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Offers for Schools & Other Institutions and Organizations Only

In this quickly evolving time, MATP has been receiving a number of announcements from various companies about free offerings to their assistive technology products - mostly apps and software - during this national disaster due to COVID 19. We will update this page as soon as possible, given other urgent matters, as we hear of new offerings. If you have an offer to add, please contact us!

Please note: no endorsement of the product and/or accessibility is implied.


Ghotit is offering schools to use Ghotit for free for 6 months.The download, installation and user/password details are below:

  • Setup instructions: (Link to the free 30 day trial for everyone)
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Glean is a note taking tool from Sonocent which allows students to take notes independently, and has dedicated tools for recording and making notes during online classes. The offer allows institutions to get free access to the tool for an unlimited number of students.Glean is designed to be so simple that students can learn how to use it themselves in as little as five minutes.It now includes dedicated tools for online learning, meaning students can take notes independently and record lectures wherever they are.

To access Glean for an unlimited number of students free through August 31, 2020:  Contact:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ObjectiveEd is providing free use of our distance learning system to schools, for teachers to use with students with vision impairments through the end of the 2019/2020 school year.  This product is "gamified learning". ObjectiveEd's mission is to provide students with disabilities, and the parents and professionals dedicated to their education, digital curriculum and integrated performance monitoring and reporting tools that will help the students achieve their best educational outcomes.

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Streamer Solutions

Free captioning and translation of your Remote Learning Sessions and Livestream Events - Everyone can get 4 weeks of free captioning and translation of any livestream event, including Zoom, Facebook Live, Google Meet, WebEx, etc. After 4 weeks, the cost to continue using the service is $9.97/month or $99/year (which comes to $8.25/month). Register for one of the webinars presented by Robert Palmquist, CEO SpeechGear, Inc. to learn how to sign up for the service and how to use it to caption and translate your livestreams.

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TextAid Literacy Support Tool by ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is committed to online learning and fostering increased learning outcomes and aims to assist any programs that have been or will be forced to move to remote education as a result of COVID-19. TextAid is support for for reading quizzes and assessments.  WebReader is also being offered. To receive access, please fill out the form on the site to sign up and a member of the ReadSpeaker team will provide you with further instructions.

Text Help Fluency Trainer

TextHelp is providing free access to Fluency Tutor for all educators and students to the end of the school year. The web-based Fluency Tutor for Google helps students improve reading fluency while saving busy teachers valuable time.  Existing customers can extend access to our full product suite to the end of the school year. 

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Clicker is a writing solution for the elementary classroom. "Many children do not have access to educational software at home, and this will be particularly vital for learners who need additional reading and writing support when at school. We are therefore providing free access to Clicker for pupils and teachers of any school that is affected by coronavirus closures ."

Dolpin Technology - SuperNova:  Magnifier, Magnifier & Speech or Magnifier & Screen Reader

Dolphin would like to offer every visually impaired student, 3 months of free SuperNova, for their home laptop or desktop computer.

Freedome Scientific

Educational institutions in the United States with up-to-date multi-user licenses of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion, are qualified. All students, faculty, and staff with an active email address are entitled to receive free home annual licenses for their personally owned equipment.

Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Online resources from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the College of Education - University of Texas at Austin.

Glean for Notetaking

Free access to Glean and Glean Admin until August 31st 2020 for your organization. Give Glean to as many students as you need, there are no limits! No obligation to buy at the end of the free period.

Closing the Gap Offers

Free COVID Resources available through Closing the Gap

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