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Canvas Accessibility Tools for Students

Technology Resources

Note Taking: 

One Note: Part of Microsoft Office Suite, which is provided for download at no additional cost to all Spalding students, allows the student to take notes and record lectures simultaneously. Instructions here: Record Audio or Video Notes

AccessNote: Created by the American Foundation for the Blind, AccessNote is a tool for the blind or visually impaired when taking notes. 


Voice controls are available through both Windows and Apple (Windows and Apple)

LipSurf: Allows individuals to control computers with their voice which includes typing out speech-to-text 

Alternative Format Textbooks 

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

Inspiration Maps and Mindjet Maps allow you to create maps and brainstorm information.

Study Skills and Aids

Evernote Skitch: Annotations and markup tools are available to share ideas and better study materials.

Quizlet: Online resource that gives students the ability to study and create study material via flash cards, games. and other modes.

Snap & Read: Includes, text-to-speech, PDF support, translator, and word simplification


MyHomework: Virtual planner; input tests, homework, projects and receive reminders for when they are coming up.

Notion: Organizational planning for tasks and schedules

Distraction Free

Cold Turkey: Turn off websites and notifications from distracting you while doing homework and assignments.

Hearing and Auditory Support

Ava and Caption Mate provide real time captioning for phone calls and conversations. 


NVDA Screen Reader: Reads online text aloud 

Mental Health

Calm and Headspace: Mindfulness and meditation apps 


Open sourced font conversion to improve readability: 

Textbook Request

If you need a PDF/screen reader compatible version of your textbook, please complete this webform.