Apps for Academics: Mobile Websites and Apps

Looking for suggestions for apps students will find helpful for their classes and research? MIT libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has put together a  series of libguides featuring useful apps for academics

The lists feature  assistive technology apps and tools, many of which are free.  Each listed app is briefly described and links to down the app and/or learn more are included. The apps are organized by the following categories:

Faculty and staff will also find many of apps featured useful.


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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program Aids Youth Exploring Careers and Employment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014, is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years. The law supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

WIOA is intended to  improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and job seekers through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. It supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive and people want to live and work.

One of the  WIOA programs is the Youth Program.  This  Fact Sheet: Youth Program, provides an overview of the program.

The Department of Labor is committed to providing high quality services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

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Autism in College Students Fact Sheet

The Autism Spectrum Navigators program at Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA), has as its mission, the provision of access services for autistic students that lead to successful academic outcomes while providing educational opportunities that increase self-knowledge in the areas of executive functioning, self-regulation, social interaction, self-advocacy and career preparation.

The Navigator’s program has developed the following resource: Autism in College Students Fact Sheet



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Thriving in Trade School with a Disability

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability is one of many topics covered at Accredited Schools Online.  This topic includes content discussing:

  • Vocational Career Options
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Learning & Cognitive Disabilities
    • Visual Impairments
    • Hearing Impairments
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Resources
  • Timeline: Transitioning from High School to Work
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Workplace Diversity: Disability & Inclusion
  • Resources for Ongoing Support

The site, Accredited Schools Online covers also provides information about online elementary, high school, colleges and universities  and graduate schools. Accredited Schools Online  strives to be the comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college. It is our fervent hope that through the information we provide here prospective students will be able to make informed decisions about which college to attend and avoid being saddled with student loans and worthless degrees from “diploma mills.”

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Department of Education Releases New Transition Guide

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services,  has just released a new guide to assist students with disabilities transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or employment.

The guide, “A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities,” (January, 2017), is available at:

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