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(Per Anne Carpenter's request (AT lab staff), updated list of available software and provided more details about Read&Write Gold.)
 
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====Evergreen has a standard set of AT software for all of the College’s AT stations.====
 
====Evergreen has a standard set of AT software for all of the College’s AT stations.====
*'''[https://www.evergreen.edu/access/assistive-technology Read and Write Gold]''' - Read and Write Gold is a robust software application that contains reading, writing, studying, & research tools, and integrates with common applications such as MS Word, and Adobe .PDF files. It has many functions including screen reading and dictation capabilities! All you need to access this 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.
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*'''[https://www.evergreen.edu/access/assistive-technology Read and Write Gold]'''
*'''[http://www.nuance.com/talk/ Dragon Naturally Speaking v10]''': A speech recognition software package. Control and use your computer via voice command.
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**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
*'''[http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp JAWS v11]''':(Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader, a software program for visually impaired users.
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**Improves reading comprehension: hear web pages and documents read aloud with a choice of natural voices
*'''[http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext/ ZoomText v9.1]''': A screen magnifier for Microsoft Windows. For users with limited vision.  
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**Help students understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries
*'''[http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000.html Kurzweil 3000]''': Reading software with lots of extensions that make it useful for students with many kinds of reading difficulties, not just the visually impaired.  
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**Develop writing skills and confidence with word prediction and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker
*'''[http://www.inspiration.com/Inspiration Inspiration v8]''': Inspiration is a tool for visual learning.
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**Support homework and independent research with study skills tools
*'''[http://www.audible.com/whatisie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=0ZD1T8M8N720JB95GYNA&pf_rd_m=A2ZO8JX97D5MN9&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=1402858021&pf_rd_p=1268268562&pf_rd_s=top-2 Audible Manager]''': Audible is a reader for audio books and a wide variety of other digital material.
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**Turn documents and web pages into MP3 files for easy listening on the move
*'''[http://tech.aph.org/pda_info.htm Icon and Braille+Sync]''': Software to work with the Icon and Braille Plus mobile manager.  
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**Assists English Language Learners and students studying a second language
*'''[https://www.learningally.org/About-Us/Why-Audiobooks Learning Ally -- Daisy Reader]'''-
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**Accessibility features like screen masking give extra support to students with dyslexia and other literacy challenges
===== <br> Accessible Software often employs optical character recognition known as OCR.  Understanding how it [[Optical Character Recognition|works]] can help you make your content accessible. =====
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*'''NVDA''' is a free, open source, globally accessible screen reader for the blind and vision impaired.  
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*'''Dragon Naturally Speaking v15''': A speech recognition software package. Control and use your computer via voice command.  
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*'''Inspiration v9''': Inspiration is a tool for visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations - the ultimate thinking and learning tool. 
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===== Accessible Software often employs optical character recognition known as OCR.  Understanding how it [[Optical Character Recognition|works]] can help you make your content accessible. =====
  
  
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====Accessibility Reasorces====
 
====Accessibility Reasorces====
*[https://www.evergreen.edu/accessibility Evergreen's Guide on Accessible Technology ]
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*[https://www.evergreen.edu/accessibility Evergreen's Guide on Accessible Technology]
*[[Accessibility_Help|Accessibility Help Page ]]
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*[[Accessibility_Help|Accessibility Help Page]]
 
*[[Tips_for_Providing_Barrier-Free_Access|Tips for Providing Barrier-Free Access]]
 
*[[Tips_for_Providing_Barrier-Free_Access|Tips for Providing Barrier-Free Access]]
 
*[[Accessibility_Software|Accessibility Software]]
 
*[[Accessibility_Software|Accessibility Software]]
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*[[Accessible_Video|Accessible Video]]
 
*[[Accessible_Video|Accessible Video]]
 
*[[Accessible_Canvas_Pages|Accessible Canvas Pages]]
 
*[[Accessible_Canvas_Pages|Accessible Canvas Pages]]
*[[Accessible_WordPress_Pages|Accessible WordPress Pages ]]
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*[[Accessible_WordPress_Pages|Accessible WordPress Pages]]
 
*[[Accessibility_Within_Canvas_Checklist|Accessibility Within Canvas Checklist]]
 
*[[Accessibility_Within_Canvas_Checklist|Accessibility Within Canvas Checklist]]
 
*[[Learn_more_about_Accessibiliity_and_Inclusive_Design|Learn more about Accessibiliity and Inclusive Design]]
 
*[[Learn_more_about_Accessibiliity_and_Inclusive_Design|Learn more about Accessibiliity and Inclusive Design]]
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Latest revision as of 11:33, 19 August 2019

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.