OrCam MyReader 2 https://www.orcam.com/en/myreader2/ OrCam MyReader 2
Read from any surface.
The most advanced Artificial Intelligence device for the blind and visually impaired, that can read the morning paper, a favorite book, text messages, emails, and more.
Canute 360 - Braille eReader http://www.bristolbraille.co.uk/ Bristol Braille Technology has produced Canute 360, the world's first multi-line digital Braille e-reader.
Developed with, by, and for the blind community, Canute 360 will make reading digital Braille books affordable, practical and enjoyable.
Canute 360 is a standalone desktop multi-line Braille e-reader.
Compatible with all six-dot Braille codes; ideal for prose, maths, music, tables or charts. In fact, a Braille library can now be stored on a single USB stick or SD card in BRF or PEF format and read from Canute 360.
Microsoft Soundscape https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/ Microsoft Soundscape is a research project that explores the use of innovative audio-based technology to enable people, particularly those with blindness or low vision, to build a richer awareness of their surroundings, thus becoming more confident and empowered to get around.
Unlike step-by-step navigation apps, Soundscape uses 3D audio cues to enrich ambient awareness and provide a new way to relate to the environment. It allows you to build a mental map and make personal route choices while being more comfortable within unfamiliar spaces.
Amazon Echo Can Assist Struggling Learners https://bit.ly/1TXTdVf 30 Ways the Amazon Echo Can Assist Struggling Learners
Almost every week the Amazon Echo sends me emails about new tasks and features! What will they think of next? The Amazon Echo sells on Amazon for $179.99.
Eyegaze Edge eye tracking technology https://eyegaze.com/ Communicate with the world using the power of your eyes
The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can generate speech either by typing a message or selecting pre-programmed phrases.
Eyegaze Edge Systems are being used to write books, attend school and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities all over the world.
Virtual Multisensory Room https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/stories/sensory-room Virtual Multisensory Room
Look at the pictures and tell the story in your own words: What can you see in the multisensory room? Do you like the bubble tube or disco lights best? Click a mouse, touch the screen or press a switch to see what happens next.
A fun cause and effect activity - look at the pictures and talk about the story in your own words: What can you see in the multi-sensory room? Do you like the bubble tube or disco lights best? Touch the screen to see what happens next. Switch access for one or two switches is included for users with motor difficulties who need switch input.
Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup https://www.edutopia.org/article/assistive-technology-resources Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup
Edutopia's guide to assistive technology will help you navigate some of the available websites, resources, and tools related to assistive technology and accessible instructional materials: from getting started, to tips, to finding appropriate technology and need-specific resources.
Finding Assistive Technology | Tips and Tools
| Need-Specific Resources | Universal Design for Learning | Additional Resources on the Web |
Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity https://bit.ly/1iwZFOs Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity
ICT for Inclusion project https://bit.ly/1195khn ICT for Inclusion project
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education ICT for Inclusion project activities will run during 2012 and 2013. The aim is to collect information on the use of ICT for Inclusion – that is using ICT to support the learning of learners with disabilities and special educational needs in inclusive settings within compulsory education.
As a framework the project, the focus will be upon five key propositions that can be identified within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) in relation to the use of ICTs in education. These propositions are ...
One switch. One head. The world. https://youtu.be/cSSgndQ5mVs An amazing collection of (ICT & SEN) videos made by Christopher Hills (icdhills) who has cerebral palsy, which means he cannot walk or use his hands.
Camera Mouse http://cameramouse.org/ Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head.
Camera Mouse was invented at Boston College to help people with disabilities use the computer. We make it available for free download, with no gimmicks or advertisements or registration, because we want to help as many people as possible.
MaKey MaKey https://makeymakey.com/ MaKey MaKey An Invention Kit for Everyone
We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits.
Before we created MaKey MaKey we worked on other creative tools and invention kits such as Drawdio, Singing Fingers, and Scratch.
What Can I Make?
That's up to you! First, load up a computer program or any webpage.
British Assistive Technology Association https://bataonline.org.uk/ British Assistive Technology Association
To campaign for the rights and interests of those needing Assistive Technology.
To provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies
inov8 https://www.inov8-ed.com/ inov8 Educational Consulting works with educators, families and their children with special needs, to integrate highly effective assistive technology tools into their lives at home and school. Assistive technology is software and hardware specifically designed to help bypass the difficulties associated with a disabilit
P scales Index (UK) https://theingots.org/community/index.php?q=pscales The P Scales are a set of criteria or performance descriptions "...for measuring the progress of pupils for whom the early levels of the National Curriculum are not appropriate."
"The performance descriptions have been written for use with pupils of all ages and with a range of special educational needs. The descriptions are not a full description of all that pupils might achieve. They are intended to provide a framework on to which the progress of pupils, measured using the school's own assessment scheme, can be mapped.
SEN Teacher https://www.senteacher.org/ SEN Teacher
SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. Many resources here may also be of use to educators of primary and elementary students.
Large Pointers (free) ... give your eyes a break http://bit.ly/g8NKc Large Pointers 1.0
Over 80 additional pointers and cursors for those with visual or perceptual difficulties. Icon styles include animated, coloured, large, I-beams and circles.
The pointers have been designed here at the ACE Centre, so if you have a need or a suggestion for a particular pointer style, please let us know.
Google Web Search for the Visually Impaired https://www.google.com/accessibility/ Google Accessible Web Search for the Visually Impaired "We are committed to finding accessibility solutions that make our services work better for all of our users."
This iPhone is “Touchier” Than Most https://www.yankodesign.com/2008/12/01/this-iphone-is-touchier-than-most/ This iPhone is “Touchier” Than Most .. for the visually impaired
This Silicon Touch iPhone case works in tandem with an app to allow special accessibility functions like text to speech and moon type tactile feedback. The case is engraved with modified bas-relief buttons each corresponding to a modified home screen on the iPhone. None of the phone’s functions are compromised. Multi-touch and finger flick scrolling are all intact. BRILLIANT!
My Computer My Way https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/ My Computer My Way
Do you need help in making your computer easier to use? Let's look at the many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs...
Computer Technology in Special Education SEN https://www.closingthegap.com/ Computers are tools that can provide solutions to many problems facing people with disabilities today.
Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on computer technology for people with special needs through its bi-monthly newspaper, annual international conference and extensive web site.
The Oxford ACE Centre http://www.ace-centre.org.uk/contact.html The Oxford ACE Centre provides a focus for the use of technology with the communication and educational needs of young people with physical and communication difficulties.
We offer a wide variety of services including in-depth individual assessments, information, and specialist training for parents and professionals.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ W3C published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) as a Recommendation in May 1999. This Working Draft for version 2.0 builds on WCAG 1.0. It has the same aim: to explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to define target levels of accessibility.
Incorporating feedback on WCAG 1.0, this Working Draft of version 2.0 focuses on checkpoints. It attempts to apply checkpoints to a wider range of technologies and to use wording that may be understood by a more varied audience.
web | accessibility | SEN | ICT | IT | disability | disabilities | guidelines |
Sight & Sound Technology http://www.sightandsound.co.uk/ Solutions for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired and people with Learning or Reading Difficulties.
Products for people with Low Vision
MAGic Magnification Software with Speech
ZoomText Xtra Magnification Software with Speech Output
Aladdin Video Magnifiers (CCTV's)
BIGSHOT Screen Magnifier
MagniReader an alternative reading solution for people with low vision
Products for people who are Blind
JAWS Screen Reading Software & Cassette Tutorials
CONNECT Outloud The most exciting new access tool to get you started on-line today
Index Braillers Single & Double Sided Braille Embossers
Handy Tech Braille Displays
Kurzweil 1000 Windows Scanning Software
TECSO Tutorials' of 'Training Kits'
Victor A Digital Talking Book Player
SEN | ICT | blind | visual |
Lighthouse International http://www.lighthouseguild.org/ Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives. Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York, Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.
Don Johnston Incorporated https://learningtools.donjohnston.com/about-us/ Don Johnston Incorporated is the leader in learning intervention resources. We provide the high-quality intervention products that struggling students and students with disabilities need to achieve literacy. We offer reading, writing, word-study and computer access products, as well as professional development services for educating teachers on using technology in the classroom to teach reading and writing.
SEN | Software | Clicker | Symbols | Co:Writer® 4000 | Discover Literacy™ | Switches | Keyboard | Keyboards | Writing | Numeracy |
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1 https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/ These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are intended for all Web content developers (page authors and site designers) and for developers of authoring tools. The primary goal of these guidelines is to promote accessibility.
HandSpeak | Signing https://www.handspeak.com/ HandSpeaktm is the largest, fast-growing popular sign language dictionary online.
A Practical Sign Language Dictionary Online
American Sign Language Browser http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm Welcome to Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.
This web site contains the signs found in MSU Comm Tech Lab's award winning Personal Communicator CD-ROM. The CD-ROM runs on laptop or desktop computers and is designed for deaf children to use at school and at home.
Immersion: Touch Sensitive https://www.immersion.com/ When you sit down at a computer, you typically use two senses: sight and hearing. TouchSense technology engages a third sense—touch—to deliver a more natural experience. Instead of just pointing at elements on screen, the cursor becomes an extension of your hand.
TTY: Text Telephones (for the Deaf) https://www.ultratec.com/ TTY stands for Text Telephone. It is also sometimes called a TDD, or Telecommunication Device for the Deaf. TTY is the more widely accepted term, however, as TTYs are used by many people, not just people who are deaf. A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.
Braille Music Translator https://www.dancingdots.com/main/index.htm Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology (DDBMT) seeks to offer disabled individuals access to information that can widen opportunity and enrich lives. Since 1992 we have focused on software development to benefit the blind musician. In October, 1996, Dancing Dots initiated a braille music transcription service based on GOODFEEL. The GOODFEEL software was first released in third quarter, 1997.
IBM's SEN & IT Site https://www.ibm.com/able/ Includes software such as "Home Page Reader" which reads web pages ... particulary useful for visually impaired.
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