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Academic Assistive Technology Resources: Learning Assistance

Technology resources to support academic work for students, faculty and staff with disabilities at Wellesley.

Recording Apps

These apps allow you to record audio while taking notes, and sync the audio to specific points in your notes. They are not provided by the College, but you can purchase them through the iTunes store.

AudioNote - iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad. Want to try this app? It's installed on the circulating iPads. Place an equipment loan request here.

SoundNote - iPad

Complete Class Organizer - iPad

Notability - iPad

Academic Apps

These guides can help you find apps and tools to use in managing your academic work. Use them on your smartphone, iPad, or on the web:

Apps for Academics (from MIT) - Suggests apps for productivity, note-taking, writing, and more

The Lifehacker Pack for Students - Student-specific recommendations from productivity blog

Try an Online Timer - Tips for using an online or downloadable timer to stay focused, tackle parts of a larger task, or manage your work sessions

Use tools you already have here at Wellesley, or on your computer:

Windows 7: Make it easier to focus on tasks

Mac OSX: Literacy & learning tools

Google Apps for Education

Take notes in Google Docs & share them with classmates.

Add class meetings, due dates, deadlines, and exam dates to your Google calendar. Block out time for homework before you do it, or track your time (at the end of a task or a day) to see how you're spending it.

Additional resources

How to customize technologies for college students with learning disabilities - from LD Online

Speech recognition for learning - from LD Online

Transitioning to college - from the National Center for Learning Disabilities

Disability Services at Wellesley

Wellesley College Disability Services
Clapp Library Room 316
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services
Phone: 781.283.2434
Office: Clapp Library Room 316

Emily Belanger, Library & Technology Services Liaison
Phone: 781.283.3372
Office: Clapp Library Room 218B

Anne Manning, Administrative Solutions Technologist
Phone: 781.283.3725
Office: Clapp Library 112