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Assistive Software

We have the following software available at all Conestoga campuses within the designated assistive technology space(s).

Read&Write

For reading, writing, studying & research

Download links:

Read&Write logo

Read&Write is a literacy toolbar with text-to-speech as well as learning tools to support reading, writing, studying and research within common computer applications.

The full version of Read&Write is available for all current Conestoga students and employees to download using the links above.

To read content online using the Chrome browser, you will need to download the Support for Read&Write Desktop extension.

For Read&Write for Chromebooks, iPad, or Android tablets, please email us.

Training Resources:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Speech-recognition software

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a speech-to-text software program that allows you to turn your voice into text by speaking naturally. Conestoga provides access to the Windows version, but a mobile version is also available for you to purchase

Quick links:

Mindomo

Mind-mapping & brainstorming tool

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Mindomo is a mind-mapping tool that can be used for:

  • Brainstorming 
  • Capturing ideas and concepts
  • Organizing written assignments and presentations
  • Time and task management  
  • Users can access Mindomo online, as desktop software for Windows & Mac, as well as on Android, Chrome and iOS devices

Conestoga students have free access to Mindomo while attending school. If you are interested in trying this software, please Book an appointment with the Teach Me Tech Lab

Quick links:

ZoomText

Magnification & reading program

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ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. Magnifier/Reader enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, echoes your typing and essential program activity, and automatically reads documents, web pages, and email.

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JAWS

Screen reader software

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JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader that allows students who are blind or visually impaired to navigate the Internet and most Windows-based applications with a text-to-speech output or by a Refreshable Braille display.

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Built in Accessibility Features

Most devices have powerful accessibility features already built into their operating systems. Our staff can help provide you with support to use your devices more effectively.

Mac OS-X and iOS Accessibility Features

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On an Apple product, go to the "Accessibility" icon under the Settings icon to access the following tools:

  • VoiceOver: screen reader
  • Zoom: magnifier
  • Display Accommodations like Dark mode 
  • Assistive Touch
  • Text to Speech
Quick links:

Windows Accessibility Features

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On a Microsoft product, go to the "Ease of Access Center" in the computer's control panel. The Ease of Access Center provides access to the following tools:

  • Magnifier
  • Narrator: screen reader
  • Windows Speech Recognition 
  • On- Screen Keyboard
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