Helpful Websites

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Site NameBrief Description
AnkiApp and computer program using friendly, intelligent flashcards with 6,000+ existing decks to learn from
Android Accessibility FeaturesGuide to accessibility options and programs for Android platform devices
Apple Accessibility FeaturesGuide to accessibility options and programs for your Apple devices, including OS X and iOS systems
Career Opportunities for Students with resource for job training and employment programs for people with disabilities.
Dept. for the Blind & Vision ImpairedProvides services and resources to individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind to achieve success in education, employment, and personal independence.
Driving With Visual ImpairmentsAn overview of resources for safe driving with visual impairments. 
ELIfeThe NOVA blog for our Extended Learning Institute that includes reminders and tips helpful for any NOVA student.
EvernoteStay Organized-Take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders, searchable.
Financial Resources for Individuals with Visual ImpairmentsA guide for financial assistance for individuals who are blind and families of loved ones with visual impairments.
Google Accessibility FeaturesGuide to accessibility options and programs for Google products, including options in the Android platform.
Google Docs EquationsEasily insert mathematical equations into Google documents, Gmail, and more.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with limitations that affect employment.
MacKichan scientific programs3 different programs to create, edit, and typeset mathematical and scientific text. Work with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
MathCast Equation EditorA mathematics equation editor. Type in equations then add to documents, emails, etc. Simple graphical interface, MathML support, and more.
MathPlayerMath-to-speech technology with thousands of specialized speech rules to make the math sound more natural in 15 languages.
myHomeworkKeep track of homework, projects, schedules, and sync to all devices.
National Federation of the BlindAn organization that develops programs to provide the blind and those losing their vision with the tools they need.
NCWD YouthNational Collaboration on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) provides information about employment to youth with disabilities.
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)A free, open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows that can be used from a USB drive.
OpenDyslexicMultiple free apps and a downloadable font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia.
OverdriveOn-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library.
pepnet2An organization for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing that provides resources during postsecondary education and into the workforce.
PTSD ConsultationTips on how to manage symptoms after trauma.
SimpleMindMind mapping tool that turns your phone or computer into a brainstorming, idea collection, and thought structuring device
SkitchUses annotation, shapes, and sketches to communicate visually with others.
STUDYBLUEStudy tools for computers and phones that includes a searchable library, flashcards, a digital backpack, and the ability to sync with Evernote.
Taking Notes: DetailedIgnore the blog title, this entry is detailed with taking notes on a computer and paper, different methods, what to do before and after taking notes, and more.
Taking Notes: Quick5 main points to take notes by hand.
TEDHundreds of talks from worldwide innovators.
Viscardi CenterProvides a lifespan of programs and services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities.
Windows Accessibility FeaturesGuide to accessibility options and programs to make it easier to see, hear, and use your PC.