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.
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.
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.
The StudentMate™ features a color touch screen, wireless and Ethernet connectivity, Flash enabled web browser, Word and Excel compatible applications, e-mail, and several educational programs pre-loaded. The technology behind the StudentMate™ allows the user to adapt and expand the StudentMate™ hardware and software to any one of the K-12 grade levels.
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.
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.
SofType is a software utility which replaces the functionality of a standard keyboard with a full featured on-screen keyboard. SofType can be accessed using a mouse or mouse emulator. This software may be helpful for students who cannot access a standard keyboard.
The Tracker Pro is a head pointing device using a camera to recognize head movement. It operates from the USB port of a computer or compatible AAC device Use the Tracker Pro to give mouse control to students with Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and any other disability where the user has little or no control of their hands to use a standard mouse.
Typing Assistant predicts and autocompletes frequently used words and phrases, making typing faster and requiring less effort. Typing Assistant integrates with all popular programs on MS Windows: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Notepad, UltraEdit, WordPad, ICQ Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and commonly used web browsers. Available in multiple languages.
The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader application reads documents out loud, e-books, standard Windows dialog boxes, clipboard contents (for emails and web text), and incoming instant messages on AOL, AIM, ICQ and MSN Messenger clients. In addition to speaking text out loud, this program is able to write audio data directly to Windows WAV files. You can convert all your documents and e-books into WAV files and then burn them to audio CDs or convert them into MP3 files. Ultra Hal TTS Reader has several high quality voices to choose from and gives you control over speed, pitch, and volume.