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Writing

The following Free or Low-Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Writing Support.

Writing:

American Wordspeller

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Features:

  • Phonetic dictionary
  • Provides brief definitions
  • Words are cross-referenced by sounds and similarity with other words
  • App works on and offline
  • More Information: https://wordspeller.net/

Cost: $2.99

Compatibility: iOS and Android


Co: Writer

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Features:

  • Word Prediction app that gives you suggestions of words as you type with the option of reading your word options out loud with a swipe of your finger
  • Built-in text-to-speech reads back what you’ve typed
  • Grammar and spelling support
  • Export files to Dropbox, Google Drive, and other programs
  • Create topic dictionaries from websites and Wikipedia links
  • More Information: http://donjohnston.com/cowriterapp

Cost: Free trial and $4.99/month

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod touch


Fleksy

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Features:

  • Increase your keyboard or text input system size to 114% the normal size increase ease of sight using this QWERTY keyboard
  • State-of-the-art system powerful enough for individuals who are blind or low vision to use by not needing to look at the screen to type
  • Powerful word prediction system and autocorrect system edits your text without the need to even see the keyboard
  • More Information: http://fleksy.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android


Ginger Grammar Checker & Spell Checker

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Features:

  • Checks your spelling and grammar and fixes it according to the context of your text in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome
  • Suggests different and better ways to express your sentences (Premium)
  • Provides training to improve your mistakes (Premium)
  • Reads your text out loud (Premium)
  • More Information:  http://www.gingersoftware.com/

Cost: Free; Premium $9.99-$29.96/month

Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Chrome and Safari Extension


Ghotit

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Features:

  • Online Contextual and phonetic spell checker along with grammar and punctuation checker
  • Copy text into web page and program will check your grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • More Information: http://www.ghotit.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


Grammarly

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Features:

  • Eliminate writing mistakes and contextual errors, spelling errors, and poor vocabulary usage
  • Find the right word you are looking for with synonym suggestions
  • Learn from your mistakes to avoid them in the future
  • Grammarly works anywhere your Chrome browser in including emails, essays, social media posts and more
  • More Information:  https://www.grammarly.com/

Cost: Free and Premium version

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Hemingway Editor

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Features:

  • Assists with writing clarity, passive voice editing, and readability
  • Displays how many words typed
  • Available in the web browser and as a desktop application
  • More Information: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

Cost: Free for web browser; $19.99 for desktop application

Compatibility: Windows or Mac


iWordQ

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Features:

  • Context-based word prediction tool; including homonyms
  • Make your own custom abbreviation to simply your writing
  • Text-to-Speech function with breathing space added allows for you to listen to your writing to hear any mistakes and make changes and catch up as you proofread
  • More Information: https://www.quillsoft.ca/iwordq

Cost: $20.99-$24.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad


TextExpander

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Features:

  • Type more with less effort using this custom keyboard shortcut app
  • Create custom abbreviations called snippets of frequently used words and phrases for easy, quick entry into your documents
  • Insert snippets by simply touching on them on your screen
  • Use Dropbox to sync your snippets across devices
  • More Information: http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/

Cost: $3.33

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone


Typ-O HD

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Features:

Cost: $11.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


Voice Dream Writer

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Features:

  • Make fewer mistakes, use the right words and organize your writing better with this app
  • Text-to-speech and voice-to-text help you to proofread to avoid awkward sentences or grammatical mistakes
  • Dictionary, Phonetic Spell Checker, and Word Finder help you use the correct words when writing
  • Outline of paper allows for better structure and ease when restructuring your paper
  • More Information: http://www.voicedream.com/writer/

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


Word Bank Universal

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Features:

  • Assists with developing a vocabulary for writing by creating a word back highlighting most used words in larger fonts
  • HIghlights important people, places, a timeline, and numbers from web pages or articles
  • Available text-to-speech
  • Searchable content
  • More Information: https://wordbank.io/

Cost: $3.99

Compatibility: Online Resource


Writing Challenge

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Features:

Cost: $3.99

Compatibility: iOS, Mac, Windows, Android, Kindle


Writing Prompts

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Features:

Cost: $1.99

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle


Written Kitten

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Features:

  • Encourages words typed by showing a picture of a kitten for every 100 words typed
  • The image displayed can be adjusted per user preference
  • More Information: https://writtenkitten.co/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


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