Because there is such a range of AT available and more coming online all the time it can be hard to stay on top of what is available and difficult to choose the most appropriate tools to meet an individual’s needs.
AT tools can be found integrated into accessibility features on various device operating systems. There are also web-based tools, downloadable software programmes, Chrome Apps and extensions, iOS Apps and Android Apps. Some tools offer many functions and some just specialise in just one or two ways.
So let’s consider the basic categories of AT tools that are available that can ease the demands of reading, writing, comprehension, organisation, spelling and idea generation for dyslexic learners. The tools that will be most useful will depend on the individual and the platform of choice.