Assistive Technology Software and Hardware Lists
I. Assistive Technology Software List:
1. Windows Screen Reading Solution (JAWs for Windows)
JAWS (Job Access with Speech). It helps students with visual impairments to read out load the content on the computer screen. It supports many applications such as email, word, spreadsheets, web browsers, project management, research tools, software development tools, database management software, sound editing software, programming languages and much more.
2. Windows Screen Magnification (Zoom Text)
A powerful screen magnifier solution that enlarges the data shown on the monitor to 16 times the screen size; this helps students with low vision to read what is written on the screen with best quality and performance.
3. Document Scanning and Conversion (Kurzweil 1000)
Kurzweil 1000 is a software connected to a specialized scanner helps scanning documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. This technology extracts all content, text, images and charts into a digitized format. Kurzweil also converts scanned documents into Braille format ready for Braille printing.
4. Dragon Naturally Speaking
Dragon Naturally Speaking is a specialized software helps converting speech to text. A service available for students with mobility and hearing impairments.
II. Assistive Technology Hardware List:
1. Braille Embosser
A Braille Printer is available for printing readings and exams in Braille format.
2. Braille Sense U Devices (for renting)
A portable Braille note taker also with speech recognition capabilities which allows the visually impaired student to take notes in class.
3. MP3 Voice Recorder
A portable MP3 Voice Recorder also with speech recognition capabilities which allows the visually impaired student to take notes in class.