Assistive Technology Free Trials

We have compiled a list of our favourite assistive technology that offer free trials, so you can take them for a test drive!

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Video-conference platform security information

We have compiled the quick-links to the security and privacy statements for all our favourite video-conference platforms, to save you time and headache!

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Video-conference platform comparison guide

This handy guide offers an overview of all the most popular online video-conference platforms, comparing the pros and cons to help you choose which one is right for you.

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Delivering meaningful student support remotely

Some resources for support workers to ensure their students get the most out of remote support. This includes a handy downloadable guide and webinar.

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Online Open-Book Exam Guide

Online exam guide giving you all the technical, practical and study tips you'll need to prepare for an online open-book exam.

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Sonority

This program is used for the Olympus Dictaphone series. It allows the user to load up their audio notes onto their computer, which they have recorded on the dictaphone. Users can edit their recordings as well as creating audio notebook files. Files recorded on their Dictaphone can be renamed as well as placed into specific folders.

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Techdis CereProc Voices

Jack and Jess are the names of voices you can add to your text-to-speech program. They are both natural sounding voices and can be added for free!

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XMind

Xmind is a concept mapping program, (much like Mindview, Mindmanager, and Inspiration), which allows you to create 'spider diagrams' or 'mind maps' on your computer. Creating a mind map can help you to plan and write essays, revise for exams, and organise large projects.

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Zotero

Zotero makes referencing really easy!

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Optical Character Recognition

There are lots of great things about working with text on a computer: you can copy and paste it, make colour highlights, search for words and have the text read out loud. But to do all these things, your computer has to recognize the text as text - not just an image.

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Open Office

Open Office is a suite of open source software containing word processing, spread sheet, presentation, graphics and database applications. It works with most operating systems and supports of 120 languages. It can also handle other file formats including those from Microsoft Office.

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PC Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

This handout is a quick guide for all the Windows keyboard shortcuts.

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