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Tech for Learning

Use tools that can: 

  • make your screen easier on the eyes
  • remove distractions from websites
  • summarise content
  • improve your speed reading
  • improve your comprehension

A lot of what you need is already built into your device and student PCs.
Find out how to make the most of it.

Microsoft Accessibility

Microsoft Accessibility Bot for Teams

If you have an accessibility need, simply ask the bot a question to find out what Microsoft features exist to support your personal way of working. You can also use the menu to navigate and learn more about the range of accessibility features that could be of use when you're temporarily impaired.

Or you can go direct to Microsoft's Accessibility page to learn more about tools available to you.

The Accessibility Bot might be particularly useful if you are working with Teams on a regular basis / for long periods.

Apple Accessibility

Apple Accessibility

Accessibility options can be found in Settings under General - Accessibility. 

Here you can access tools to assist:

  • Vision (VoiceOver, Invert Colours, set Text to Speech options, Text size etc)
  • Interaction (Switch Control, Assistive Touch etc)
  • Hearing (set up Bluetooth for hearing aids, Audio, Subtitles and Captioning and Audio Descriptions etc) and Learning.

Find out what your Apple device is able to do at Apple Accessibility

Android Accessibility

Android Accessibility 

You can customise your Android device using accessibility settings and apps. Accessibility features can be found under the Settings menu on Android devices.  From here you can alter the device settings to assist with Vision (Talkback, Screen Shade and Screen Colour Adjustment etc), Hearing (Captions, Notification LED etc) and Motor and Cognition (Touch Feedback time, Touch Control etc).
Find out what your device is able to do at Android Accessibility


f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.