Resources

Quickstart Guides

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.


Mac & PC Compatible Software

Note: There may be some minor differences between Mac & PC versions of software. Where versions are significantly different, check for separate PC and Mac guides.

  • Dropbox (2013) Dropbox Guide (Word) Dropbox Guide PDF
  • Evernote (2015) Evernote Guide (Word) Evernote Guide PDF
  • Grammarly (2018) Grammarly Guide (Word)Grammarly Guide (PDF)
  • Inspiration 9.0 (2010) Inspiration 9.0 Guide (Word) Inspiration 9.0 Guide PDF
  • Microsoft OneNote 2013 (2014) OneNote Guide (Word) OneNote Guide PDF
  • Microsoft Word 2007 (2008) Word 2007 Guide (Word) Word 2007 Guide PDF
  • Mindview (2017) Mindview Guide (Word) Mindview Guide PDF
  • NaturalReader 13 (2015)  NaturalReader Guide (Word) NaturalReader Guide PDF
  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker (2017) Sonocent Audio Notetaker Guide (Word) Sonocent Audio Notetaker Guide PDF
  • WordQ 3 (2013) WordQ 3 Guide (Word) WordQ 3 Guide PDF

PC Software Guides

  • Balabolka (2015) Balabolka Guide (Word) Balabolka Guide PDF
  • Central Access Reader (2015) Central Access Reader Guide (Word) Central Access Reader Guide PDF
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 (2014)  Dragon 13 Guide (Word) Dragon 13 Guide PDF
  • EasyReader 6.02 (2012) EasyReader 6.02 Guide (Word) EasyReader 6.02 Guide PDF
  • Ginger (2014) Ginger Guide (Word) Ginger Guide PDF
  • IE Access Max (2016) IE Access Max Guide (Word) IE Access Max Guide PDF
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.13 for PC (2014) Kurzweil 3000 v. 13 for PC Guide (Word) Kurzweil 3000 v. 13 for PC Guide PDF
  • Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D) ReadHear (2010) Learning Ally Guide (Word) Learning Ally Guide PDF
  • Rapid Reader (2012) RapidReader 6.0 Guide (Word) RapidReader 6.0 Guide PDF
  • RapidSet (2016) RapidSet Guide (Word) RapidSet Guide PDF
  • Read & Write Gold 11.5 for PC (2015) Read and Write 11.5 Guide (Word) Read and Write 11.5 Guide PDF
  • SSOverlay (2012) ssOverlay Guide (Word) ssOverlay Guide PDF
  • T-Bar (2012) T-Bar Guide (Word) T-Bar Guide PDF
  • Text Aloud 2 (2008) Text Aloud 2 Guide (Word) Text Aloud 2 Guide PDF
  • Vu-Bar 4.5 (2013) Vu-Bar 4.5 Guide (Word) Vu-Bar 4.5 Guide PDF
  • WYNN 7.0 (2013) Wynn 7 Guide (Word) Wynn 7 Guide PDF
  • ZoomText 10 (2013) Zoomtext 10 Guide (Word) Zoomtext 10 Guide PDF

Mac Software Guides

  • Dragon Dictate 4 (2015) Dragon Dictate Guide (Word) Dragon Dictate Guide PDF
  • GhostReader 2.0 (2015) GhostReader Guide (Word) GhostReader Guide PDF
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.14 for Mac (2015) Kurzweil 3000 v14 for Mac Guide (Word) Kurzweil 3000 v14 for Mac  Guide PDF
  • Read & Write Gold 5 for Mac (2014) Read and Write Gold 5 for Mac Guide (Word) Read and Write Gold 5 for Mac Guide PDF
  • Screen Shades (2016) Screen Shades Guide (Word) Screen Shades Guide PDF

Operating System Built-In Accessibility

  • Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) Accessibility Built-Ins (2016) OSX 10.11 El Capitan Built-ins Guide (Word) OSX 10.11 El Capitan Built-ins Guide PDF
  • Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Accessibility Built-Ins (2012) OSX 10.7 Lion Built-ins Guide (Word) OSX 10.7 Lion Built-ins Guide PDF
  • Windows 10 Accessibility Built-Ins (2016) Windows 10 Accessibility Guide (Word) Windows 10 Accessibility Guide PDF
  • Windows 8 Accessibility Built-Ins (2014) Windows 8 Accessibility Guide (Word) Windows 8 Accessibility Guide PDF
  • Windows 7 Accessibility Built-Ins (2012) Windows 7 Accessibility Guide (Word) Windows 7 Accessibility Guide PDF

Mobile Technology

  • iOS 11 Built-in Accessibility Features (2018) iOS 11 Accessibility Guide (Word) iOS 11 Accessibility Guide PDF
  • Top iOS Apps for Academic Success (2017) Top iOS Apps for Academic Success (Word) Top iOS Apps for Academic Success PDF
  • Android Built-in Accessibility Features (2018) Android Accessibility Guide (Word) Android Accessibility Guide PDF
  • Top Android Apps for Academic Success (2017) Top Android Apps for Academic Success (Word) Top Android Apps for Academic Success PDF
  • How to Choose E-Books & E-Readers for Accessibility (2014) E-Books and E-Readers 2014 Guide (Word) E-Books and E-Readers 2014 Guide PDF

Hardware Guides

  • 3Doodler Pen (2014) 3Doodler Guide (Word) 3Doodler Guide PDF
  • Acrobat LCD CCTV Magnifier (2014) Acrobat CCTV Guide (Word) Acrobat CCTV Guide PDF
  • AlphaSmart 3000 (2009) AlphaSmart 3000 Guide (Word) AlphaSmart 3000 Guide PDF
  • AlphaSmart Dana (2009) AlphaSmart Dana Guide (Word) AlphaSmart Dana Guide PDF
  • Classmate Reader (2011) Classmate Reader Guide (Word) Classmate Reader Guide PDF
  • Franklin Dictionary (2008) Franklin Dictionary Guide (Word) Franklin Dictionary Guide PDF
  • Go Talk Express 32 (2011) Go Talk Express 32 Guide (Word) Go Talk Express 32 Guide PDF
  • Livescribe Echo Smartpen (2015) Livescribe Echo Pen Guide (Word) Livescribe Echo Pen Guide PDF
  • Olympus Digital Recorder (2011) Olympus Digital Recorder Guide (Word) Olympus Digital Recorder Guide PDF
  • Pebble (2010) Pebble Guide (Word) Pebble Guide PDF
  • Plextalk Pocket (2010) Plextalk Pocket Guide (Word) Plextalk Pocket Guide PDF
  • Plextalk PTN2 (2010) Plextalk PTN2 Guide (Word) Plextalk PTN2 Guide PDF
  • Pocket Talker Pro (2010) Pocket Talker Pro Guide (Word) Pocket Talker Pro Guide PDF
  • Transformer HD Magnifier (2018) Transformer HD Guide (Word) Transformer HD Guide PDF
  • Victor Reader Stream (2009) Victor Reader Stream Guide (Word) Victor Reader Stream Guide PDF
  • Victor Reader Wave (2008) Victor Reader Wave Guide (Word) Victor Reader Wave Guide PDF
  • Wizcom ReadingPen 2 (2012)  Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Guide (Word) Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Guide PDF
  • Wizcom ReadingPen TS (2012) Wizcom ReadingPen TS Guide (Word) Wizcom ReadingPen TS Guide PDF

Computer Keyboard Shortcuts


Miscellaneous Technology

  • Changing Background Color in Windows 7
  • Free Assistive Technology Overview (2013) Free Assistive Technology Guide (Word) Free Assistive Technology Guide PDF
  • OCR with Various AT (2017) OCR with Various AT (Word) OCR with Various AT PDF
  • Office Ergonomics Checklist (2010) Ergonomic Checklist (Word) Ergonomic Checklist PDF
  • SDC Alternate Format Delivery using Google Drive (2013) Alternate Format Delivery Guide (Word) Alternate Format Delivery Guide PDF
  • Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity (2013) Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity (Word) Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity PDF

Creating Inclusive Electronic Materials

  • Visit the Accessibility By Design Website for step-by-step tutorials on creating inclusive electronic materials, including PDF, Word, PPT, Web and Video.
  • Creating Accessible STEM Content using InftyReader and MathType (2015) Accessible STEM Creation (Word) Accessible STEM Creation PDF