Apps for UDL

Looking for Apps that support Instructors and Learners in UDL implementation?
Here are some to get you started!

Instructor/Learner Requirement



AudioNote – Take notes and audio record

Notability – Take notes, annotate PDF's, record with Dropbox Sync

OneNote – Take notes and sync on all your devices

Spell Checker – Record notes, spell check embedded, voice output

Screen Readers

Central Access Reader – Read Word docs, math/logic equations, mp3 output & more!

ClaroSpeak USA

firefly K3000  – text-to-speech in 18 languages

Voice Dream Reader – Text-to-speech

WordQ – Advanced in-context word prediction and spoken feedback

(Speech-to text)

Dragon Dictation – available for 30 languages

Dragon Search – search online content

Speechnotes – speech-to-text online notepad and typing

Concept/Mind Mapping

DrawExpress – gesture recognition diagram app.  Demo video

Mindly – mind mapping, cross-device use

MindMeister  – online mind mapping

Popplet & Popplet Lite – visual organization of ideas, using photos, drawing and text.

Organization Tools

Adobe Reader – add notes or drawings to PDFs, bookmark, fill-in forms

Catch Notes – Take notes, categorize, add voice notes, images from the
camera/gallery, and reminders.

EZ PDF Reader  – annotate PDFs, text-to-speech


ABBYY Fine Reader – Convert scans, images and PDFs into editable documents

Foxit Phantom – Edit PDF, scan and OCR export, and collaborate

NovaPDF  – Upload docs, converts to searchable PDFs

PDF Transformer – Read, comment, edit and protect PDFs, includes

Read & Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome – applied to complete Google office suite.

Dictionary/Reference – Dictionary & Thesaurus – Free – Definitions, no internet needed, with internet audio pronunciation, text-to-speech, plus dictation.

Multi Lang Dictionary and Translator – Text-to-speech with English, Spanish, Chinese, French,German,  Korean, Russian and more!


Accessibility Features – Zoom feature on Apple devices

BigMagnify Free – Magnify up to 8x

Magnificent Magnifier– Magnify up to 8x

Screen Casting

Explain Everything – Screen Casting Interactive Whiteboard

Learning Tools

Quizlet – Create study tools for learners, track progress, collaborate


Google Apps for Education- All programs (Doc, PPT, etc) provides learner collaboration/revision plus learner/instructor revision and feedback.

Read&Write for Google Chrome  Video

Online Polling

Socrative – online real-time questions, results visualization and more!


Turnitin – more than for plagiarism, fast feedback for learners

Writing Support

Antidote – French language correction, rich dictionaries and language guides

Goal Setting

HabitBull – track goals and follow-up


Nearpod – Create/customize mobile presentations, control learner activity in realtime, monitor/measure responses and progress


UDL Principle 4 – iPad and Accessibility