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Visual Thesaurus

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.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math
CaptionMaker

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.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: deafness
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
Interpretype

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.

Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: deafness, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
MovieCaptioner

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, major-other health impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Reading: Foundational Skills
Math