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1 TechDis Tuesdays Free and Open Source Software

2 FOSS library user aids

3 TechDis A.T. genres Grouped by task rather than impairment: reading writing recording planning communication visualisation alternative interfaces

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5 LetMeType: Lingoes: Dasher:

6 Audacity: Camstudio: Jing:

7 Xmind: FreeMind: RapidSet: *http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/ VuBar: *http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk Virtual Magnifying Glass: * Denotes search for item on page (long list)

8 Free portable text to speech tools DSpeech Balabolka a.com/balabolka.htm a.com/balabolka.htm

9 Free TechDis Voices

10 JISC TechDis new FOSS pages ologymatters/enablingtech/FOSS ologymatters/enablingtech/FOSS

11 Questions for discussion 1. What are the barriers to widespread usage of these tools? Accessing exe files? How do we get around those? 2. Networking and/or portability? 3. How do we encourage uptake among staff / students? 4. Training on their use – how is this best effected? Youtube? 5. What other FOSS tools might be of interest? 6. Examples of deployment (institutional level)


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