Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Software and Hardware Lists

1. JAWS (Windows Screen Reader) for Persons with Visual Impairment

 JAWS (Job Access with Speech) enables blinds to access today's popular software applications and the Internet using an integrated voice synthesizer and the computer sound card to output the content of the computer screen into speech. It supports applications such as email, word processors, spreadsheets, web browsers, project management and research tools, software development tools, database management software, sound editing software, programming languages and much more. The AUC is already upgrading Jaws to the Latest Versions to introduce possible accessibility support for Windows 10 Creators update (especially Microsoft Edge), Office 365, up to Devenv 14, ETC, with Arabic and English at the same time.

2. Fusion (Windows Screen Magnifier) for People with Low Vision

A powerful screen magnifier solution has the above Jaws Screen Reading Functionality by enlarging the data shown on the Computer monitor 16 times to help students with low vision to read what is written on the screen with the best quality and performance. It has an exclusive xFont technology that can display high-definition text and make them easy to read at all magnification levels. It also has Smooth, bold and condensed settings that can allow users to tune the thickness and spacing of text for added legibility.

3. Dragon Naturally Speaking for Persons with Typing Disabilities and Hard Hearing. 

The world's most popular speech recognition software lets handicapped Students accomplish more on their computer quickly and accurately using their voice. Regarding hard Hearings: They can turn the Instructor spoken words into text and executes voice commands much faster than they can type, so they can realize their productivity potential at their work, school, or home.

4. Kurzweil 1000 for Scanning and OCR Services

A powerful Application designed specifically for blind Users, referring them to the true page orientation on the imaging device and setting it automatically. It works with any Scanjet or Flatbed scanner using Image Acquisition Services. And while scanning, the user can choose between various thresholds and adjust the scanner resolution/brightness according to his paper case. Regarding character recognition, It takes its high OCR capability from two famous OCR engines, Fine Reader and Scan Soft. Furthermore, It also plays a major role in converting scanned documents into Braille format that could be directly sent to the embosser for Braille printing.

5. ABBYY FineReader PDF for Extra Scanning and OCR Operations

An additional smarter solution enhancing and maximizing our work efficiencies through scanning and OCR the class materials with the capability of combining single and multilanguage documents such as Arabic or Arabic and English.

6. Duxbury Braille Translator for Braille Embossing Services

A powerful Braille translator using a Braille true type font with various document styles and containing all certified Braille tables for more than 130 languages and accents, including Arabic.

1. Everest Braille Embosser for Braille Printing Services

An effective Braille embosser printing single and double-sided Braille on a flexible range of user-defined paper formats with adjustable paper size up to 25 cm paper width and 35 cm paper length and margins controllers. It enables blind users to customize the embossing settings through Braille buttons and sound feedback.

2. View Plus Tiger Braille Embosser (Desktop Series) for BraillePrinting Services

Another device for optimizing our Braille printing routines is through embossing the graphics and Imaging with high Resolutions using tactile graphics technology, which converts all non-textual information to touchable raised surfaces and dots to make blind persons feel them easily.

3. Victor Reader Stream (New Generation) for In-Classroom Services

A handheld device recording and playing voice and media in normal and DAISY formats using a microphone or line-in with human-sounding voices for a pleasant text-to-speech experience. The text-to-speech has a Localization for more than 50 languages, and the device detects the language automatically and switches between different synthesizers quickly.

4. Braille Sense Polaris for In-Classroom Services

A refreshable Braille notetaker allows blind users to create and read documents in Braille font with optionally sound feedback. With this device, the user has advanced Word processing options that allow him to easily manage his most important tasks with enjoyable 32 Braille Cells. He/she can also access their e-mail, browse the Internet and so on. With the device's flippable LCD display, blinds and sighted can interact at the same time.

5. BrailleNote Touch Plus 32 Braille Notetaker/Tablet for InClassroom Services

Another Refreshable Braille notetaker has the above capabilities with visual touch surface using a special touch Braille screen, giving its blind users an unprecedented opportunity to access tablet-based World.

6. Clover Book Video Magnifier for In-Classroom Services

A 12.5-inch portable video magnifier has a large display screen and an elaborated multi-camera system with a Latin OCR platform and optional audio and vibration feedback.