Center for Academic Technologies and Assistive Technology work with faculty in making course material accessible to students requiring assistive technologies. Demonstrations, training and support of assistive technologies are available.
... Listen Now! The INDATA YouTube Channel · A11y- Basic Web Accessibility Videos ... With advancements in technology, there are several devices already available to help individuals with visual impairments read.
What is it? Device, the "iseewhatyousay" a device for the deaf and hard of hearing. Using a combination of speech-to-text, bluetooth which can take voice input and output that to text on a remote device.
The ATbar created by the University of Southampton has been re written and updated.
This tool which in a previous existence, was trialed by the University of the West of Scotland Enabling Support Team who placed this on their departmental website. This case study featured as one of the iTech case studies by the JISC RSC Scotland (http://bit.ly/H9OBUv).
The standard ATbar Lite is a bookmark that can be dragged to the browser toolbar (or added to favorites). Fonts can be enlarged, their style changed with increased line spacing to aid readability. There is a spell checker and dictionary. Text to speech for reading selected text uses a female Acapela voice in both languages.
The use of Readability reduces clutter on a web page and word prediction comes thanks to AItype. It works with all plain text edit boxes.
The entire look and feel of an accessible web page can be changed to offer high contrast mode with linear text or just colour changes to the text and links. The toolbar colour can be changed. It is possible to reset pages and exit the toolbar at anytime.
When a new web page is loaded the toolbar has to be relaunched.
This RSCtv session introduced the JISC Techdis Toolbox. This resource was designed primarily for learners based on feedback from former students who were asked “what should your tutor have told you but never did?”
The Toolbox offers a range of guides, 'how tos' and multimedia resources to help people to work smarter, more efficiently and (most importantly) with inclusion in mind.
Has everyone updated to iOS 6? I’m very excited about the new Accessibility features. I’m most excited about the new Guided Access feature. This new feature is going to be so helpful during my therapy sessions!
Looking for a free batch PDF converter? This article describes how you can convert several Office documents, PowerPoint Presentations and Excel Spreadsheets into the Adobe PDF format online at once using Google Docs.
One free [downloadable package of software] allows students the ability to make almost any computer a fully accessible device. Students can convert text to audio, get their ideas down by speaking, They can draw, manipulate photography, create visual or audio-visual presentations, calculate mathematics a variety of ways, organize themselves, try a different keyboard, support their spelling and writing… and most importantly, learn the power of
Our mission is working for a world with zero barriers. Worldwide, the Zero Project finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities. The focus of the year 2014 is accessibility.
Take notes synced to audio with the bestselling AudioNote app. AudioNote combines note-taking and voice recording software to create a powerful tool that saves you time while improving the quality of your notes. Available for iOS, Mac, Windows, and Android.
The Adaptech Research Network consists of a team of academics, students and consumers. We conduct research involving college and university students with a variety of disabilities in Canada. We are based at Dawson College in Montreal and have been in existence since 1996.
They have updated their extensive database of free and inexpensive adaptive technology, including Windows and Mac OS based items and Apple Apps (i.e, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad).
They also reviewed built-in accessibility features for Apple computers, Windows 7, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
Google Docs can now perform OCR on digital images. You can upload an image containing typewritten or printed text (like a fax document or a scanned newspaper clipping) to your Google Docs account and it will turn that image into editable text.