Provide annotations or pop-up notes in content

This feature involves an inbuilt or web-based note-taking software that aids in improving text comprehension and retention of the materials being read. This may be implemented in a number of different ways – as a built-in note-taker in the operating system, or as a web-based note-taking service that allows the user to add their own comments, notes or asks questions in case of a collaborative document.

Discussion by Disabilities

This feature allows users needing reading and writing accommodations to attain an understanding of what the text means by adding their own notes, comments, and questions.

People with hearing disabilities are also benefited through this feature as it enables them to take notes from transcripts or captions of videos.

Existing Products

This listing includes a wide range of products. Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.

Many operating systems, including Windows Vista and Mac OS X, include limited built-in note-takers as well.

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