The Access Center for Disability Accommodations and Adaptive Technology offers a wide selection of hardware and software. The Access Center has only the most sophisticated and up-to-date Adaptive Technologies available on the market today. From Screen Reading software to controlling the entire computer with your voice, we can ensure that our students have the opportunities every student should have.
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Jaws is the most fully featured Screen Reading Software on earth, and because of that, the ACCESS Center has utilized this tool as the majority of our students have requested it due to its versitility and ease of use. JAWS has the ability to read any text, be it in basic ASCII Code, HTML or even just plain text from a Microsoft Word Document.
ZoomText is the unparalleled leader in Screen Enlargement technology. Now, with their new XFonts system, you can see your text clearer than ever. The ACCESS Center employs the use of ZoomTEXT Xtra! for both Limited Screen Reading and the best Screen Enlargement Tech available!
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred gives the power to create documents, reports and emails three times faster than most people type — with up to 99% accuracy. Surf the Web by voice or dictate and edit in Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel WordPerfect, and most other Windows-based applications. Create voice commands to quickly insert blocks of texts or images — such as your name, title, and signature. Dictate into a handheld device when you're away from your PC, or use a Bluetooth microphone for the same great dictation results without the wires
Using the proven power of visual learning, Inspiration® helps students strengthen critical thinking, comprehension and writing skills across the curriculum. Students build graphic organizers to represent concepts and relationships and use the integrated outlining capability to further organize ideas for reports. What used to be a hurdle is now an inspiration!
"Designed with students in mind. Neo is a rugged and lightweight learning tool that can be used anywhere, with 700 hours or more of operation on 3 AA alkaline batteries. Instant on/off and autosave eliminate startup delays and accidental data loss." AlphaSmart Technologies
The Neo offers productivity tools other than just note taking and document management. It also includes a Calculator, Spell-Checking and Thesaurus features.
The World's Most Popular Text to Speech Tool!
TextAloud reads text from email, web pages, reports and more, aloud on your PC. TextAloud can also save your daily reading to MP3 or Windows Media files ready for playback on your iPod, PocketPC, or even on your TV with Tivo's Home Media Option. Be more productive or just be entertained wherever you go with our text reader. Our TextAloud 2.0 release is here and packed with new features!
If you haven't heard computer speech lately, you'll be amazed at how human-like the latest voices really are. Click Here for a sample audio file created using our text to speech converter with the optional AT&T Natural Voices™. We also offer exciting premium voices from NeoSpeech™ and Cepstral™ to bring you the best quality and personality in speech for your PC.
Texthelp Read&Write Software is an excellent tool that empowers students and adults to read and write on their own with greater proficiency. Its greatest power comes from the number of powerful features bundled into one easy to use software that's usable within any application.
The gh PLAYER™ is a Section 508 compliant software player that is designed with accessibility as a priority. This software supports the following file formats:
- Plain Text (.txt)
- DAISY 2.02
- ANSI-NISO (Z39.86-2002)
- DAISY/NISO 2005 (Z36.86-2005)
The gh PLAYER™ provides people with disabilities access to information sources including large documents, textbooks, training manuals and publications. It also offers a variety of accessibility features for a fuller reading experience. These features include:
- Text-to-Speech functionality
- Digital magnification
- Contrast enhancement
- Synchronized text highlighting
OmniPage 17 is the fastest and most precise way to convert paper, PDF files, and even digital camera pictures into files you can edit in your favorite PC applications. It works with all scanners and you can capture text with a digital camera or iPhone®. OmniPage 17 lets you turn documents that would take hours to re-type into perfectly formatted documents in seconds. You can even turn scanned documents into specially formatted pages for easy reading on the Amazon Kindle.
A highly intelligent OCR (optical character recognition) software for creating editable and searchable electronic files from scanned paper documents, PDFs and digital photographs. ABBYY FineReader 10 gives you the power to unlock data in documents and images and transform them into manageable and accessible information.
The application reaches beyond typical OCR capabilities such as page by page recognition by processing complex, multipage documents including their original structure
Victor Reader Stream gives you access to a book with equivalent speed, flexibility and accuracy of reading a printed book. Download your favourite books and MP3s on your Stream and leave home with your library in the palm of your hand. This versatile, powerful DAISY-MP3 and NISO player lets you read and navigate through complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. You can also use its built in text to speech to read books in text format such as Bookshare. And that’s not all… there are many more functions, including an integrated microphone to record voice notes.
MathDaisy™ enables you to save documents in the DAISY Digital Talking Book format with accessible math. MathPlayer enabled DAISY player software to read materials in the manner that suits abilities and preferences best.
MathType™ is a powerful interactive tool for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents. MathType is the professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office and works with 100s of applications and websites.
MathPlayer™ enables Microsoft Internet Explorer to display mathematical notation in web pages. It is based on MathML technology and requires Internet Explorer for Windows version 6.0 and later.