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Assistive Technology Products, Services and Developments

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Screen Readers

  • AWS Screen reader: www.freedomscientific.com
    The most popular screen reader worldwide, JAWS® for Windows works with your PC to provide access to today’s software applications and the Internet.

  • Window-Eyes: www.gwmicro.com
    Window-Eyes gives total control over what you hear and how you hear it. Plus, with its enhanced Braille support that control is extended to what you feel as well.

  • Hal: www.dolphinuk.co.uk
    Hal Screen Reader provides the very best intelligent screen access for visually impaired computer users through speech and Braille.
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Enlargement Programs

  • ZoomText: www.aisquared.com
    Integrated magnification and screen reading for vision impaired computer users. With new 'xFont', ZoomText Magnifier allows you to see your computer with perfect clarity.

  • Magic: www.freedomscientific.com
    MAGic is easy to use with its talking large print installation, color-coded user interface, and hot keys that avoid conflicts with Windows® and popular software applications.

  • Lunar/LunarPlus/SuperNova: www.dolphinuk.co.uk
    Lunar Screen Magnifier works with Windows and Windows applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet and email.
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OCR Software

  • OpenBook: www.freedomscientific.com
    OpenBook allows you to convert printed documents or graphic based text into an electronic text format using accurate optical character recognition and quality speech.

  • K1000: www.kurzweiltech.com
    Kurzweil 1000 is an advanced scanning and reading solution for the blind or visually impaired.

  • Cicero: www.dolphinuk.co.uk
    Cicero effectively takes your computer and scanner and turns them into a reading machine for people with a visual impairment.
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Video Magnifiers

  • Telesensory: www.telesensory.com
    computer-compatible video magnifiers, it can be used with most computer monitors or televisions to create a magnification system that best suits an individual’s unique viewing needs.

  • PulseData: www.pulsedata.com
    The SmartView video magnifier is a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen

  • Ash Technologies: www.ashtech.ie
    It provides portable solutions for people with visual impairments to allow access to print
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Electronic Notetakers

  • PacMate: www.freedomscientific.com
    PAC Mate is the world's first and only hand-held device that can access Microsoft Pocket PC applications through the included JAWS® screen reader.

  • BrailleNote PK: www.pulsedata.com
    The BrailleNote PK is the worlds smallest Braille and speech personal digital assistant. This 18-cell model combines a crisp, high definition Braille display with clear responsive speech output.

  • MPO5500: www.aagi.com
    The ALVA MPO offers all the cool features of cell phones and personal digital assistants seamlessly integrated with features for blind and visually impaired users. With 20 braille cells, an 8-dot Braille keyboard, a high quality speech synthesizer, and ALVA's Smart-ControlTM user interface.

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Braille Displays

  • Focus: www.freedomscientific.com
    Portable and affordable Focus 40 and Focus 80 Braille Displays with the latest in braille display technology put you in control as you smoothly navigate the Windows® environment.

  • Satelite Series: www.aagi.com
    The ALVA Satellite series of refreshable braille displays combines versatility with an enhanced ergonomic design. Utilizing both Double Touch Cursors and the new Satellite Key Pads, the ALVA Satellite offers complete access to even the most complex applications.
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Braille Embossers

  • Index: www.braille.se
    Index Braille embossers are delivered ready for Braille production in Windows: a delivery consists of the Embosser, the WinBraille Braille editor, a power and a communication cable, installation CD and a Manual.

  • Romeo & Juliet Series: www.brailler.com
    Juliet series, double Sided Braille Embosser has the capabilities of embossing Braille on the front and back of each sheet of paper. This reduces the amount of paper used to create a document by half, verses a Single Sided Braille Embosser.
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Web Accessibility Standards:

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W3C

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    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.
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