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Eye-Pal

The Eye-Pal is a one pound, portable USB scanner/reader capable of converting any printed material to Refreshable Braille, speech or text file.

Grade Level: middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: deaf-blindness, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math

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.

Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury
Operating Systems: Linux, Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Knowledge Manager

Concept mapping software, for individuals and organizations. The use of knowledge management methods eases learning through dialogue and advanced communication strategies.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Proloquo

Use this program to help support students with communication, writing and using the computer. Proloquo provides a communication system for users who cannot speak, speech feedback in any application while typing, can serve as a talking word processor and provides text-to-speech capabilities. This program can also help improve the accessibility of Mac OSX for users with visual impairments. Can be used with onscreen keyboards for Mac and with switch access.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh
English Language Arts:
Math

Although developed with college classes in mind, many of our simulated laboratories are also ideal for advanced science high school classes. Based on feedback from teachers, we created special collections of our college labs covering topics from osmosis and the cell cycle to natural selection and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium to ecology. These specially discounted "high school only" collections can be used on their own or as complements to field and wet labs and provide students a taste of the college curriculum.

Content Area: science
Grade Level: secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Smart Cat

Use this tool for students who have difficulty controlling a mouse, but are able to point with reliable accuracy. The Smart Cat is a desktop touchpad/pointing device that functions in much the same way as a standard mouse; users can use one-touch scrolling, double-click, etc. Features distinctive sounds for each operation.

Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
SAM Trackball

The SAM Trackball allows users to plug switches into SAM, using the switch input to replace the typical mouse button function (click, double click). The SAM Trackball Operates all special needs software that can be operated by a mouse click or simple keystroke(s). Students can also work with a partner to access general software; the switch user controls the click while the partner controls the movement of the track ball. Use this device with students who have gross motor skills.

Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Stellarium

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.

Content Area: science
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Linux, Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Sign Smith Studio

Sign Smith Studio is a sign language authoring tool that allows users to add "Signing Avatars" to their digital content. Created content is exported to video which can then be added to multimedia and literacy programs, web pages, PowerPoint presentations or Flash.

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: hearing impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math

The Switch-Adapted optical mouse is a standard mouse with two standard 1/8" plugs for two switches. Its left and right mouse clicks have been adapted so that you can use a switch for activation.

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math

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