CLiCk, Speak is an open source, freely available extension for the Firefox web browser. It is part of the CLC-4-TTS Suite of products, it features a mouse driven interface, and it reads web pages - hence its name. CLiCk, Speak is designed for sighted users who want text-to-speech functionality. It doesn't identify elements or announce events - two features that are important for visually impaired users but unnecessary for sighted users. It also has a simplified, mouse driven interface that is designed to be easy for users familiar with point-and-click graphical user interfaces.
Use this product with students who can use a handheld wand or mouthstick to point, but are unable to exert much force. The Magic Wand Keyboard is a miniature computer keyboard, with a built-in mouse, that allows users to fully access any computer. It is designed to be used with little or no hand movement and works with the lightest touch of a wand (either hand-held or mouthstick). Use this product with students who have no strength and little or no hand/arm movement, but who have some fine motor control.
Stellarium is a free open source science planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, mobile devices, and even the Dropbox website.
WriteOnline is an online word processing application for students. Users log on to the WriteOnline website, and can access word prediction features, text-to-speech, and other writing tools from any computer. Each student gets his or her personal online folders as part of the WriteOnline subscription, and they can save documents either online or to their own computer. Students' user preferences are automatically stored for them online, so the program starts up as they want it every time, on any computer.
Use this product with students who are unable to access a standard keyboard and who able to make selections by pointing. The Magic Touch Add-on Touch Screen is an aftermarket touch screen that can be added to any computer monitor, allowing users to access their computers by touching the screen with finger, fingernail, gloved hand or stylus. This product may also be useful for early learners.
This device allows a user to control the cursor with sips or puffs of air on a mouth tube.
Use this tool with students who cannot use a standard mouse, but are able to reliably control movement of their feet. The Savant Foot Switch is programmed to perform mouse clicks. Three foot pedals offer left button mouse clicks, right click and scrolling. Savant Foot Swtich comes in 1,2,or 3 pedal additions.
The Roller II Joystick (pictured) is still available and is the most adaptable mouse substitute on the market. The Roller II Joystick is a sturdy three button switch adaptable pointing devices. Roller II has separate buttons for left click, right click and drag lock with color corresponding switch ports on the back of the units. A flashing light indicates the drag button has been activated.
The Big Red Switch is a single switch measuring 5" that is activated by pressing anywhere on the top surface. This switch also features auditory feedback.