Accessibility Software

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Accessibility Software Provided by the AT Technology lab

Evergreen has a standard set of AT software for all of the College’s AT stations.

  • Read and Write Gold
    • All you need to access this free download is your Evergreen login credentials (username and password), and an internet connection. Please note that this may take up to 30-45 minutes to install, depending on your internet speed
    • Improves reading comprehension: hear web pages and documents read aloud with a choice of natural voices
    • Help students understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries
    • Develop writing skills and confidence with word prediction and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker
    • Support homework and independent research with study skills tools
    • Turn documents and web pages into MP3 files for easy listening on the move
    • Assists English Language Learners and students studying a second language
    • Accessibility features like screen masking give extra support to students with dyslexia and other literacy challenges
  • NVDA is a free, open source, globally accessible screen reader for the blind and vision impaired.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking v15: A speech recognition software package. Control and use your computer via voice command.
  • Inspiration v9: Inspiration is a tool for visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations - the ultimate thinking and learning tool. 
Accessible Software often employs optical character recognition known as OCR. Understanding how it works can help you make your content accessible.