Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Commonly Used Technology Websites

http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.aspx
Kurzweil 3000 is a text-to-speech software that provides a multisensory approach to learning. This technology can be especially helpful for students who have dyslexia, attention issues, reading and writing concerns and more. It can be used with e-books to provide the student with another method for learning support.
 
http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-product/dragon/product-resources/features-and-demos/index.htm   
Dragon Naturally Speaking uses speech-to-text technology to provide support for students with motor issues that have affected their ability to actually write out their notes or papers. A student who has dysgraphia or chronic medical issues may benefit.
 
http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/
The Pulse Smartpen can provide the student with a visual and audio of any written work. It is a tool that can be used for review of any notes and is an excellent re-teaching tool. It is of benefit to any student, but is especially helpful for those students who need Math support, have attention issues, or a learning disability.
 
http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp
This screen reader program was developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content. JAWS will read aloud what is on the computer screen.
 
http://www.accesstext.org/ 
The AccessText Network is a membership exchange network that provides and supports students with diagnosed print disabilities. It serves as an exchange network for post-secondary distribution of alternative textbook files. 
 

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