Resources for specific learning needs

There are a variety of portable apps and software collections available to enable users to customise and personalise the settings on their device or computer. Many of these are free to download and run directly from a USB drive or a Cloud storage location.

These include: 


The EduApps suite of software enables users to customise and personalise the settings on their device or computer. 

My Study Bar consists of over 15 apps which can aid study, these include a mind mapping tool for planning, a T-Bar to customise font and background colour, a talking dictionary, a text to speech tool, a speech to text app.

Access Apps consists of over 60 open source and freeware applications to support reading, writing and planning, some accessibility features for making a keyboard or mouse easier to use as well as a typing tutor.  The Access Apps suite has not been updated for over 4 years, more recent apps can be found by visiting the portable apps link.

The software is free to download and will run directly from a USB drive, alternatively this can be installed in a Cloud storage location. Each of the information pages provide a useful video demonstrating how the tools can be used to support learning. 

Portable Apps 

Portable Apps is a portable software collection, many of which are free to download and use, enabling the user to select and build an individual, customised and personalised suite of apps. Available apps are listed by category and are regularly updated.  Apps will run directly from a USB drive, a local PC or a synched Cloud folder.


ATbar is an open-source browser toolbar which can be customised for viewing and interacting with web pages. This includes changing the font size and colour settings, magnifier, spell checker, text to speech, readability tool. ATbar is free to download and supports most web browsers, providing a quick way of accessing text on screen.

Disclaimer: Sources are for information and are not endorsed by the Society for Education and Training (SET), appropriate anti-virus software should be installed before downloading any software.




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