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.
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.
Mendeley assists at every stage of the research process, from gathering research and annotating PDFs to organizing citations and creating bibliographies.
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.
XML (Extensible Markup Language) can be used to encode documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.