Educational Tools

Student Disability Services is pleased to offer two educational tools to help students with their academic goals: Read&Write Gold and Sensus Access.

Read&Write Gold

The first of these tools is a program called Read&Write Gold. This is a literacy software program that helps people with reading and writing difficulties. It is ideal for students with specific learning disabilities, English language learners, and anybody else who experiences difficulty with reading and writing. Student Disability Services has purchased a site license for the entire university, which means you simply have to have a USF email address in order to download it onto your computer. Go to our Read&Write Gold page for complete download instructions.

Sensus Access

The second tool is called Sensus Access. This is an award-winning service which automatically converts your readings into an accessible format compatible with screen reading software. It even will make .mp3s of your readings! This service is offered to USF students for free and with unlimited use ยป

Other Tools

Inspiration Software, Inc. offers a free 30 day trial of their Inspiration software. Brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding with the Diagram and Map Views. To take notes, organize information, and structure writing for plans, papers and reports, use the integrated Outline View to focus on main and supporting ideas and to clarify thinking in written form. With Inspiration's Presentation Manager, transform your diagrams, mind maps and outlines into polished presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge. software.

Universal Design for Learning has set up a UDLTechToolkit, which offers a great list of different programs and applications which foster universal design in the classroom. We really like their list of graphic organizers. Take a look!