Find out more about a specific software application by clicking the links below.  You will find descriptions of the software, tips, tutorials, links to demos, and more.

Apple Accessibility



The Center for Accessible Technology offers training on Mac and iOS hardware and software. We teach Dictation, Speech, Reader View, VoiceOver, Zoom and Display Settings, Switch Control, AssistiveTouch, Guided Access, Captions, and many more Accessibility settings.

If you would like to know more about what Apple offers for Accessibility, you can go to our YouTube channel, Center for Accessible Technology webpage, or Apple's website.



dragon naturallyspeaking software



Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Key Benefits

  • Great tool for students with limited manual dexterity or students who have learning disabilities in the area of language production

  • Can dictate into most word processing programs at 50+ wpm

  • Can navigate many Windows Programs by voice

  • Useful for those who type less than 20 words a minute



Doc Reader software












Read & Write Gold

Read&Write GOLD is a customizable easy-to-use toolbar that directly integrates with familiar applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader, allowing students to access the support tools they need from within the programs they use every day. The product highlights and reads text aloud using natural sounding voices and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing, studying, research, and test taking.

Key Benefits

  • Improves reading fluency and comprehension

  • Facilitates research, writing, and test taking

  • Encourages independence and inclusion

  • Supports the principles of UDL

  • Integrates with mainstream windows applications

Check out Read & Write Gold video tutorials


Natural Reader

A Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words.

Key Benefits

  • Microsoft Ann’s voice included

  • All functions to read aloud any text in your computer

  • Change speed and speaker

  • Miniboard to read any text in other applications

Try NaturalReader 9.0 Free




inspiration software



Helps students brainstorm, plan, organize, outline, diagram, and write essays.


JAWS software




A screen reader program for the visually impaired.  JAWS® screen reader provides access to software applications and the Internet by reading information on the screen aloud.


 AEC YouTube Tutorial Videos

The Center for Accessible Technology


Tutorial Videos

The Center for Accessible Technology has created YouTube tutorial videos for AEC students. These videos are on Read & Write Gold, Natural Reader, Dragon, Dictation and more.

AEC's YouTube channel