Assistive Devices

Modern technology has made great leaps in assistive devices for people with dyslexia.
Here you will find programs to help you read, speech-to-text programs to help you communicate, scanning devices and more.

We stay on top of the latest technology, so please check in here often.

Assistive Technology

Does not help all users equally, but it does:
  • Minimize the need to ask for assistance.
  • Have a learning curve: it works better as the person using  it masters the  technology.
  • Assist those with dyslexia in work and life endeavors.
  • Definitely reduce the enormous stress people with dyslexia feel when confronted  with a task that demands fluent reading and quick writing.
  • Empower people with dyslexia to develop ways to compensate for slow reading and writing abilities.
  • Bolster the self image of a person with dyslexia.
Which Techology Will Help You Do Your Job?
  • Which tool addresses your specific need?
  • Where will you use it?
  • How difficult to learn how to use?
  • How successful is the device at helping you do what you want to do?
  • Does it work with other technologies?
  • Does it provide technical support?
  • Can you obtain that support locally?

Finding assistive technology tools that suit you best will require an investment in time to learn how they work and how comfortable you are working with them.


The frustration of not being in control and needing job assistance damages confidence and contributes to negative feelings of self-worth. These assistive devices provide a measure of independence and confidence to individuals with dyslexia by improving the accuracy and speed of their work and minimizing the need to rely on others for assistance.

Dragon Speech Recognition

Dictate homework assignments, write a blog, complete your to-do lists with Full Text Control in Microsoft Word®; send email in Microsoft Outlook® or Gmail™. Don’t let typing, touch screen PCs, spelling or the fear of the blank page slow you down. You talk, Dragon types.

ClaroRead-Helping people with dyslexia read, write and study

ClaroRead is a simple, easy-to-use and flexible software program that helps you to read, write, study, sit exams, and increase your confidence. You can read any on-screen text out loud and improve your writing in Microsoft Word. ClaroRead also let you read aloud scanned paper books and documents.

Ghotit helps people with Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia become independent writers & readery

We, the founders of Ghotit, have lived with dyslexia and dysgraphia our whole lives.
Ghotit was designed and developed for all of us, who cope with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia.

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Smart Phones


Smart phones allow you to take verbal notes, add phone numbers you want to save, and make note of information that is important to work as well as life.
Use your cell phone to create a recorded "To Do" list of tasks at home and work so you can keep track of what needs to be done.
You can also save to the phone all the cheat sheets you have created to spell words, remember frequently called telephone numbers and math formulas you might need on the job. And any other information that makes your life run more smoothly


Touch Typing Tutors


Touch typing tutors are applications designed to help a user master this skill.

These devices tend to improve the spelling of those with dyslexia because he can associate the spelling of a word with a typing pattern on the keyboard. So when he types an actual document, he can simply recall the specific typing patterns to ensure the correctness of the spelling.

Additionally, touch typing tutors have written and spoken instructions to ensure that users can properly follow the lessons.


Spell Checkers

spell check

We’ve all at one time or other have tried using the spell checker feature in our word documents. While this feature can be useful, it can only correct the misspelled word if it is very close to the actual word.

Spell checkers for people with dyslexia can provide suggestions to a misspelled word based on the context of its sentence or the words nearest to it. This type of spell checker can therefore correct a word although it may have been spelled very differently from the actual intended word.

A text to speech feature lets the user hear what is written in the document. This gives the user the opportunity to make further corrections.


Scanning Pens

scanning pens

Portable devices which people with dyslexia can use to assist them in reading text or reading words within the text that they can't figure out. The user simply needs to point the scanning pen on a particular word and the pen’s speech synthesizer speaks it.

Some of these types of devices have built-in dictionaries that can speak the definition of a scanned word. The pen comes with earbuds, but there is a learning curve. One must practice with it to gain mastery. These pens are designed for school age students and adults. When selecting a pen be sure to choose the advanced model.

This device gives people with dyslexia the ability to understand printed text regardless of where they are.

Audio Recording


This type of program provides a quick way to take notes, reminders or record phone calls or meetings. A feature of the software is a visual representation of an audio file.

When you are finished recording, this program will show the user the natural pauses in the audio file.


Mind Mapping Software

mindMind mapping software allows users to process information by creating images, concepts and diagrams. it's a perfect tool for someone who prefers visual representation of their ideas.
Some This program allows people with dyslexia to not only form concepts, but it frees them from having to write down their ideas making it possible for them to share these ideas with others and visually explain how they work.

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