of EasyReader 6.02 Guide
  • Evernote (7/2015) Download Word version of Evernote Guide Download PDF version of Evernote Guide
  • Ginger (1/2014) Download Word version of Ginger Guide Download PDF version of Ginger Guide
  • Grammarly (1/2018) Grammarly Guide (Docx)Grammarly Guide (PDF)
  • IE Access Max (1/2016) Download Word version of EI Access Max Guide Download PDF version of IE Access Max Guide
  • Inspiration 9.0 Download Word version of Inspiration 9.0 Guide Download PDF version of Inspiration 9.0 Guide
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.13 for PC (3/2014) Download Word version of Kurzweil 3000 v. 13 for PC Guide Download PDF version of Kurzweil 3000 v. 13 for PC Guide
  • Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D) ReadHear Download Word version of Learning Ally Guide Download PDF version of Learning Ally Guide
  • Microsoft OneNote 2013 Download Word version of OneNote Guide Download PDF version of OneNote Guide
  • Microsoft Word 2007 Download Word version of Word 2007 Guide Download PDF version of Word 2007 Guide
  • NaturalReader 13 (12/2015)  Download Word version of NaturalReader Guide Download PDF version of NaturalReader Guide
  • Rapid Reader Download Word version of RapidReader 6.0 Guide Download PDF version of RapidReader 6.0 Guide
  • RapidSet (1/2016) Download Word version of RapidSet Guide Download PDF version of RapidSet Guide
  • Read & Write Gold 11.5 for PC (12/2015) Download Word version of Read and Write 11.5 Guide Download PDF version of Read and Write 11.5 Guide
  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker (2/2017) Sonocent Audio Notetaker Guide (Docx) Sonocent Audio Notetaker Guide (pdf)
  • SSOverlay Download Word version of ssOverlay Guide Download PDF version of ssOverlay Guide
  • T-Bar Download Word version of T-Bar Guide Download PDF version of T-Bar Guide
  • Text Aloud 2 Download Word version of Text Aloud 2 Guide Download PDF version of Text Aloud 2 Guide
  • Vu-Bar 4.5 (10/2013) Download Word version of Vu-Bar 4.5 Guide Download PDF version of Vu-Bar 4.5 Guide
  • WordQ 3 (11/2013) Download Word version of WordQ 3 Guide Download PDF version of WordQ 3 Guide
  • WYNN 7.0 (12/2013) Download Word version of Wynn 7 Guide Download PDF version of Wynn 7 Guide
  • ZoomText 10 (11/2013) Download Word version of Zoomtext 10 Guide Download PDF version of Zoomtext 10 Guide

Mac Software Guides

  • Central Access Reader (CAR) (5/2015) Download Word version of CAR Guide Download PDF version of CAR Guide
  • Dragon Dictate 4 (5/2015) Download Word version of Dragon Dictate Guide Download PDF version of Dragon Dictate Guide
  • GhostReader 2.0 (4/2015) Download Word version of GhostReader Guide Download PDF version of GhostReader Guide
  • Grammarly (1/2018) Grammarly Guide (Docx)Grammarly Guide (PDF)
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.14 for Mac (12/2015) Download Word version of Kurzweil 3000 v14 for Mac Guide Download PDF version of Kurzweil 3000 v14 for Mac  Guide
  • Read & Write Gold 5 for Mac (1/2014) Download Word version of Read and Write Gold 5 for Mac Guide Download PDF version of Read and Write Gold 5 for Mac Guide
  • Screen Shades (1/2016) Download Word version of Screen Shades Guide Download PDF version of Screen Shades Guide
  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker (2/2017) Sonocent Audio Notetaker Guide (Docx) Sonocent Audio Notetaker Guide (pdf)

Hardware Guides

  • 3Doodler Pen Download Word version of 3Doodler Guide Download PDF version of 3Doodler Guide
  • Acrobat CCTV Magnifier Download Word version of Acrobat CCTV Guide Download PDF version of Acrobat CCTV Guide
  • AlphaSmart 3000 Download Word version of AlphaSmart 3000 Guide Download PDF version of AlphaSmart 3000 Guide
  • AlphaSmart Dana Download Word version of AlphaSmart Dana Guide Download PDF version of AlphaSmart Dana Guide
  • Classmate Reader Download Word version of Classmate Reader Guide Download PDF version of Classmate Reader Guide
  • Franklin Dictionary Download Word version of Franklin Dictionary Guide Download PDF version of Franklin Dictionary Guide
  • Go Talk Express 32 Download Word version of Go Talk Express 32 Guide Download PDF version of Go Talk Express 32 Guide
  • Livescribe Echo Smartpen (6/2014) Download Word version of Livescribe Echo Pen Guide Download PDF version of Livescribe Echo Pen Guide
  • Livescribe Pulse Pen Download Word version of Livescribe Pulse Pen Guide Download PDF version of Livescribe Pulse Pen Guide
  • Olympus Digital Recorder Download Word version of Olympus Digital Recorder Guide Download PDF version of Olympus Digital Recorder Guide
  • Pebble Download Word version of Pebble Guide Download PDF version of Pebble Guide
  • Plextalk Pocket Download Word version of Plextalk Pocket Guide Download PDF version of Plextalk Pocket Guide
  • Plextalk PTN2 Download Word version of Plextalk PTN2 Guide Download PDF version of Plextalk PTN2 Guide
  • Pocket Talker Pro Download Word version of Pocket Talker Pro Guide Download PDF version of Pocket Talker Pro Guide
  • Victor Reader Stream Download Word version of Victor Reader Stream Guide Download PDF version of Victor Reader Stream Guide
  • Victor Reader Wave Download Word version of Victor Reader Wave Guide Download PDF version of Victor Reader Wave Guide
  • Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Download Word version of Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Guide Download PDF version of Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Guide
  • Wizcom ReadingPen TS Download Word version of Wizcom ReadingPen TS Guide Download PDF version of Wizcom ReadingPen TS Guide

Operating System Built-In Accessibility

  • Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) Accessibility Built-Ins (6/2016) Download Word version of OSX El Capitan Built-ins Guide Download PDF of OSX El Capitan Built-ins Guide
  • Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Accessibility Built-Ins Download Word version of Mac OS 10.7 Built-Ins Guide Download PDF version of Mac OS 10.7 Built-Ins Guide
  • Windows 10 Built-Ins (5/2016) Download Word version of Windows 10 Built-ins Guide Download PDF of Windows 10 Built-ins Guide
  • Windows 8 Built-Ins Download Word version of Windows 8 Built-ins Guide Download PDF version of Windows 8 Built-ins Guide
  • Windows 7 Speech Recognition Download Word version of Windows 7 Speech Recognition Guide Download PDF version of Windows 7 Speech Recognition Guide
  • Windows 7 Built-Ins Download Word version of Windows 7 Built-ins Guide Download PDF version of Windows 7 Built-ins Guide
  • Windows Vista Ease of Access Center Download Word version of Windows Vista Ease of Access Guide Download PDF version of Windows Vista Ease of Access Guide
  • Windows XP Built-In Accessibility Download Word version of Windows XP Built-ins Guide Download PDF version of Windows XP Built-ins Guide

Portable Technology

  • Top iOS Apps for Academic Success (2/2017) Download Word version of Top iOS Apps Download PDF version of Top iOS Apps
  • Top Android Apps for Academic Success (2/2017) Download Word version of Top Android Apps Download PDF version of Top Android Apps
  • iOS8 Accessibility Features (4/2015) Download Word version of iOS8 Accessibility Guide Download PDF version of iOS8 Accessibility Guide
  • iOS7 Accessibility Features (2/2014) Download Word version of iOS7 Accessibility Guide Download PDF version of iOS7 Accessibility Guide
  • iPhone, iPod, and iPad Apps (11/2012) Download Word version of iPhone, iPod and iPad Apps Guide Download PDF version of iPhone, iPod and iPad Apps Guide
  • How to Choose E-Books & E-Readers for Accessibility - 2014 (3/2014) Download Word version of E-Books and E-Readers 2014 Guide Download PDF version of E-Books and E-Readers 2014 Guide
  • How to Choose an eReader (2013 Devices) Download Word version of How to Choose an E-Reader 2013 Guide Download PDF version of How to Choose an E-Reader 2013 Guide

Downloading Your Electronic Textbooks

This guide is for CSU students who receive their textbooks in an electronic format created by Resources for Disabled Students (RDS).

  • Alternate Format Delivery (8/2013) Download Word version of Alternate Format Delivery Guide Download PDF version of Alternate Format Delivery Guide

Computer Shortcut Keys

Changing Background Color

Miscellaneous Technology

  • Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity (2013) Download Word version of Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity Guide Download PDF version of Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity Guide
  • Overview of Free Assistive Technology (2/2013) Download Word version of Free Assistive Technology Guide Download PDF version of Free Assistive Technology Guide
  • Office Ergonomics Checklist Download Word version of Ergonomic Checklist Download PDF version of Ergonomic Checklist

Creating Universally Designed Electronic Materials

  • Accessibility By Design - A CSU website with tutorials, tips and resources on universal design and electronic accessibility.

Accessible STEM Content

  • Creating Accessible STEM Content using InftyReader and MathType (7/2015) Download Word version of Accessible STEM Creation Download PDF version of Accessible STEM Creation

Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat XI Accessibility

  • Usability and Accessibility of Course Materials for Diverse Students and Technologies
    • Word 2010/2013, PPT 2010/2013, PDF with Acrobat X/XI, and Canvas (10/2014) Download Word version of Usable and Accessible Course Materials Download PDF version of Usable and Accessible Course Materials
  • Word 2013: Creating Universally Designed Documents (5/2014) Download Word version of Accessible Word 2013 Download PDF version of Accessible Word 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013: Creating Universally Designed Presentations (8/2015) Download Word version of Accessible PPT 2013 Download PDF version of Accessible PPT 2013
  • PDF: Converting from Office 2013 to Acrobat XI (6/2014) Download Word version of Accessible PDFs with Office and Acrobat XI Download PDF version of Accessible PDFs with Office and Acrobat XI
  • PDF: Creating Searchable Scanned PDFs with Acrobat XI (6/2014) Download Word version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat XI Download PDF version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat XI

Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat X Accessibility

  • Top Tips for Accessible Documents
    • Word 2010, PPT 2010, and Acrobat X (1/2014) Download Word version of Top Tips for Accessible Documents Download PDF version of Top Tips for Accessible Documents
  • Word 2010: Creating Universally Designed Documents (5/2014) Download Word version of Accessible Word 2010 Download PDF version of Accessible Word 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010: Creating Universally Designed Presentations (10/2013) Download Word version of Accessible PowerPoint 2010 Download PDF version of Accessible PowerPoint 2010
  • PDF: Converting from Office 2010 to Acrobat X (11/2013) Download Word version of Accessible PDFs with Office 2010 and Acrobat X Download PDF version of Accessible PDFs with Office 2010 and Acrobat X
  • PDF: Creating Searchable Scanned PDFs with Acrobat X (10/2013) Download Word version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat X Download PDF version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat X