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Resources for Students

AccessText: Request files from textbook publishers.

Bookshare: An accessible, online library for people with print disabilities. Free membership is offered to U.S. students!

Daisy Consortium: A global association of organizations that are commited to creating and promoting accessibile e-books

Kurzweil: An educational software that provides literacy support for students. Kurzweil has built in tools for: reading, writing, study skills, and test taking.

Learning Ally: An archive of over 80,000 accessible audiobooks. A paid subscription is needed to access the materials - if you are a DSS Student, contact the DSS Office for more info.

Read & Write Gold: A literacy software that assists readers and writers in organizing and understanding content.

PDFgoHTML: is a free Adobe Acrobat Plug-in that converts PDFs into easy to read HTML. The Plug-in offers the features such as:

  • Browser Default: a clean, easy to read version of the document with high contrast.
  • Basic: a clean, easy to read version of the document with a light grey background.
  • Easy Reader: this setting is ideal for tablets, phones, and other devices.
  • Inverted: black background with white text.
  • Low Vision: large text for easy reading.
  • Dyslexia: a special font is used that makes deciphering letters easier to read.
  • Read & Write Gold is a literacy software that assists readers and writers in organizing and understanding content.
  • Bookshare an accessible, online library for people with print disabilities. Free membership is offered to U.S. students!