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1 NEXT 1 Revised: June 2011

2 This presentation is only meant to guide you in the right direction in determining options available in choosing Assistive Technology, depending upon your need. This presentation is not in any way an exhaustive listing of all Assistive Technology available to the public. Therefore, you are encouraged to research yourself the options available in Assistive Technology to determine the best possible software to meet your needs. BACKNEXT 2

3 PAYPAY, FREE and WINDOWS-INSTALLEDFREEWINDOWS-INSTALLED PAY: refers to Assistive Technology you buy. FREE: refers to Assistive Technology that is Free or Open Source. WINDOWS-INSTALLED: refers to Assistive Technology built into Windows. BACKNEXT 3

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5 Wynn Wizard Kurzweil Read and Write Gold White Smoke Inspiration BACKNEXT 5

6 Premier Literacy Accessibility Suite Ginger Software Dragon Naturally Speaking (Dictation Software) BACKNEXT 6

7 Wynn Wizard Kurzweil Read and Write Gold EasyReader and Publisher (DAISY Software) EclipseReader and EclipseWriter (DAISY Software) BACKNEXT 7

8 ReadHear (formerly gh Player) (DAISY Software) Book Wizard Reader and Producer (DAISY Software) Premier Literacy Accessibility Suite BACKNEXT 8

9 Dragon Naturally Speaking (Dictation Software) MathTalk/Scientific Notebook with Dragon MacSpeech Dictate (Apple Mac Only) JAWS (Screen Reader) SuperNova (formerly Hal) (Screen Reader) WindowEyes (Screen Reader) BACKNEXT 9

10 OpenBook Kurzweil ZoomText Magnifier/Reader SuperNova (formerly Lunar and LunarPlus) (Magnification Software) Mobile Speak BACKNEXT 10

11 EasyReader (DAISY Playing Software) EclipseReader (DAISY Playing Software) ReadHear (formerly gh Player) (DAISY Playing Software) Book Wizard Reader (DAISY Playing Software) Premier Literacy Accessibility Suite BACKNEXT 11

12 CaptionMic requires Dragon Naturally Speaking Camtasia (Screen Recorder & Captioning Software) Caption Keeper BACKNEXT 12

13 Dragon Naturally Speaking (Dictation Software) MathTalk/Scientific Notebook with Dragon MacSpeech Dictate (Apple Mac Only) BACKNEXT 13

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15 WordTalk (Microsoft Word Plugin) LetMeType (Word Prediction Software) Open Office (Office Suite With Accessible Functions) AbiWord (Word Processor with Text To Audio Plugin) BACKNEXT 15

16 MathPlayer (Internet Explorer Plugin) used with Scientific Notebook, MapleSoft, or MathType to convert math equations into MathML Thunder (Screen Reader Software) ReadPlease (Text-To-Speech Software) NVDA Project (Screen Reader Software) DeskBot (Clipboard Text Reader) BACKNEXT 16

17 BrowseAloud (Web Page Reader) FireVox (Firefox Browser Web Page Reader) Click, Speak (Firefox Browser Web Page Reader) WebVisum (Firefox Browser Accessible Add-On) Orca (Linux Screen Reader) DSPEECH (Text-To-Speech Software) BACKNEXT 17

18 Help Read (Text-To-Speech Software) Speakonia (Text-To-Speech Software) Natural Reader (Text-To-Speech Software) WordTalk (Microsoft Word Plugin) Digital Future (Text-To-Speech Software For PC, MAC, Pocket PC and Smartphone.) Obi (DAISY Production Software) BACKNEXT 18

19 AMIS (Adaptive Multimedia Information System) (DAISY Playing Software) Microsoft Word Save As DAISY Plugin DAISY Pipeline (DAISY Multi-Format Converter) Spoken Text (Online Text To Speech Converter) WebAnywhere (Web-based Internet Screen Reader) BACKNEXT 19

20 PowerTalk (Speaks PowerPoint Presentations) BACKNEXT 20

21 MathPlayer (Internet Explorer Plugin) used with Scientific Notebook, MapleSoft, or MathType to convert math equations into MathML DesktopZoom DesktopZoom Portable Thunder (Screen Reader Software) ReadPlease (Text-To-Speech Software) BACKNEXT 21

22 NVDA Project (Screen Reader) DeskBot (Clipboard Text Reader) BrowseAloud (Web Page Reader) DSPEECH (Text-To-Speech Software) Digital Future (Text-To-Speech Software For PC, MAC, Pocket PC and Smartphone.) BACKNEXT 22

23 Natural Reader (Text-To-Speech Software) Help Read (Text-To-Speech Software) Speakonia (Text-To-Speech Software) FireVox (Firefox Browser Web Page Reader) WebVisum (Firefox 3.0 Browser Accessible Add-On) Orca (Linux Screen Reader) BACKNEXT 23

24 WordTalk (Microsoft Word Plugin) WebAnywhere (Web-based Internet Screen Reader ) PowerTalk (Speaks PowerPoint Presentations) AMIS (Adaptive Multimedia Information System) (DAISY Playing Software) World Caption (Captioning Software) BACKNEXT 24

25 Z4 (Videophone Software) https://www.zvrs.com/z-series/z4 xMeeting (Videophone Software For Mac Only) BACKNEXT 25

26 E-Speaking (Dictation Software) TAZTI (Dictation Software) EMAC Speak (Dictation Software) BACKNEXT 26

27 The below organizations will give FREE Assistive Technology to those who have a documented disability, meet certain qualifications and require the Assistive Technology: Missouri Assistive Technology (Device loans to schools and organizations, financial loans to those with disabilities, etc.) Vocational Rehabilitation (Provides a variety of Assistive Technology to those who require such, as well as Transition Services from school to college or work, job assistance, etc.) Rehabilitation Services For The Blind (Provides a variety of Assistive Technology assistance to Blind and Visually Impaired, as well as Transition Services from school to college or work, childrens services, etc.) Wolfner Library (Free library service for those in Missouri who are Blind and Physically Handicapped.) BACKNEXT 27

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29 Spelling and Grammar Checker (Requires Microsoft Office) BACKNEXT 29

30 Narrator (Windows Built-in Screen Reader.) (XP) Start Programs Accessories Accessibility (VISTA) Start All Programs Accessories Ease of Access Center (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Text-To-Speech Settings (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Speech Text-To-Speech Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Settings for Reading and Typing (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access BACKNEXT 30

31 Magnifier (XP) Start Programs Accessories Accessibility (VISTA) Start All Programs Accessories Ease of Access Center (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Narrator (Windows Built-in Screen Reader.) (XP) Start Programs Accessories Accessibility (VISTA) Start All Programs Accessories Ease of Access Center (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access ToggleKeys (provides sound cues when Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock is pressed.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Keyboard and Mouse Adjustments for Easy Use (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Make The Keyboard Easier To Use BACKNEXT 31

32 High Contrast (increases screen contrast with alternative color combinations for easier viewing.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Display Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access High Contrast Settings (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Cursor Options (change speed of cursor blink and cursor width.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Display Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Keyboard and Mouse Adjustments for Easy Use (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Change How Your Muse Works Appearance (set the Windows color scheme, Font Size, Menu Shadows, Transition Effects for Menus and Tooltips, and much more.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Display Appearance Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Blindness, Low Vision (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Make The Computer Easier To See BACKNEXT 32

33 Mouse Pointer Options-Motion (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Keyboard and Mouse Adjustments for Easy Use (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Change How Your Mouse Works Mouse Pointer Options-Snap-To (automatically moves mouse to the default button in a dialog box.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Keyboard and Mouse Adjustments for Easy Use (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Change How Your Mouse Works BACKNEXT 33

34 Mouse Pointer Options-Visibility (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Keyboard and Mouse Adjustments for Easy Use (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Change How Your Mouse Works Text-To-Speech Settings (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Speech Text-To-Speech Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Settings for Reading and Typing (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Text To Speech Settings BACKNEXT 34

35 SoundSentry (set visual cues like a blinking Title Bar when a sound is made in Windows.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Sound Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Use Text or Visual Alternatives for Sound (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Replace Sounds With Visual Cues ShowSounds (instructs programs to show captions when a sound is made in Windows.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Sound Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Use Text or Visual Alternatives for Sound (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Replace Sounds With Visual Cues Captions (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Use Text or Visual Alternatives for Sound (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Use Text or Visual Alternatives for Sound BACKNEXT 35

36 StickyKeys (for those who have problems holding down 2 or more keys simultaneously, this will cause the first key to stay active until the next key is pressed.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Settings for Reading and Typing (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Make The Keyboard Easier To Use FilterKeys (tells keyboard to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Settings for Reading and Typing (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Make The Keyboard Easier To Use MouseKeys (use the numeric keypad to control the mouse movement.) (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Accessibility Options Mouse Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Settings for Reading and Typing (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Make The Keyboard Easier To Use BACKNEXT 36

37 On-Screen Keyboard (XP) Start Programs Accessories Accessibility (VISTA) Start All Programs Accessories Ease of Access Center (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Windows Speech Recognition (VISTA) Start All Programs Accessories Ease of Access Center (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Start Speech Recognition Auto Complete (Internet Explorer Browser function that stores previous search bar or form entries for easy input again later.) Internet Explorer 7 Tools Internet Options Content Tab Internet Explorer 8 Tools Internet Options Content Tab Or (XP) Start Settings Control Panel Internet Options Content Tab (VISTA) Start Control Panel Network and Internet Internet Options Content Tab (Win7) Start Control Panel Network and Internet Internet Options Content Tab BACKNEXT 37

38 Alternative Input Devices (VISTA) Start Control Panel Ease of Access (Win7) Start Control Panel Ease of Access Use The Computer Without A Mouse Or Keyboard BACKNEXT 38

39 Florissant Valley Campus Jim Weier – Adaptive Tech Specialist 3400 Pershall Road Ferguson, MO Forest Park Campus Kathy Stone – Adaptive Tech Specialist 5600 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO Meramec Campus Sue Kelmer - Adaptive Tech Specialist Big Bend Road St. Louis, MO Wildwood Campus Jan Eudaley – Coordinator Disability Support Services 2645 Generations Drive Wildwood, MO BACK 39


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