Caption Mic is a "do-it-yourself" captioning system that produces captions with the help of speech recognition technology. A voice captioner echoes what is spoken at an event, and the resulting captions are displayed on a TV monitor or other display device. Use this tool with students who have hearing impairments and need classroom lectures captioned.
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.
Interpretype® is a face-to-face communication system which meets Section 508 and ADA Compliance requirements by providing alternative solutions for individuals who are Deaf, speech impaired, or anyone in need of a non-verbal face-to-face conversation. Also known as an ITY, the new Interpretype does not require the use of on-site interpreters, VRS or VRI. However, the system is embedded with a capability to access these services whenever they are requested.
MovieCaptioner is an easy-to-use video captioning software that will help even a total novice to make their videos accessible to deaf and hearing impaired students. In short, if you can type, you can use MovieCaptioner. It can export many formats, including embedded QT captions, YouTube captions, and captions for DVDs and broadcast TV.
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). The sequence of seven Stages is based on the work of Madalaine Pugliese, a nationally recognized authority in the fields of assistive and instructional technologies.
2goPC is a small, lightweight (2.8 lbs) netbook computer with a built-in carrying handle. With drop-proof construction, protective cover and spill resistant keyboard, it is designed to be rugged and durable. Configuration on Intel® Atom™ equipped units includes Intel® 1.6GHz Atom™ CPU, 1GB RAM and 40GB Hard Drive. 2 USB ports allow for USB port, external hard drive, keyboard and mouse. Can assist students with reading, writing, math and science material.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its display encourages exploration and learning. Available both as a desktop version and a web version. Additional features of Visual Thesaurus include Spelling Bee and Vocab Grabber. Spelling Bee: User is challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to the user's individual skill level.
Supernova allows users three ways to access Microsoft Windows programs - text-to-speech, Braille, magnification or a combination of all three. Users can make use of the screen reader in conjunction with magnification to make text easier to read, change font color and size to make text more comfortable to work with, and magnify text up to 60 times. Supernova also works with a wide range of refreshable Braille displays.
Closed captioning and subtitling software. MacCaption (Mac) and CaptionMaker (PC) come in many different versions. The right software for you depends on what format(s) you want to deliver with captions and/or subtitles.