iSign is an animated phrase book of 800 American Sign Language (ASL) gestures. Each of the gestures is modeled with a 3D character and completely animated. The vantage point for each sign was chosen so that the user can see the details of the hand positions. These are the ASL signs, not finger spellings.
Cosmo’s Learning Systems introduces an innovation in learning for children of developmental age 2-to-8 years with and without disabilities. This unique family of learning tools features Mission Control and Cosmo's Play and Learn software.
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.
The touch monitors come in two sizes, 15" and 17". They feature IntelliTouch SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) technology, which means you can operate them with your finger, a stylus or a pointing device.
This reading tool is a Mac or PC screenreader with study features such as: word prediction, homophone alert, customizable text and background colors and layout, single word pronunciation or full text to speech, and reads text on the web.
ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material using text-to-speech. Users can generate an audio file from almost any written material. Users have the option of writing a text, copying text from another file, uploading a file (MS Office, PDF, txt, and HTML documents), or indicating a website address or RSS feed URL.
Use this program with students who read and write more efficiently with word/picture associations. Pictures automatically appear when a word is completed. Additional pictures can be added.
WriteOnline is an online word processing application for students. Users log on to the WriteOnline website, and can access word prediction features, text-to-speech, and other writing tools from any computer. Each student gets his or her personal online folders as part of the WriteOnline subscription, and they can save documents either online or to their own computer. Students' user preferences are automatically stored for them online, so the program starts up as they want it every time, on any computer.
OnScreen is an on-screen keyboard that allows the user to enter text into any application. OnScreen includes WordComplete, a word completion program that may help students speed up their typing. WordComplete is also available separately.
WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which may help people with reading and writing difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits in a user's toolbar and is configurable, allowing users to adjust the highlight colors, the voice and the rate of speed of the speech.