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Adaptive technology tools

All UVic students have a Microsoft 365 license, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Text-to-speech

Dictation

  • Dragon 
  • Windows ease-of-access dictation 
  • Apple Dictation
  • Word 365 offers speech-to-text (dictation mode) that you can use instead of typing. Microsoft's support page for dictation in Word has an instructional video and a list of special command words
  • Spell check 
  • Picture dictionary 

Screen magnifier

This can be enabled from your system's settings:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • ZoomText

Alternative colour scheme

This can be enabled from your system's settings:

  • Windows
  • Apple

Screen reader

  • NVDA
  • JAWS
  • Apple VoiceOver
  • Windows Narrator

Speech-to-text

  • Dragon 
  • Windows ease-of-access dictation 
  • Apple Dictation 
  • Word Dictation 

Captions and transcripts

  • Otter is an automatic transcription service that will produce a transcript from an audio recording. Microsoft Word 365 provides a similar function but is limited to 5 hours per month
  • Recording 
  • FM systems