The Talking Checkbook has a simple interface that makes managing any bank account more accessible. You can use it to manage a checking, savings or even a retirement account. Information and reports can be generated in MS Word or exported to a spreadsheet. It is designed not only for individuals who find it difficult to write in small areas and for those who find simple math difficult, but anyone who wants an easy way to write checks and balance accounts.
For those who are learning to read, Route 66 Literacy is a web-based service that provides literacy instruction for persons (adolescents and adults) with developmental disabilities and/or those who are learning to speak, read, and write English. For those who are teaching reading, Route 66 is designed to help teachers and non-teachers (volunteers, parents) teach reading and writing.
The Medialexie Scribe 2012 is a unique software designed to support individuals in reading and written language activities. With text-to-speech, speech-to-text, word prediction, note-taking, and phonetic transcription tools, the Medialexie Scribe 2012 allows students to access and use core content independently.
School Rules! Volume 1 teaches older children (of cognitive age 8-18) acceptable behaviors during structured activities related to the classroom, group work and physical education. This volume also presents real-life video scenarios covering those parts of school life that are not part of academic programming, including hanging out with friends, hallway interaction, and the sensitive issues of PE locker room and personal hygiene. This program allows parents and teachers to tailor the video sequences to match each child's individual skill level.
School Rules! Volume 2 takes up where School Rules! Volume 1 leaves off, teaching social interpretation skills during unstructured times when social rules are most challenging. It's a great way to build social and organizational skills in children who run into difficulty dealing with lunch periods and hallway interactions between classes.
The Community Integration Suite is AbleLink's original handheld suite, designed to make basic daily organization, scheduling, task-completion, and cell phone use available in a picture-and-audio touch screen format. Tasks can be designed with personalized audio and visual cues, including video clips. The Community Integration Suite runs on Windows Mobile PDA's and SmartPhones.
Endeavor Desktop Environment transforms the face of computer technology. Every individual vies a customized desktop that delivers personalized content in a simplified picture-and-audio environment. Content for individual users can be managed by administrators on the local machine or via a remote connection. Endeavor includes AbleLink's simplified media player, email, web browser, and task prompter, as well as easy access to any other program's on the user's computer. Note: A free trial is available.
The satalight™ is an Assistive Technology Interactive Learning Station, accessible to people with significant physical and/or learning disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. The ADA wheelchair compliant satalight™ offers multi-sensory stimulation, allows for annotation and touch on an interactive whiteboard with a high output projector and has the capability to incorporate additional components.
Appropriate accommodations can include the use of assistive technology devices.Thirty years ago, fewer than 100 such devices were commercially available. Today, more than 29,000 assistive technology' devices exist for individuals with disabilities and for aging adults (Bausch & Hasselbring, 2004), Too often, people think of these devices in temis of expensive laptop computers and sophisticated software.
With the passage of landmark federal laws, equal access to technology for all students, regardless of their abilities, has been getting increasing attention in the field of education. Although considering a continuum of assistive technology (AT) items and services for individuals with disabilities is a mandated practice, education and rehabilitation professionals are faced with challenges of providing effective AT service delivery due to lack of clear legal and practical guidelines.