2Enabling Technology Timeline Accessibilityfor specific studentsPersonalisation benefits for manyProductivity for everyoneSome free, often portable and also web based too.Initially regarded by many as being useful only for people with disabilities.Recognition of their benefit to a wider audience in personalising what people access on their computers.Increases productivity for everyone.Growing range of free and more recently portable resources.Increasing number of web based assistive technologies also.
3Enabling technologies can make a significant difference to wide LiteracysupportEmployeesOlder usersEnglishLanguageSchool &CollegeStudentsDisclosed/nondisclosedDisabilitiesDyslexiaEnabling technologiescan make a significant difference to widerange of people.Not only people with disabilities!This Means Access Everyday, Everywhere and for Everyone!Enabling technologiescan make a significant difference to widerange of people.Not only people with disabilities!
4Benefits and Risks of free software Free from fear of wasting moneyNot as complex as commercial systemsAvailable to allRisksNo supportMalware and VirusesLimited functionalityFor further information follow the following link:Fostering Independence with free portable software tools
5http://eduapps.org Eduapps Collections of free software to support anyone using a computer
6MyStudyBarHow to get MyStudyBar> Download > MystudyBarDownload a ZIP folderClick on the Zip folder and select Extract all filesCopy all the extracted files and folders onto an empty USB StickFurther instructions available via
7Tools to Support Vision and Reading Sonar mouse ringMagnifierVuBarT-BarSSOverlayRapidset
10Opening MyStudyBarInsert your MyStudyBar pen drive into the USB Slot on your computer.Click on ‘My Computer’ which will either be on your start menu or on your desktop.Select the folder called ‘MyStudyBar_Win7’
11Opening MyStudyBarSelect ‘MyStudyBar’ application. MyStudyBar will appear on your screen as a toolbar.
12Available for staff and learners in Scotland via: Heather Stuart Text to Speech VoicesScottish VoicesAvailable for staff and learners in Scotland via:HeatherStuart
13Text to Speech AppsOratoBalabolkaLingoes Talking Dictionary
14Apps XMind Lingoes Talking Dictionary Lingoes is an easy-to-use talking dictionary.Who would benefit?Lingoes can help individuals with literacy or language support needs.Main features:Easy-to-use powerful word search.Customise colour and font settings.Text-to-speech.Works with web applications such as Google, Wikipedia, and Wiktionary etc.
15Case StudiesUsing VU Bar with students on Supported Learning programmes -Using Mind Mapping Software to Plan Graded Units at City of Glasgow College -
16Using RapidSet - http://youtu.be/IRaKrH-GrL0 South Lanarkshire College offers MyStudyBar across the college -
17Case StudiesFree applications assist dyslexic media student at Stratford-upon- Avon College -Free mind-mapping supports visual learners -Visually impaired student achieves positive results through the benefit of accessible resources -Coatbridge College students identify which resources meet their learning needs -