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AT Toolkit

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  • AT on the Go (portable apps)

    • AccessApps - (FREE) collection of 50 open source assistive technology applications that can be entirely used from a USB flash drive (Windows only).  These applications will run without needing to install anything on a computer and provide a range of e-learning solutions to support writing, reading and planning as well as visual and mobility difficulties.

    • The Portable Freeware Collection


  • * NEW *  Browser Add-Ons

    • READABILITY - simple bookmarklet tool that allows users to choose how text on web pages is presented


  • Dictionaries

    • WordWeb - (FREE) English dictionary, thesaurus, & word finder

    • Talking Dictionary - (TRIAL) speech-enabled encyclopedic dictionary & thesaurus. Uses built-in speech or existing screen reader. Contains 250,000 word entries & fully browsable.






  • Screen Readers
      • WebAnywhere - (FREE) web-based screen reader accessible from almost any computer that has audio output and is connected to the Internet without installing any additional software





  • Text-to-Speech [TTS]

    • NEW WordTalk 4.2! - (FREE) free WordTalk utility, developed by Rod MacAulay, to add speech output to Microsoft 

      Word. You may be interested to know that Version 4.2 is now available from http://www.wordtalk.org.uk. This has a number of new features:

      - the ability to have keys "echoed back" as they are typed. (This 

      slows the system down, but is still useful for some users.)

      - the ability to save and load settings for an individual user.

      - the ability to convert a text file into an MP3 or WAV file.

      - improved reading of the spellchecker.

      The program was designed for Windows XP, but can be made to work with Vista, though there have been a few problems with a small number of Vista configurations.         


    • NaturalReader - (FREE)

    • Non-Visual Desktop Access - (FREE)

    • ReadPlease

    • Reading Made Easy - (TRIAL)


    • ACE-HIGH Text-To-Speech Reader - (TRIAL; $29.95)


    • * NEW *  xtranormal - (FREE) text-to-movie


  • Web Browsers

    • Zac's Browser - FREE web browser developed specifically for young children with autism (Windows only)




Comments (1)

Beth Poss said

at 3:15 pm on Jul 26, 2008

This is great Jeremy! Thanks:)

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