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Disability & Access Center

Android Helpful Apps

Notetaking and Reading

Voice Dream Reader
This is an accessible reading tool for mobile and tablet devices. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.
Glean Notes
Take brilliant recordings of meetings, lectures, interviews, brainstorm sessions with Glean Notes, the companion app for Glean. The app allows you to audio-record the lecture, add photos and text notes alongside your recording, and get a written transcript of the lecture. You can seamlessly move between the phone app and the desktop software for PC and Mac with automatic syncing.
Read&Write for Android
Read&Write for Android is an easy to use alternative keyboard with integrated features to help you with writing content such as emails, social media, or interacting with online forms etc. Specially created for Android tablets, it’s great for anyone who needs a little support with their reading and writing. With ‘speak as I type’ and specially formulated dyslexia focused word prediction and dictionaries, this keyboard makes typing any content on a tablet simple and fast.


Magnification and OCR

Magnifying Glass
Uses your phone’s camera to magnify text or anything else. With light mode (on devices with camera flash) capture function, high fps mode, invert function. Has been tested to work well on almost any Android device.
ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator
TextGrabber + Translator easily extracts snippets of text from a variety of printed sources by using the device’s camera. You can digitize printed information and translate it into any of more than 90 languages anywhere anytime.


Navigation and Identification

NowNav GPS Accessibility
NowNav is a navigation and orientation aid for the blind and visually impaired. It provides turn-by-turn directions and information about your surroundings. NowNav was developed by the blind, for the blind
TapTapSee – Blind & Visually Impaired Camera
TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires Talkback to be turned on).



General Information

MTSU Mobile MTSU Mobile, an app developed by students for students at Middle Tennessee State University, is designed for the use of anyone interested in learning more about our university.
Google Talkback TalkBack is an Accessibility Service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices. Talkback adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device. It is a system application that was pre-installed on most devices and is updated when the accessibility service is improved.
Google Accessibility Scanner Accessibility Scanner is a tool that suggests accessibility improvements for Android apps without requiring technical skills. Just open the app you want to scan, then tap the Accessibility Scanner button to find items in the app that might benefit from accessibility improvements. You can use this app to suggest changes to developers or to make changes yourself.

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The Disability & Access Center is located in Keathley University Center, room 107.  You can contact us on our office phone at 615-898-2783, by email, or by fax at 615-898-4893.

The Disability & Access Center office hours are as follows:

Monday:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm