IT Accessibility

Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology

Below is a list of free and low-cost tools. If you are looking for something specific, visit MU’s Supported Software or Built – In Accessibility page for more options.

Use the following letters to determine if a tool will work with your operating system:

(W) = Windows, (M)= Macintosh, (Ch) = Chrome, (IOS) = IOS, (A)= Android


Screen readers, color enhancing, and magnification tools provide help with reading, writing, and navigation of web sites, etc.

Literacy and Cognitive

Text-to-speech tools that read text aloud, help assist with reading, pronunciation and comprehension.

Writing and Research

Speech-to-text (speech recognition) and mind mapping (brainstorming) apps help with communication, increased writing speed, spelling, and composition.

Study Skills and Organization

Memorization, focus, and notetaking apps get you organized and keep you focused!

Hearing and Auditory

Access real-time captioning through phone calls, a tablet or a computer to make communicating more accessible on both ends of the line.

If you are looking for a specific app or software program and have questions, contact the IT Accessibility Center staff at (573) 884-2828.