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Academic/Study Resources

Text to Speech/Note Taking

  • Natural Reader - Can read most file formats such as PDF, txt, doc(x), and ppt(x). Can be used both on computer and mobile.
  • Balabolka - A text to speech program that allows students to save output as MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, and WAV file. Also allows users to create custom dictionaries. For Windows only.
  • NVDA Screen Reader - Screen reader that can read MathML and some other math.
  • Microsoft OneNote with Learning Tools - Text can be read out loud, have breaks into syllables, and increase spacing between lines and letters. There is text decoding for learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
  • Voice Dream Reader - Listen to docs, textbooks, emails, PDFs, articles, and more.
  • SoundNote - Tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you'll never worry about missing an important detail.
  • Evernote - Remember everything and tackle any project with your notes, tasks, and schedule all in one place.

Mental Health Apps

  • Mindshift: Designed to provide you with tools for managing various types of anxiety, including test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict.
  • Tactical Breather: Can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, you can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.
  • Calm: Provides free guided meditations and calming sounds and images ranging from two to 35 minutes.
  • Headspace: Meditation made relevant to modern life. Get unique daily guided meditations, science facts and figures and progress reports, all designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get some calm and clarity.
  • Virtual Hope Box: Helps with coping, relaxation, distraction from overwhelming emotion, and positive thinking.