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.
Video editing software for Mac and iOS. Import video, organize or delete video clips, add a soundtrack, add subtitles, and create special effects.
A powerful screen reader application designed to allow Blind and low-vision users to use electronic resources (for Microsoft Windows).
ScreenFlow software is popular with faculty and students as an easy way to capture video of your desktop or laptop screen. It is available for your use in the Weigle Information Commons (in the Vitale Digital Media Lab, the Macbook laptops in the WIC Seminar Room and all Mac stations in the group study rooms and open areas). SAS Computing provides access to ScreenFlow at the MMS lab rooms in DRL.
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.
Snapz Pro X is software for Mac that allows you to record anything on your screen and save it to a QuickTime movie or screenshot, which can be put on the web, emailed, or sent anywhere.