Assistive Technology is any device, piece of software, equipment or tool that helps people with disabilities improve, maintain or increase their functional capabilities. 

Many college students with a disability, who would qualify for assistive technology, aren't aware of the tools and programs available to support them during college. Students with access to these tools and resources during their academic career are better prepared for their classes, assignments, receive a confidence boost, and have a more positive outlook on one’s college career.

Testing & Disability Services (TDS) offers a variety of software that can assist students in reading, writing, math, and organizing their thoughts to improve note-taking skills. Click the links below to learn more about AT available through TDS. 

Register for Assistive Technology


Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)

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Testing & Disability Services

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How to Register for Assistive Technology through TDS

Follow the steps to gain access to Assistive Technology available through Testing & Disability Services(TDS). 

Contact TDS at 706-737-1469 or

TDS Assistive Technology Roadmap


Glean LogoGLEAN is a powerful web-based software available through different supported devices, that help you capture every second of information in your classes.

Glean helps you:

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation(CIDI)

TDS has resources available through the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI).

CIDI provides high-quality, accessible, and inclusive software that supports effective academic skills in writing, research, studying, and note-taking. Together, CIDI & TDS encourage exploration of assistive technology.   

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ClaroRead Pro reads text as you highlight, including PDFs and Word Documents. ClaroRead Pro reads text out loud from Microsoft Word documents. This software also provides a colored overlay for documents to assist reading and offers Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that can turn printed materials into a machine-readable format, so you can listen to them read out loud.

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Claro Writing Helper helps you organize your written assignments, like essays, reports, or dissertations. It will guide you through a linear, structured approach starting with an assignment question and a deadline and ending with your essay in Word format.

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Easy Reader allows you to read multiple formats including Daisy, HTML, and EPUB. Easy Reader is available for both Android and IOS and optimized for use with accessibility tools such as Voiceover, Talkback and refreshable braille displays. Integration with Bookshare’s vast library of accessible books makes reading on any device even easier. Easy Reader app users can customize their print reading preferences such as text size, font, high contrast color schemes, line spacing, and more. 

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EquatIO allows you to create equations, formulas, and more, digitally.  It gives you the ability to handwrite, type or dictate math problems directly into a device.

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Read&Write has built in text-to-speech reader, dictionary, thesaurus, note-taking tools, text summery and highlighting tools, and a built-in visual mapping application. Read&Write Gold also offers:

  • the ability to read any digital text aloud to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting
  • research and studying tools that assist with finding, collecting, and citing sources
  • tools to easily turn text into audio files so you can listen while on the go
  • Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained
  • With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & writing supports that assist with each stage of the writing process
  • Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type
  • Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing and research
  • Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs
  • Simplify and summarize text on web pages to remove ads and other copy that can be distracting


Contact TDS at 706-737-1469 or

If you would like to take advantage of the assistive technology available for students registered with TDS!