Assistive Technology Tools

Use these free and easy-to-use tools to make reading, writing, studying, and accessing information on the computer an attainable reality:


Name Description
NaturalReader A tool for reading online documents, the web, and email aloud to improve reading speed, understanding and retaining information.
Central Access Reader
A text-to-speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities.
Balabolka A text-to-speech program that easily turns documents into audio files.

Grammar and Spelling

Name Description
Grammarly Grammarly corrects more than 250 types of grammatical mistakes.
Ginger A grammar and spellchecking tool that includes text-to-speech, for both the computer and mobile device.


Name Description
Google Docs Type with Your Voice Type and edit by speaking in Google Docs or in Google Slides speaker notes.

Screen Reader

Name Description
NVDA Screen Reader
An open source screen reader for persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Screen Magnifiers

Name Description
Windows Magnifier
Magnification tool for Windows. Available for Windows version 7, 8.1 and 10.
Macintosh Zoom
Magnification tool for Mac. Available for version OS X Mountain Lion and El Capitan.