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.
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.
Dolphin Publisher offers versatile DAISY publishing features for experienced publishers, colleges, employers or disability service providers who provide for a wide range of students or staff members. Users can: convert material to DAISY format from html, text, rtf and doc files; insert footnotes, page numbering and pop-up pictures; add images and synchronize them with audio and text; mix human audio with synthetic audio; use synthesized speech or record your own narration.
Dolphin EasyConverter allows users to create versions of learning printed learning materials that can be converted to Braille, MP3, large print or DAISY digital talking book. This can be done in two ways, either from electronic files on the user's computer or from printed documents scanned in to Microsoft Word. Once the file is created, users can output it in any format they choose, making this a possible solution for classrooms with a wide variety of learning needs for reading.
The Discover Intensive Phonics interactive software and direct instruction materials work hand-in-hand to create a reading system that works for all students, no matter their learning styles. The software program is an individualized, interactive reading solution for students with varying needs and learning styles. Discover Intensive Phonics employs a multi-sensory approach and features a human voice soundtrack, visual cues, and the use of a keyboard and mouse, as well as paper and pencil, to engage students' attention.