Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
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.
BlueJeans is a cloud based cross platform video conferencing service licensed by the University of Pennsylvania. It can be started and joined via a PC, Mac, smartphone, or regular landline (audio only). Each meeting can accommodate up to 100 participants and supports recording of the meeting and screen/media sharing.
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.
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.