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Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities

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Adaptive Technology Lab Teachers College Library Russell Hall Room 101

List of adaptive technologies:

 

Dragon Naturally Speaking 8.0
http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a speech recognition program that "listens" to spoken commands, processes the verbal input, and sends the commands to the computer as if they had been typed at the keyboard. The program requires training, and each user has to set up their own account.

 

Math Talk/ Scientific Notebook 5
http://www.metroplexvoice.com/products.htm#mtsn

Math Talk/ Scientific Notebook is a mathematics dictating program that allows the users to "voice" mathematical symbols and equations with regard to Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Calculus, Trig, and Statistics. The program requires training and has to work with Dragon Naturally Speaking.

 

Co:Writer SOLO
http://www.donjohnston.com/

Co:Writer SOLO is a word prediction program that generates possible words for writing and typing support. The predictions are generated by combining knowledge of spelling (phonetic and dictionary), grammar rules, context clues, user history and letter cues. The program also offers speech feedback, and allows users to customize the words that are predicted.

 

IntelliKeys
http://www.intellitools.com/

IntelliKeys is a versatile enlarged keyboard that enables users with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities to easily type, enter numbers, navigate on-screen displays, and execute menu commands. Overlays for numbers, mouse movement, and alphabetical and QWERTY key layouts can be slid into the keyboard for instant use. Customized overlays can also be created and printed with the Overlay Maker Program.

 

IntelliTalk II
http://www.intellitools.com/

IntelliTalk is a word processor that allows students to combine graphics, text, and speech to support and enhance writing and communication skills. It includes special features that promote comprehension, reinforce concepts, and provide a multi-sensory writing environment for all learners.

 

Magic Touch Add-On Touch Screen
http://www.magictouch.com/addon.html

Magic Touch Add-On Touch Screen converts a standard monitor display (LCD/CRT) or notebook computer into a touch-interactive device.

 

Inspiration 7
http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/inspiration/index.cfm

Inspiration is a program that allows users to create graphic organizers, which help promote visual literacy and thinking skills. Graphic organizers can help with prereading, postreading, prewriting, revising, discussing, and reasoning. Users can visually see how ideas relate to each other by using concept maps, webs, and other graphic organizers. The diagrams can further be transformed into a traditional hierarchical outline for students to prioritize and rearrange ideas.

 

MathType 5
http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/

MathType creates print and web-based documents that contain math. MathType works with any word processor, presentation program, page layout program, HTML-authoring tool, plus other types of software, to create equations for research papers, class materials, web pages, slide presentations, journal articles and books.

 

Window-Eyes 5.5
http://www.gwmicro.com/

Window Eyes is a screen reader program that reads information displayed on the computer video monitor. They are used in conjunction with software programs like word processors, databases, spreadsheets, browsers, e-mail clients, and other applications. Screen readers come bundled with speech engines, which are software programs that convert incoming text into an unlimited vocabulary voice, and handle the text to speech conversion process. Screen readers let you hear your keystrokes as they are entered at the keyboard, and also let you read what is displayed on the video monitor. They are also configurable to read any portion of the screen with a hotkey. This is useful for reading segments of the screen rapidly, such as the program title, menu bar, status line, current word, current line, whatever is desired.

 

Zoom Text Xtra 8.1 Level 1
http://www.aisquared.com/

Zoom Text is a screen magnification program that magnifies the size of the characters or graphics displayed on the computer screen up to 16 times.

 

Smartview CS (CCTV)

Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV) is an electronic magnifier designed to assist persons with vision impairments. It consists of a video camera and video monitor. CCTV systems also come equipped with sliding trays for holding books and other printed information beneath the video camera. The sliding trays slide left to right, and forward and back, allowing the reading material to be positioned beneath the camera. CCTV systems can provide from 2 times to about 60 times magnification, depending on the system.

 

Virtual Pencil Arithmetic
http://www.hentermath.com/

Virtual Pencil Arithmetic is a program that allows users who are unable to use pencils to calculate math problems do the calculation like the way people do with pencils. The current version supports addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

 

Virtual Pencil Algebra
http://www.hentermath.com/

Virtual Pencil Algebra is a program that allows users who are unable to use pencils to calculate math problems do the calculation like the way people do with pencils.

 

Kurzweil 3000 v.9 
http://www.kurzweiledu.com/

Kurzweil 3000 is a scanning and reading program that scans the printed material into computer and reads it out for users. Text will be highlighted when reading to provide users with both audio and visual input. The software usually supports various file formats like text, word, and pdf.

 

Rocket Reader 7.9
http://www.rocketreader.com/

Rocket Reader is a speed reading program that trains the eye and the brain to accurately read a single sentence or line of information with a single eye movement. The program continually monitors each user's progress and adjusts the difficulty level of exercises accordingly.

 

Victor Reader Soft

Victor Reader Soft is a computer application for reading digital audio books. It provides several  features for fast and easy navigation through a book structure as well as save information within the book such as bookmarks, text annotation and to customize the display parameters.

 

Inspiration 7
http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/inspiration/index.cfm

Inspiration is a program that allows users to create graphic organizers, which help promote visual literacy and thinking skills. Graphic organizers can help with prereading, postreading, prewriting, revising, discussing, and reasoning. Users can visually see how ideas relate to each other by using concept maps, webs, and other graphic organizers. The diagrams can further be transformed into a traditional hierarchical outline for students to prioritize and rearrange ideas.

 

WYNN 4.0
http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/wynn.asp

WYNN is a scanning and reading program that scans the printed material into computer and reads it out for users. Text will be highlighted when reading to provide users with both audio and visual input. The software usually supports various file formats like text, word, and pdf.

 

Accessible Graphing Calculator  v.2
http://www.viewplus.com/products/braille-math/AGC/

AGC is a scientific calculator that provides voiced feedback for computations, as well as audio representations of graphs. It can import data from Excel or a host of other applications.

 

Jaws 7.0
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_jaws.asp

Jaws is a screen reader program that reads information displayed on the computer video monitor. It is used in conjunction with software programs like word processors, databases, spreadsheets, browsers, e-mail clients, and other applications. Screen readers come bundled with speech engines, which are software programs that convert incoming text into an unlimited vocabulary voice, and handle the text to speech conversion process. Screen readers let you hear your keystrokes as they are entered at the keyboard, and also let you read what is displayed on the video monitor. They are also configurable to read any portion of the screen with a hotkey. This is useful for reading segments of the screen rapidly, such as the program title, menu bar, status line, current word, current line, whatever is desired.

 

Openbook 7.02
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_open.asp

Openbook is a scanning and reading program that scans the printed material into computer and read it out for users. Text will be highlighted when reading to provide users with both audio and visual input. The software usually supports various file formats like text, word, and pdf.

 

EaseReader

EaseReader supports the playback of the latest Digital Talking Books(DTBs), for all types of DAISY books.

 

Duxbury 10.5
http://www.duxburysystems.com/dbt.asp

Duxbury is a Braille translation program that converts standard text into Braille, allows users to compose, edit, and print Braille documents. The program also displays Braille dots on the screen, useful for sighted transcribers to proofread before printing.

 

Braillex 2D screen
http://www.papenmeier.de/

Braillex 2D screen is a Braille display that connects to personal computers and translates text displayed on the screen into instantaneous Braille output. A screen reader is required to drive a Braille display. The screen reader sends information to the Braille display. When the display receives the text string, it automatically displays the text using mechanical Braille dots. The dots are controlled by the display, and pop up and down to form the Braille characters that correspond with the incoming text stream. Braille displays can be of great value when performing word processing, database management, spreadsheet functions, computer programming, surfing the web, and so forth.

 

Basic S Braille Embosser

Braille printers, or Braille embossers, are devices that are dedicated to printing hard copy Braille documents. The typical Braille embosser uses blunt pins to punch dots into heavy weight paper for production of Braille hard copy. The pins drive the paper against a rubberized plate that absorbs the force of impact and prevents the pins from punching the dots completely through the stock.

 

Tactile Graphics Designer version 2.3.2002
http://www.duxburysystems.com/products.asp

Tactile Graphics Designer is a program for sighted people to create embossed and printed tactile graphics. Users can draw tactile graphics by using a mouse or on the TagPad that comes with the program. Images in bmp or jpg format can also be imported into the program and converted to tactile graphics. TagPad is a sensitive glass pad for freehand drawing and requires training.

 

Accessible Graphing Calculator  v.2
http://www.viewplus.com/products/braille-math/AGC/

AGC is a scientific calculator that provides voiced feedback for computations, as well as audio representations of graphs. It can import data from Excel or a host of other applications.