Category Archives: Software & apps

Resource: NCLD Assistive Technology Information

The National Center for Learning Disabilities improves the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.

The following links from the website provide information on assistive technology supports in education that can also be used for daily living and community needs.

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology Innovations

Choosing Assistive Technology

Free Assistive Technology Resources

Money management and budgeting apps

easy pay


Easy Pay iPhone App

This innovative app combines an electronic dollar over method with a customizable talking timer, task and shopping list as well a quick talk AAC section.  After loading  money virtually into your electronic wallet to match the money in your real wallet, just enter the amount you owe and the app visually displays which bills to give the cashier.

Pay With iPhone App

Pay With is a visual support to help people to select the correct note or combination of notes when shopping.

The basic skills the user will need in order to operate this app are:

  1. The ability to match numbers
  2. The ability to match a picture of a note with an actual note

Budget iPhone App

Budget helps you track your spending and keep to a budget. You can easily see your total income and your total expenses for a period, plus which expenses you are spending the most on and which expenses you are going over budget on.

Money identification apps


  • The EyeNote® application (app) was developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the blind or visually impaired to use as a tool to increase accessibility to Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency). EyeNote® is built for the Apple iOS to allow the user to scan a bank note and communicate its value back to the user.
  • The app is available as a free download on the Apple App Store℠.



SymbolSupport (app)

SymbolSupport is an iPad and iPhone app that translates documents into symbols. Documents are read by text to speech and each word is highlighted as it is read.  As a document is typed or pasted into the app an image appears with each word automatically. These images can be swapped with another image in the symbol library, your own photos, or images from the Internet. The app will remember the image preferences for these words in the future. This is helpful for social stories, step-by-step instructions, and class assignments.

SymbolSupport App

Go Talk NOW (app)

The Go Talk NOW app is a customizable iPad app for beginners and experienced users of augmentative communication devices. This app features a  Go Talk NOW FREE! iPad app so users can try out the app with limited features before deciding to purchase.


Go Talk NOW

Features of the Go Talk NOW app:

  • Choose from 1, 4, 9, 16, or 25 images per page
  • Images can be used from the photo library, camera, or symbol library, or Internet search
  • Images can be edited in the app
  • Images can have voice or text to speech added
  • Auditory cues support scanning and vision support needs
  • Videos and songs can be added to buttons
  • Supports developing social stories and instruction layouts using mult-media
  • Can be used with switches