Useful assistive and productivity tools for students

Want to know what free assistive and productivity tools are out there that could be a game-changer for blind and partially sighted students?

Great, you’ve come to the right place!

From our work supporting blind and partially sighted students we know how the use of the right tools can transform a student’s ability to access learning and unlock their potential.

That’s why we have put together a handy document that outlines some free assistive and productivity tools which could transform how you use technology. The best part is you can get started with trying them right now!


Is this guide for you?

If you are a student who would like to explore some handy tools for improving your ability to access a computer/mobile device more effectively or find a hack or two to improve your productivity, this guide is for you!

If you are an education professional working with a blind or partially sighted student and want some tools you can support them to learn and use, this guide is for you!


Always go for the best solution

It is important to point out that these are free tools and it is likely many students will benefit from more sophisticated (and more costly) solutions. So, it is vital school, college and university education professionals support students to explore all available options and use the best solution possible.


Get involved

This content has grown out of information and resources we’ve provided to students we have supported, and we will be growing this content over time. If you have any suggestions for other useful tools and resources, please get in touch.


Explore the tools and give them a try!

The key is to explore the different options, learn how to use them and stick at it until you feel confident and comfortable using them.

At first, using something new can seem strange and difficult, and you may be tempted to go back to struggling on as you did before. But hang on in there, the right tool could be a total game-changer for you!

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