Presentation on theme: "APH Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board p.1101-08857-00$175 DRAFTSMAN is a versatile tactile drawing board that is used."— Presentation transcript:
APH Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board http://www.aph.org p.1101-08857-00$175 http://www.aph.org DRAFTSMAN is a versatile tactile drawing board that is used in combination with special film and a stylus to create instant raised-line images. Intended for a wide audience, such as students, teachers, parents, and adults with blindness, the DRAFTSMAN can be used for: Producing simple raised-line graphics Demonstrating math concepts and tasks Demonstrating science concepts Practicing handwriting skills Playing games (e.g., tic-tac-toe) Facilitating tracing activities Creating art drawings
DRAFTSMAN has a plastic frame that encases a double-layered rubber surface. Clamp a sheet of included drawing film onto the board and use the included stylus or a ballpoint pen to quickly draw a raised image. Kit includes: DRAFTSMAN Tactile Drawing Board Two-ended tactile drawing stylus Tactile inch-ruler 25 sheets of drawing film Braille/print instructions booklet Carrying case
APH Graphic Aid for Mathematics http://www.aph.org p.491-00460-01$137 http://www.aph.org Construct geometric and other figures and graphs related to arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Consists of a cork board mounted with a rubber mat embossed with a 34 x 30 grid of 1/2 inch squares. Included are three flat spring wires, 14 push pins, and rubber bands.
APH StackUps:Spatial Reasoning Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings http://www.aph.org p.44 1-08960-00 $209 http://www.aph.org StackUps encourages students to: Recognize, name, build, draw, compare, and sort 2- and 3-dimensional shapes Describe attributes and parts of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes Investigate & predict the results of putting together & taking apart 2- and 3-dimensional shapes Students can practice: Building 3-D models using Velcro® cubes in combination with tactile displays Using Mat Plans to construct and create stacked cube arrangements Interpreting front-right-top views Determining volume and surface area
StackUps Include: StackUps cubes, set of 20 Stacked Cube Arrangement Cards Mat Plan Cards Mat Plan Worksheets 5 x 5 Grids Velcro®-backed Squares for use w/ the 5 x 5 grids Large Print Teacher’s Guidebook Braille Teacher’s Guidebook Guidebook CD-ROM with an interactive “StackUps Skills Checklist”
Software Programs Digital Frog www.digitalfrog.com/ This is an award winning piece of software which is accessible and may allow dissection by low vision students, and possibly blind students with assistance.
Software Programs The Rainforest http://www.digitalfrog.com/products/rainforest.html This is a fully accessible software program that enables students to take a field trip through a rain forest.
Software Programs Interactive Skeleton http://www.primalpictures.com/Interactive_Skeleton.aspx This is a relatively sophisticated software written for first year medical students. It may be accessible to students with low vision with a JAWS or screen-reader interface.
Software Programs Cell Structure and Function http://www.digitalfrog.com/products/sciencematrix.html Winner of a World Summit Award. Students build a plant, animal and prokaryotic cell, selecting from over 20 structures. They consider the role of each component in creating a fully functioning cell. Support information is provided for each cell structure, with facts, virtual models, photographs and micrographs to enhance engagement.
Tools for Reading and Writing WYNN Wizard - http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/WYNN.asp http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/WYNN.asp WYNN is an innovative literacy software tool designed to enhance success for individuals with reading challenges and writing difficulties. WYNN is available in two versions: WYNN Wizard and WYNN Reader. Both these computer programs read text aloud while highlighting spoken words, include the four color-coded toolbars, and provide reading, writing, studying, productivity, and Internet features.
Tools for Reading and Writing Read&Write Gold - http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/Writing/Read-Write- GOLD http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/Writing/Read-Write- GOLD Read&Write Gold gives a boost to people who need support with reading, writing and learning by making support tools available right at their fingertips. In addition to text to speech, Read&Write Gold allows users to convert speech to text. This voice recognition tool makes use of a simple training program with audible prompts to prepare the computer for recognizing the speaker's voice. Read&Write Gold software contains Daisy Reading technology and allows users to read their Daisy Books while working within the Read&Write program.
Tools for Reading and Writing Kurzweil 3000 – http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000.aspx#q2 http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000.aspx#q2 Kurzweil 3000 is a comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for a struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners. The software can access virtually any information, whether it is printed, electronic, or on the Web. Kurzweil 3000 is content independent, and usable from elementary to college. The Kurzweil 3000 product line consists of three different products, all available either as standalone or network editions. Schools can mix and match these products within their environment based on their needs.
Tools for Reading and Writing Kurzweil 1000 - http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz1000.aspx http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz1000.aspx Kurzweil 1000TM is software that makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired. It combines accessibility, communication and productivity tools to ease and enhance their reading, writing and learning experience. The software speaks text aloud in a variety of natural- sounding voices that can be modified to suit individual preferences. In addition, it provides users with document creation and editing as well as study skills capabilities for note taking, summarizing and outlining text.
Tools for Reading and Writing JAWS - http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_j aws.asp http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_j aws.asp The most popular screen reader worldwide, JAWS® for Windows® works with a PC to provide access to today’s software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer’s sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays, providing unmatched Braille support of any screen reader on the market.
Speech Recognition Software Dragon NaturallySpeaking - http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/defa ult.asp http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/defa ult.asp Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the world’s best-selling speech recognition software. Dragon NaturallySpeaking works with the most commonly used desktop applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and AOL.