Accessibility Tools

Software to help you in your research and studies

Mind Mapping and Other Software to support Dyslexic Users

My Study Bar  – Free download available from Eduapps.
My Study Bar includes text to speech, readings aids, colour contrast, reading bar and mind mapping software for dyslexic users. Is a portable resource for students and can be downloaded on various operating systems: Click here for more information on My Study Bar.

FreeMind Mindmapping Software

Mindmeister Mindmapping Software – also works on mobile devices. Free but with option to pay for enhancements.

Dictionary and Thesaurus Software

The Sage – a free and simple to use English dictionary and thesaurus with over 210,000 definitions, synonyms and antonyms including examples and pronunciations. It is designed to help users who have difficulty reading, writing and generally preparing text. Words can be found through partial or pattern searches, so the whole word is not required. It also includes anagram production from a source word. The Sage also links through to online services including Google and Wikipedia for more extensive lookups. Results are displayed in tabbed windows with examples in context. Output can be read using installed computer voices.

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Robobraille

Digital format conversion service available from Robobraille.org. Free for individuals and non commercial organisations and easy to use. Available in English, Danish, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

Get Robobraille here.

Free Audiobooks from the LibriVox Project

The Librivox Project is a growing a collection of audio books in the public domain read by volunteers.  Much pleasanter to listen to than a computer generated voice. Books are mainly fiction but there is also some Freud and psychology related material. opens in a new windowExplore Librivox free audio books.

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