Adaptive Technology Software
Jaws for Windows XP/Vista: version 10.0
JAWS for Windows is a screen-reader software program developed for blind and low vision impaired students. Jaws is compatible most standard personal computer sound cards and sound blasters. Thus offers blind and low vision impaired students easier access to information technology. JAWS works with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows NT operating systems. JAWS software is also compatible with Microsoft Word 10.0, Excel and other related application software. It can also browse the web, read or help you write e-mail messages, recalculate spreadsheets, and access information in a database. Therefore, if students need to write term papers or composition, JAWS can read back to students what they are writing. JAWS can also help students navigate the Internet for research projects.
ZoomText Magnifier/Screen Reader for Windows XP/Vista: version 9.1
ZoomText is a screen – reading magnification software for students with low vision. ZoomText can enlarge any Windows XP and Windows NT programs from two (2x) to sixteen (16x) times its original size. It has eight (8) different zoom windows for full partial screen enlargement and displays clear images. It is a very easy program to install, images are displayed in color and can be use to navigate the Internet. ZoomText is considered the most advanced screen magnifier on the market.
Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000 for Windows XP/Vista: version 11
Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000 are sophisticated computer scan / reading software programs design for students with learning disabilities and visual impairments. The programs are capable of converting printed material from textbooks, magazines, and other word processing documents to high-quality synthesized speech format using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000 then read to students aloud and can be programmed to read at their pace. It is a user-friendly program, and easy to navigate. Kurzweil program is an advanced reading system which provides spoken dictionary definitions, synonyms, syllabification, and letter-by-letter spelling. It has the capability to help students build their reading vocabulary.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional for Windows XP/Vista: version 10
Most people speak over 120 words per minute but type less than 40 words per minute. What if you could create email, documents and spreadsheets simply by speaking? What if you could control your PC just by talking to it, starting programs, using menus, surfing the web? This revolutionary and easy-to-use product gives you everything you need to be more efficient with your PC. Turn your voice into text three times faster than most people type with up to 99% accuracy. It’s so easy; you can use it right out of the box. It learns to recognize your voice instantly and continually improves the more you use it. Dragon Naturally Speaking works with the most commonly used desktop applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, or AOL.
Co: Writer 4000 for Windows XP/Vista version 4
Co:Writer is Word Prediction software that can help increase students with disabilities writing skills. Co:Writer 4000 combines word prediction, grammar and vocabulary support capabilities to Microsoft Word processor formats that accept text or email programs. As students type, Co:Writer 4000 predicts words for the sentence, even if you use phonetic spelling. Predicted words are read aloud to help students reveal their word options.
Virtual Pencil Arithmetic for Windows XP/Vista version 5
VP Arithmetic is computer software that is used to interactively solve math problems. It is designed for those who are pencil impaired: unable to operate a pencil effectively. The math problem is displayed on the screen, one number above the other with digits lined up in vertical columns. The Tutor tells the student where he is in the problem, what steps need to be done to solve it, and will even do the navigating and provide the answer. The current product handles addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, with decimals and fractions.