Assistive technologies

Assistive Technology Tools

This page includes information about a range of technologies and online tools and apps that can help you in your studies.

Study Tools & Resources

Bionic Reading Converter

This tool lets you type text or upload a document that is then converted into Bionic reading font style.

Chrome Bionic Reading

This app is particularly useful for those with ADHD and supports speed reading techniques.

Chrome Dyslexia Reader

This free extension lets you make the text on a webpage larger and easier to read.

Chrome Read Aloud

This free Chrome extension can read out content from webpages

Chrome Visor

This screen tinter will allow you to change the colour of a webpage, to a pastel or grey overlay, with several colour options. This will help clarity of reading or reduce eye strain.


Grammarly gives you comprehensive feedback on spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, and writing style.

Microsoft Accessibility Tools

Learning-related accessibility tools to help all Microsoft Windows and Microsoft 365 users increase focus, concentration, and understanding—and include tools to improve reading and writing skills.

Microsoft Dictation

Use dictation to convert spoken words into text anywhere on your PC with Windows 10. Dictation uses speech recognition, which is built into Windows 10, so there's nothing you need to download and install to use it.

Natural Reader Chrome Extension

Listen to any email, webpage or PDF

OpenDyslexic Font

OpenDyslexic is a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles.

Speech Texter

SpeechTexter is a free multilingual speech-to-text application aimed at assisting you with transcription of notes, documents, books, reports or blog posts by using your voice.


Speechnotes is an online notepad that takes dictation. It will also read your writing back to you.