A fully digital math calculator with text-to-speech. Switch/Scan accessible.
MathType has three important accessibility capabilities. First of all, MathType can be used as an add-on to Microsoft Word to enable students with hand writing or mobility issues to create math equations with a computer, either via the keyboard, mouse, or with a variety of adaptive mouse tools. Secondly, MathType can be used to create accessible math content via MathType's MathPage function. The resulting web document can then be read with any MathML-enabled screen reader or assistive technology application.
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.
Tazti is a free lightweight speech recognition program that allows the user to navigate social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, etc.), control iTunes, search Google and YouTube, manage bookmarks, and more through simple speech commands. Tazti cannot handle full-text dictation, but will allow a user to surf the web using only their voice.
The Swell-Form Graphics II Machine is a simple, fast and low cost method of creating stunning tactile maps, diagrams, text and graphics. This machine has revolutionized the process of creating these tactile images. Using the special Swell-Touch paper, simply print onto this paper as you normally would through your standard printer or copy machine (we recommend a laser printer/copier, as it creates finer lines).
Speak4Use offers users wireless voice control of their environment, communications, entertainment and computer applications. The core software platform allows vision and mobility challenged individuals to interact with their computer and control their environment, entertainment and computer applications with simple conversational voice commands.
The AGC provides the functionality of handheld scientific calculators commonly used in the classroom. Operating on a flexible Windows platform and augmented with audio and tactile feedback, the AGC provides an alternative for people who cannot effectively use a handheld calculator, or those seeking a more interactive interface for math.
World's largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for people with print disabilities. Collection has over 90,000 digital books including textbooks, children's books, literature, popular books, special collections, newspapers and magazines that can be easily downloaded in DAISY or BRF formats. Membership is free for U.S. students with qualified print disabilities, and members get free reading software for PC and Mac.
This study examines the effects of a CD-ROM audio textbook, alone and combined with the SLiCK strategy, on the academic performance and reading of secondary students in content-rich history classes.
The effects of tutor-or computer-assisted word recognition (speech or voice) were assessed in a sample of third grade children. At pre-test, students' reading accuracy and fluency were evaluated on a training word list, generalization word list, and reading passages. Students were then randomly assigned to one of three group conditions—control (students practiced word lists alone), tutor-assisted, and computer-assisted—and given three training sessions.