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Some Helpful Websites

Site Name Brief Description
Anki App and computer program using friendly, intelligent flashcards with 6,000+ existing decks to learn from
Android Accessibility Features Guide to accessibility options and programs for Android platform devices
Apple Accessibility Features Guide to accessibility options and programs for your Apple devices, including OS X and iOS systems
Career Link Mentoring Program A collaborative project for college students and recent graduates with disabilities to provide career mentoring
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities COSD focuses on improving the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities
ConnectorR A mobile phone holder that can be worn on your arm, belt, or mounted in your car.
Dept. for the Blind & Vision Impaired Provides services and resources to individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind to achieve success in education, employment, and personal independence.
ELIfe The NOVA blog for our Extended Learning Institute that includes reminders and tips helpful for any NOVA student.
Evernote Stay Organized-Take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders, searchable.
Going to College Designed to help high school students with disabilities transition to college, focuses on Virginia.
Google Accessibility Features Guide to accessibility options and programs for Google products, including options in the Android platform.
Google Docs Equations Easily insert mathematical equations into Google documents, Gmail, and more.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with limitations that affect employment.
Kno All-in-one textbook app with over 70 features to study smarter.
MacKichan scientific programs 3 different programs to create, edit, and typeset mathematical and scientific text. Work with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
MathCast Equation Editor A mathematics equation editor. Type in equations then add to documents, emails, etc. Simple graphical interface, MathML support, and more.
MathPlayer Math-to-speech technology with thousands of specialized speech rules to make the math sound more natural in 15 languages.
Math Talk Speech-to-text technology for mathematics that works with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
myHomework Keep track of homework, projects, schedules, and sync to all devices.
National Federation of the Blind An organization that develops programs to provide the blind and those losing their vision with the tools they need.
NCWD Youth National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) provides information about employment to youth with disabilities.
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) A free, open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows that can be used from a USB drive.
oh, don't forget… An online tool that sends a text reminder at a specific date/time for due dates, appointments, and more.
OpenDyslexic Multiple free apps and a downloadable font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia.
Overdrive On-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library.
pepnet2 An organization for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing that provides resources during postsecondary education and into the workforce.
PTSD Coach Tips on how to manage symptoms after trauma.
SimpleMind Mind mapping tool that turns your phone or computer into a brainstorming, idea collection, and thought structuring device
Skitch Uses annotation, shapes, and sketches to communicate visually with others.
STUDYBLUE Study tools for computers and phones that includes a searchable library, flashcards, a digital backpack, and the ability to sync with Evernote.
Taking Notes: Detailed Ignore the blog title, this entry is detailed with taking notes on a computer and paper, different methods, what to do before and after taking notes, and more.
Taking Notes: Quick 5 main points to take notes by hand.
TED Hundreds of talks from worldwide innovators.
Video Magnifer (IPAT ND) How to turn your iPad (or tablet!) into a high-end video magnifier.
VA DARS Consumer VR program VA's Vocational Rehabilitation program assists people who are having trouble getting or keeping a job because of their disability.
Viscardi Center Provides a lifespan of programs and services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities.
Windows Accessibility Features Guide to accessibility options and programs to make it easier to see, hear, and use your PC.