Accessibility Services: Students

Resources for Students

Disability Etiquette

Disability Etiquette   A helpful article on the respectful use of words with people with disabilities.

Disability Etiquette Tips  How to be respectful and mindful when working with persons using wheelchairs, with speech difficulties, with cognitive/language impairments, hearing loss, vision loss, multiple chemical sensitivities and mental health disabilities.

Classroom Resources

Speech to Text

Microsoft Word 

Microsoft Word Speech to Text 

Microsoft Word uses a dictation program, which will take your voice and transcribe it into text. You could also upload an MP3 audio file and have it converted to text.  Dictation will also pick up on changes in tone of voice and mark them differently so you are able to notice the differences in a conversation. This is available for download as well, but Microsoft recommended the web version for better use of this program.

Google Docs the speech to text.

Google doc speech to text support

Google docs use a program call voice typing where you click on the bar that says tools and then click on voice typing.  This would take your voice and transcribe into text on the google doc.  

Dragon

 Another voice to text software is dragon after being trained it would be able to take your voice and transcribe it into text. Please contact the Office of Accessibility service if you want more information. 

Evernotes

Evernotes speech to text 

Evernote is a Speech to text program that will take a student voice and transcribe it to text. This would take your voice and transcribe into text on evernote. 

Audio Recording

Glean

Glean website

A course recording tool where you are able to take notes at the same moment on the recording  and upload images of your slides. Even works in a remote learning environment. It is web based and is able to be taken anywhere, even goes off line and all of your work is safe. Please contact the Office of Accessibility Services if you would like any more information. 

Glean does also have an option that will give you full access for free for 30 days. 

Click here for free try for 30 days

Text to Speech

Google chrome Read and write

Google Chrome Read and Write

Google read & writes for google chrome is very helpful because it will take web articles and read them aloud to the student. So they can have a better understanding of the materials they are reading. This is a free add on to your google chrome browser.

Readspeaker textaid for Firefox

Firefox Read Speaker

Firefox readspeaker textaid. Is very helpful because it will take web articles and read them aloud to the students. So they can have a better understanding of the materials they are reading. This is a free add on to your FireFox browser.

Read-write for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Read and Write

Microsoft read-write for edge. Is very helpful because it will take web articles and read them aloud to the students. So they can have a better understanding of the materials they are reading. This is a free add on to your Microsoft edge browser.

Natural Reader

Natural Reader

Natural readers will work on any internet browser. This is very helpful because it  will take different text files and read them aloud. 

TTSReader

TTS Reader 

TTSReader will work on any internet browser. This is very helpful because you are able to take different text files and have them read aloud. 

 Immersive Reader

Microsoft Immersive Reader

This will take any type of pdf and read it to allow you to mark the different nouns in the sentence. It also have different setting to help focus on a line by line. Please contact the Office of Accessibility service if you want more information. 

Android Reading Software

@Voice Aloud Reader (available on Google Play Store)

Instructions: Download the app from the Google Play Store on an Android device. Open the app and click the file button, which is the second button on the top. It will pull up the documents available to read on your device. At the top of the app, you will see categories: Books, PDFs, Docs, HTML, and Txt. The app automatically sorts your documents by file type. Click on the file that you want to be read aloud to load the document. Click the Play button or double tap the section of text you want to be read.

Android OCR software:

TTS Reader (Available on Google Play Store)

IOS Reading Software

Marvin3(available on App Store)

ISpeech TTS(available on App Store)

NaturalReader Text to Speech(available on App Store)

MAC TTS:

Mac OS X also has a Text-to-Speech Option which will read selected text when the user presses a user-defined

Shortcut Key. The text-to-speech option also works in the Apple Calculator. To start, open the System Preferences

panel under the Apple icon and click on Dictation and Speech.

  1. Select the Text to Speech tab.
  2. Check the option “Speak selected text when the key is pressed.”
  3. Click the Set Key option.
  4. Choose one modifier key — Command, Control, Option, or Shift — plus one other key of your choice.
  5. Click OK. 

Note Taking & Grammar

Grammarly

Grammarly is a grammar checker that corrects the tone of your writing, including emojis if your writing sample is correct and sends you emails about your word usage, misspelled word frequency and other stats/details about your writing. Grammarly is available on many different platforms. 

MindMeister

This app is available on the Google Play store and the Apple App store for a free download. This app helps with mind mapping and note taking tools to help students visualize ideas.

Notability

This app is available on the Google Play store and the Apple App store for a free download.

 

This app helps with writing on PDF or JEP assignment form different from of text to writing and highlighting. (fee applies)

AccessNote

This app is available on the Google Play store and the Apple App store for a free download. 

This app helps with writing on PDF or JEP assignment form different from text to writing and highlighting.(Purchase Required from Apple AppStore).

Livescribe Pens

Livescribe pens are available for check out at the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library.

This will transform your note from paper to text and gives you the ability to search though them.  You may as well store your notes on your favorite cloud service, and has the ability to record audio as well. Please contact the Office of Accessibility Services if you would like any more information. 

Google Play Store Livescribe app

Apple App Store Livescribe app

Online Classroom

Sanner Apps

Notebloc

 This app is available on the Google Play store and the Apple App store for a free download. 

This app is very helpful for Scan, save and share PDF right off the app. 

Tiny Scanner

This app is available on Google play store and Apple App Store for free download.

This app scans documents to your phone in multiple formats including PDFs, email signed documents, handwritten notes, etc, syncs with Google Drive and others.  Handy ability to adjust contrast of scanned documents or photos in app.

Online Distraction Prevent

Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey website

Can be downloaded on any of the following window and Mac computer to help students with being able to block websites they are getting distracted from. This program will show the student any other website they are getting distracted from and recommend to block them. This website will also show how productive a student was.

Freedom

Freedom website

Can be downloaded on any of the following computers, tablets, phones and web browsers to help students with being able to block websites they are getting distracted from. This program will show the student any other website they are getting distracted from and recommend to block them. This website will also show how productive a student was. (fee applies) 

Recuse Time 

Recuse Time website

Can be downloaded on student phones and computers to help assist you from being distracted.  This program will show the student any other website they are getting distracted from and recommend to block them. This website will also show how productive a student was. (fee applies) 

Google Chrome website blocker

Google Chrome website blocker add on

Google chrome website blocker is a very helpful tool for students because it would allow them to block websites they are distracted from. This also work on mobile devices as well.  

FireFox website blocker

Firefox website blocker add on

FireFox website blocker is a very helpful tool for students because it would allow them to block websites they are distracted from. 

Other Helpful Tips

Studying Tips

Studying Helpful Tips

Study tips
This website will give you a couple different ways to study, also gives you an ideas on how to make your study time more effective.

Campus Supports

Testing Services

Phone (906)-635-2027

Email- testing@lssu.edu

Website LSSU Testing Services

Our testing Services is the place to go if you need any of the following: Accommodated Testing, ALEKS PPL Math Placement, Department Exams, and TEAS. Please view their website to schedule an appointment and to learn more.

IT Helpdesk

Phone (906)-635-6677

Email – helpdesk@lssu.edu

Website LSSU IT Department

Our IT department offers all of our software troubleshooting and repair services for free to current LSSU students. This includes all Android, Apple, Google,  and Windows devices. In-addition to our technical troubleshooting services we are also able to assist in the uses of a variety of software used by our students.

Academic Success Center

Phone (906)-635-2849

Email– academicsuccess@lssu.edu

Website LSSU Academic Success Center

Our Academic Success Center offers many different supports from math and writing to tutoring and has SI sessions to assist students. More information on each service below.

Math center

Website  LSSU Math Center

Our Math center has stopped by or dropped in for math tutoring for MATH 087-MATH 151 and MATH 207- no appointment needed!

Writing Center

Website  LSSU Writing Center

Our writing center is by appointment to work directly with a writing tutor on all writing assignments.

Tutoring Services

Website LSSU Tutoring Services

Our tutoring services and help you in any of your 100 or 200 level classes with getting extra support.

Supplemental Instruction

Website LSSU Supplemental Instruction

Our supplemental instruction(SI) course offers students additional support for LSSU most challenging courses form a student leader.

Laker Success & IPASS

Website LSSU Laker Success and IPASS

Email lakersuccess@lssu.edu

Welcome to Laker Success, where success is personal, not perfect.  Laker Success is another layer of support for our Lakers.  We provide mentoring support within our residence halls to help in the transition to LSSU.  Students can access our in house study lounges and take part in many different programs that are centered around student success.  We create a success network for students that also includes our IPASS Coordinator who works with students to help them stay on the track to success.

Health Care Center

Website Health Care Center

Phone (906)-635-2110

Our Health Care center offers many different services to our student body from a yearly physical to flu shots. Please see their website for a full list of services.

Counseling Services

Website LSSU Counseling Services

Phone (906)-635-2752

Our Counseling Services does provide the following: short-term psychotherapy, outreach/education, resource and referrals, and consultation. Please see their website on how to book an appointment and to get more information.

Contact US

Accessibility Services Office
Please note:  Due to COVID-19, the physical campus Accessibility Services office is operating remotely.  We are available to meet with students over the phone or virtually.  Please contact us at (906) 635-2355 or email accessibility@lssu.edu.