Use this program's structured format to design writing activities for students by guiding them through planning, organizing and preparing a first draft. Both graphic and outline formats assist in the writing process. Writing genre templates available.
DBT provides translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to braille (and vice versa), and also provides word-processing facilities for working directly in the braille as well as the print. "Fonts" are used for displaying the braille.
Use this tool for students who have difficulty controlling a mouse, but are able to point with reliable accuracy. The Easy Cat is a touchpad/pointing device that allows users to point, click, double-click, and drag text, functioning much like a standard mouse.
Easy-Link is a small-sized Braille keyboard that allows users full access to a PDA, mobile phone or laptop. Easy-Link is portable and can fit in purse or pocket, so it can be a useful solution for visually impaired users who use a variety of technology tools in daily living.
Use the E-Text reader for reading digital text. Students can highlight their notes in one color and important information in another. Then extract just the highlighted information to a new file and have it read aloud.
Expert Space is a digital learning environment for science and social studies content. Includes multiple reading scaffolds to ensure that all students can access content. All articles are leveled according to the Lexile Framework of Reading. Spanish translations and read-aloud tools are also available.
The Focus 40 is a portable Braille Display allowing users who are visually impaired to access a computer. The Focus 40 features 40 cells of Braille and has programmable “hot keys” for specific functions. Works with JAWS.
The Focus 80 is a portable Braille Display allowing users who are visually impaired to access a computer. The Focus 80 features 80 cells of Braille and has programmable “hot keys” for specific functions. Works with JAWS.
The Footime Foot Mouse is a mouse and programmable keypad controlled by a user's feet. Users control cursor movement using a slipper-shaped foot pedal. Foot pedals can be defined for any key or key combination. May be helpful for users suffering from hand and wrist stress, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hand injuries, or other physical impairments that limit the use of hands and arms.
Frogpad is a one-handed portable keyboard allowing users to access computers, PDAs, mobile phones and other devices. Use this device with users who need an alternative keyboard and are capable of using one hand to type.