Assistive Technology

AutiPlan: App of the Week

Keeping all of your plans straight can be very stressful, so having some structure and predictability in your life can be extremely helpful! Visual scheduling with pictograms is proven to be helpful for many students by reducing stress and anxiety. Using the free Android app AutiPlan, you can enter your day-to-day activities and you can […]

Twilight: App of the Week

Twilight is a health and wellness app for Android products. Reading on Screens in Dim Lighting Twilight allows your screen backlight to be lowered far beyond the ability of the backlight controls on your device. As a result, your eyes won’t have to strain as much when trying to read in poorly lit settings! Have […]

World Usability Day New England at UConn

By Meghan Palumbo   On November 9th, countries across the world will join in celebrating World Usability Day. World Usability Day is a worldwide recognition of how technology affects people’s lives and how it can be used to make the world more efficient. World Usability Day (WUD) has been celebrated every year on the second […]

Managing Anxiety with Meditation

Everyone has their own way of relaxing, and it is important to find what best works for you. A great option is downloading an app! If you like to play games on your phone, you could try the app Zen Sand. The objective is to get the flowing sand into the vases using bamboo sticks. […]

Read and Write Fact Folder

When you write a research paper, does your bookmark bar in your browser ever look like this? Just a list of links and page titles. Collecting the information, without a doubt is the easiest step. The hardest will be going back through all these pages, rereading, quoting, citing, collecting images, paraphrasing–shall I go on? However, […]

Apps+Tips on Time Management

Cardinal Rule of Time Management: “Always carry around pocket work” Adapted Hopper, Carolyn H. 2016. Practicing College Learning Strategies, 7th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Have you ever felt like there was not enough time in the day to finish your work? One way to get the most out of your day is to make use of the […]

Zombies, Run! : App of the Week

Zombies, Run! is a fun health and wellness app for Android and iOS devices. Exercise and Game Zombies, Run! is a game that encourages walking, jogging, and running. By playing the game, you can survive the zombie apocalypse and save your base from hardships. Listen to Your Own Music You can listen to both the […]

Talking Calculator: App of the Week

Talking Calculator: App of the Week Talking Calculator is a mathematical app for iOS products. Text to Speech By clicking on any of the calculator functions, the app will say aloud the full value of what is currently on the screen. It updates the spoken term as you type, so it won’t be saying the […]