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Adaptive Technology Centre: Software and Assistive Devices

Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC), located in room 120, Stauffer Library, offering a range of services, computers, assistive devices, and specialized software that enable students with disabilities to read, write, research and study more effectively.

Reading the Web & PDFs

There are apps, software, and browser extensions which can manipulate a web page or document to allow for better readability of the affected page. Some of these options include:

Dark blue background, audio lines in lighter blue speech bubble, ClaroRead


Text to Speech, convert print materials to digital, spellcheck, word prediction. Pairs with Dragon Professional for dictation.


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Adobe Scan

App for your mobile device to scan documents to PDFs and recognize text.


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Splits the browser window into two with adjustable ratio, simulating a dual monitor environment.

Chrome extension.







Dolphin EasyReader

Access audiobooks and ebooks from participating libraries. Manipulate size, font, and colour of ebook text. Import text to enable text to speech on non-library materials. For iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows. (Free).


View web articles in a more readable, attractive, and custom format. (Free with paid version).

ScannerPro 7

iOS app to convert scans to editable text. (Free).