Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
The Biomedical Library and Education Commons offer free 3D printing for all members of the Penn Community. 3D printing is available for both academic and non-academic projects.
The Fisher Fine Arts Library has two ARTEC 3D scanners available for use in the Materials Library.
A document conversion platform with customized OCR (optical character recognition); can recognize non-standard fonts.
MacOS built-in text-to-speech application allows you to listen to documents and easily create audio files from text.
A dictation application that can be trained to recognize your voice and specialized vocabularies.
A powerful screen reader application designed to allow Blind and low-vision users to use electronic resources (for Microsoft Windows).
Take a screenshot or screencast and quickly upload it to the web. Useful for online reference services.
PowerPoint is Microsoft's presentation software for creating engaging presentations that consist of individual pages, or slides, which may contain text, graphics, sound, movies, hyperlinks, and other objects. PowerPoint enables users to add animation and effects to slideshow elements. Presentations can be printed, displayed, notated, and navigated by the presenter.
An easy-to-use OCR (optical character recognition) tool that allows users to transform documents into many formats, including MP3, DAISY, EPUB, and digital Braille.
Penn now has a subscription for all university students, faculty, and staff.