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AAC Keys *
Short Description
AAC Keys is a keyboard and mouse emulation program for Microsoft Windows-based and Macintosh computers. AAC Keys receives commands through your computer's serial port and translates them into keystrokes and mouse movements, giving you full control of your computer from another device such as an AAC system. (If your computer has only USB ports, an inexpensive adapter is available.)
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Accerciser *
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Accerciser is an interactive Python accessibility explorer for the GNOME desktop. It uses AT-SPI to inspect and control widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated test frameworks.
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Accessibility Advisor Tool
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AA is web based wizard application. AA tool will be a guide through complex “a11y recommendations”. It is difficult task to orient and efficiently use such a complex and even unfamiliar recommendations that results in omitting these recommendations during the development process.
With help of AGW tool the developer will be able to specify the main characteristics of the target group impairment. For easier remembering and use of target group limitations during the development process the selected target group will be presented through personas.
Besides the personas the developer will be provided with an extract of “a11y recommendations” which tightly corresponds to target group. This extract represents the most important recommendations which must be unconditionally followed. Violation of these extracted recommendations would make the application inaccessible to the specified target group.
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Accessibility Assessment Tool
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WaaT is a tool for the accessibility verification of Web applications and stands for Web accessibility assessment Tool.
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Accessibility Testing Infrastructure
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A set of generic accessibility tests and application specific tests for GNOME modules which can be run standalone by developers, testers, and release engineers. Also an automated regression testing harness that can be run within organizations (e.g. Oracle) or as part of the GNOME community that applies these tests to GNOME. The intended uses of Accessibility Testing Infrastructure are as follows: (1) for individual developers to use the tests to help them develop accessible applications; (2) for organizations to use to help them find and fix accessibility problems in applications they are contributing to or shipping; (3) for the GNOME developer & build community to use in a commit-triggered or tinderbox configuration, finding accessibility bugs the moment new code is committed to the GNOME source code repository; (4) for other projects that deliver GNOME versions (e.g. OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and plugins for same) to use in a commit-triggered or tinderbox configuration.
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Accessible BBC Listen Again *
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The British Broadcast Company (BBC) allows people to listen to vast quantities of their radio and TV output up to a week after it is first broadcast on one of their dozens of radio or TV stations. This service, called iPlayer, relies on a web browser interface that might be difficult for some users, especially people with screen readers. Accessible BBC iPlayer allows you to access the BBC's iPlayer content through a truly accessible interface designed to work with any screen reader. Select programmes and stations with the cursor keys and listen to them at your leisure. NOTE: Accessible BBC iPlayer is now included in the WebbIE3 installation.
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Accessible JavaFX components
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Implementation of accessibility for JavaFX. The intended uses of accessible JavaFX are for a wide range of desktop and web-delivered rich graphical applications that are cross-platform and fully accessible.
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Accessible Radio *
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Accessible Radio is a way to listen to radio stations on the internet that is easy and simple to use and is designed to work with any screen reader. NOTE: Accessible Radio is now included in the WebbIE3 installation.
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Accessible RSS *
Short Description
Interested in keeping up with the headlines and newspapers? A new technology called RSS has recently taken the Internet by storm. Websites provide "feeds" of their latest stories and headlines, and you can get these simple lists, updated every few minutes. Accessible RSS is an accessible application that lets you access these RSS feeds. NOTE: Accessible RSS is now included in the WebbIE3 installation.
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Accessible Web Directory *
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This simple program lets you explore the DMOZ web directory, a catalogue of good websites. NOTE: Accessible Web Directory is now included in the WebbIE3 installation.
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AccessiblePodcatcher *
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AccessiblePodcatcher (formerly AccessiblePodcaster) is a simple way for blind and screen reader users to use podcasts. NOTE: AccessiblePodcatcher is now included in the WebbIE3 installation.
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AccessODF
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AccessODF is an extension for LibreOffice Writer that helps authors evaluate and repair accessibility issues in OpenDocument Text. In other words, it helps authors solve issues that make their documents difficult or even impossible to read for people with disabilities. This includes issues such as insufficient colour contrast between text and background, missing text alternatives for images and other objects, the use of proper tables instead of visually mimicking tables by using tabs or spaces, and missing language identification for the document and for language changes inside the document.
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ACollab *
Short Description
ACollab is an accessible, open source, multi-group, Web-based collaborative work environment. Group member, group administrator, and system administrator tools are all compliant with international accessibility standards (WCAG 1.0, Section 508 US) so people with disabilities can participate fully in collaborative and administrative activities.
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Acomm *
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AComm is an accessible Java-based Instant Messaging and Whiteboard tool. It has been designed to allow assistive technology users to participate in synchronous Internet-based communication activities that have traditionally been inaccessible to them.
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Acta *
Short Description
Acta is an outline processor. It lets you organize just about anything -- reports, ideas, lists, projects, graphics -- in the form of an outline, where topics have subtopics.
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Agrip *
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The aim of this project is to provide access to the mainstream gaming community not by producing specialist "accessible games" but by making mainstream games - and their associated extension and development tools - accessible. Downloads include an accessible version of Quake, the popular PC game.
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Alternate text entry system for mobile devices
Short Description
Dasher is an information-efficient text entry system which has already proven itself on desktop computers and hand-helds. It allows a user to write with either continuous gestures or via a variety of button modes. This prototype ports dasher to the mobile environment and its associated input devices such as tilt sensors and touchscreens.
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Amaya *
Short Description
Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.
Work on Amaya started at W3C in 1996 to showcase Web technologies in a fully-featured Web client. The main motivation for developing Amaya was to provide a framework that can integrate as many W3C technologies as possible. It is used to demonstrate these technologies in action while taking advantage of their combination in a single, consistent environment.
Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents.
Amaya includes a collaborative annotation application based on Resource Description Framework (RDF), XLink, and XPointer. Visit the Annotea project home page.
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AMIS *
Short Description
AMIS is a software program that you can use to read DAISY books. AMIS is a multilingual player for reading books complying with DAISY standards.
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Android Accessibility Designer Toolkit
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The intended use of the Android Accessibility Designer Toolkit is to enable developers of mobile applications to easily create in-built accessible Graphical User Interfaces.
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Another Lens *
Short Description
Another Lens displays a magnified view of the area of the mouse cursor. Quite handy, for example, for drawing software.
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ARASAAC Pictograms *
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A free (CC-BY-NC-SA) resource of around 5000 colour and black & white pictographic symbols from Catedu and the Aragonese Portal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Spain.
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ARIA Developer Tool
Short Description
Set of three NetBeans IDE plugins that supports developement of web applications enhanced with ARIA specification:
- AEGIS ARIA Palette: plugin provides palette with jQuery, MooTools and Fluid Infusion toolkit components that are upgraded according to ARIA specification. This palette allows easy and fast building of ARIA application based on these components.
- AEGIS ARIA Application: plugin provides predefined project structure for AEGIS ARIA application using XHTML and JavaScript components based on MooTools , jQuery, and Fluid Infusion frameworks.
- AEGIS ARIA Samples: plugin provides AEGIS ARIA sample application using XHTML and JavaScript components based on MooTools, jQuery, and Fluid Infusion frameworks.
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AsTeRICS - Assistive Technology Rapid Integration and Construction Set
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AsTeRICS provides a flexible and affordable construction set for realising user driven Assistive Technologies by combining emerging sensor techniques like Brain-Computer Interfaces and computer vision with basic actuators. People with reduced motor capabilities now have a flexible and adaptable technology at hand which enables them to access the Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI) of the standard desktop but in particular also of embedded systems like mobile phones or smart home devices. AsTeRICS implements a set of building blocks for the realisation of Assistive Technologies: Sensors which allow the individual to exploit any controllable body or mind activity for interacting with human machine interfaces (HMI). Actuators for interfacing to standard IT, to embedded systems and to interact with the environment An Embedded Computing Platform that can be configured to combine sensors and actuators to tailored Assistive Technology solutions which support the full potential of an individual user. Examples for the usage of AsTeRICS: Use your webcam to control the mouse through head-movements, Use any available sensor (button, strain gauge, sip-puff-switch, accelerometer, EOG, etc.) to simulate a mouse-click, Control your home environment via AsTeRICS using infrared control or via accessing your Konnex environment, Use alternative sensors to make your Playstation accessible, Use the AsTeRICS Smart Vision Module to control a computer by using your eyes,etc.
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at-spi *
Short Description
Applications and toolkits supporting the AT-SPI include the GNOME GTK+ toolkit, the Java platform's Swing toolkit, OpenOffice, and Mozilla. The information and resources at http://developer.gnome.org/ have been re-arranged, and it's not so easy to find some projects and related information and resources. Many previous links and references are broken.
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atk *
Short Description
GNOME provides support for accessibility devices using the ATK framework. This framework defines a set of interfaces to which graphical interface components adhere. This allows, for instance, screen readers to read the text of an interface and interact with its controls. ATK support is built into GTK+ and the rest of the GNOME platform, so any application using GTK+ will have reasonable accessibility support for free. Nonetheless, you should be aware of accessibility issues when when developing your applications. Although GTK+ interfaces provide reasonable accessibility by default, you can often improve how well your program behaves with accessibility tools by providing additional information to ATK. If you develop custom widgets, you should ensure that they expose their properties to ATK. You should also avoid using sound, graphics, or color as the sole means of conveying information to the user. The GNOME desktop ships with a number of accessibility tools which enable users with disabilities to take full advantage of their desktop and applications. Applications that fully implement ATK will be able to work with the accessibility tools. GNOME's accessibility tools include a screen reader, a screen magnifier, an on-screen keyboard, and Dasher, an innovative predictive text entry tool.
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Atutor *
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AutoHotKey *
Short Description
An open source macro style program that can re-map the mouse, keyboard and joystick functions as well as automate pretty much anything!
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AutoIT *
Short Description
AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 out of the box with no annoying "runtimes" required! You can even make compiled executable scripts that can run without AutoIt being installed!
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AutoTextTyper *
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AutoTextTyper is a contextual menu plugin that lets you quickly and easily add commonly used text, such as email addresses, web sites, postal addresses, etc... You can then select any of those items from the menu and have them automatically typed into any application that supports contextual menus.
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BATS *
Short Description
This is an ongoing project aimed at providing people without sight the same rich information and spatial awareness that sighted people get from exploring maps.
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Big Calculator *
Short Description
You can either click on the buttons with the mouse or use the numeric keypad to perform calculations.
The size of the calculator buttons is determined by the WIDTH of the calculator window. Big Calculator will use a SAPI 4.0 speech system if you have one installed on your system. Tip: for extra large read-out, set a wide, short window, and input with the numeric keys.
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BlackBerry accessibility API and component library
Short Description
The BlackBerry Accessibility API and component library enable developers to develop accessible BlackBerryR device applications that provide information to assistive technology applications.
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CCF Symbols for Open Office
Short Description
The prototype add support for symbol language in Open Office Writer. The written word are looked up on the fly in a database and a corresponding symbol image and concept code are retrieved. Then is the image inserted in front of the word. and the concept code is inserted as meta data.
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CCF-SymbolDroid
Short Description
Enabling AAC-symbol message creation and communication for mobile devices, such as Android. Enrich text and display AAC symbols as reading support. Intended users are persons with severe motor and/or speech impairment, who may or may not have cognitive impairments. It needs to work together with text-to-speech and multi-modal input methods. Facilitators and/or family and friends to be able to create together with, or prepare for the end user, for their direct or indirect person-to-person communication.
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CCHotKey *
Short Description
Mac OSX CCHotKey is a small and simple application that launches any script you want after clicking any hotkey you want.
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CDSpecial *
Short Description
CDSpecial is a freeware switch accessible CD player for Windows. It can simultaneously play a CD track and a video or display an animated gif to add visual interest for the user. It has a delay-to-pause feature to encourage repeated interactions.
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CHIP Speaking *
Short Description
CHIPSPEAKING is a desktop augmentative communication device that supports up to 99 messages. Users can record in their own voice (or care-givers can record the voice of someone else of the same gender and age) or take advantage of computerized voices.
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CLiCk, Speak *
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CLiCk, Speak is an open source, freely available extension for the Firefox web browser. It is part of the CLC-4-TTS Suite of products, it features a mouse driven interface, and it reads web pages - hence its name.
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Click-Catch *
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Click-Catch(C) is an autoclicker. It means it simulates mouse clicks with constant intervals of time.
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Click-N-Type virtual keyboard *
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Click-N-Type is an on-screen virtual keyboard, giving access to the keyboard characters through the use of your mouse or other pointing device.
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CMS Demonstrator
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The aim is to enhance CMS's widget accessibility through the application of the WAI-ARIA roles, states and properties in order to produce a CMS demonstrator, which would show how a Web author could use the provided framework and thus produce accessible blogs without the need for doing programming themselves. End-users of screen readers will perceive these blogs as accessible. More precisely, a CMS developer applies WAI-ARIA roles, states and properties to various blog widgets (search, archives, calendar, comments) using the WAI-ARIA conforming toolkits, as produced by the project. A Web author uses the provided framework and thus produces accessible blog with the selected RIA widgets. An end-user perceive this blog as accessible through screen reader. In order to use this WordPress plug-in, unzip the following file in your plug-in's directory. Typically that's wp-content/plugins/. In order to use the WordPress plug-ins independently, unzip the files from the Official site of the WordPress given below in your plug-in's directory. Typically that's wp-content/plugins/. These plug-ins have been tested with WordPress 3.1 and 3.2.1.
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Concept Coding Framework (CCF) *
Short Description
Around the world, people with impaired communication, including difficulties to read or write, may use symbols as an alternative or complement to character based texts. Referencing to, and exchanging these alternatively coded messages over the Internet is difficult due to the lack of standardised encoding schemes and common practises. The Concept Coding Framework (CCF) is being developed to overcome some of these difficulties.
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Daisy Pipeline *
Short Description
The Daisy Multi Format Converter allows conversion of DAISY books between different formats.
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Dasher
Short Description
Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures.
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DIAS Netbeans IDE plugin
Short Description
DIAS stands for Disability Impairment Approximation Simulator and is a Netbeans IDE plugin. It has been implemented in order to provide a graphical interface that allows the simulation of basic impairments and provides developers and designers a useful tool for introducing accessibility in Java Swing applications Through the tool, developers/designers have the opportunity to understand how capability loss can affect the ability to interact with software applications. This NetBeans plug-in has two main functionalities. One that enables the developers/designers to preview their implemented GUI applications in a simulated fashion and also alerts them for any accessibility errors/warning the application may have. The developer/designer module is then able to provide appropriate recommendations for resolving any of these identified errors/warnings. On the other hand, the DIAS Run plugin gives the developers/designers the ability to execute and run in real time their Java Swing applications and verify if the supported functionalities and components contain any accessibility constraint."
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DIAS Standalone
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Dkey *
Short Description
Dkey is disambiguation software for computers - it works in a similar way to 'predictive text' on your mobile phone. It is designed to allow quicker text input for people with physical disabilities who can use a keyboard with a small number of keys, for example a number pad keyboard. It can also be used with mouse input, or with switch input via other software. It is designed with people with disabilities in mind, but could be used by anyone.
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DonnerLaParole *
Short Description
DonnerLaParole is a primarily text based communicator for people with speech and physical impairments - including word prediction, text-to-speech support etc. Best support for French - cross-platform Java application.
This is a software that allows to enter words and sentences easily and make them talk. Which is very useful for people with disabilities. “DonnerLaParole” can be translated in “GiveTheWord”
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DSpeech *
Short Description
This is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user.
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Dwell Clicker *
Short Description
Dwelling is resting the mouse over one area of the screen for a specified time. The dwell click software allows you to perform left-click, right-click and double clicks, and even drag things around the screen.
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E-triloquist *
Short Description
The program has an input area on the screen for entering a text or audio phrase which is to be spoken or played. With the touch of the Enter"" key or a mouse click, the text is converted to speech and sent to a voice synthesizer which conveys the message in mellifluous tones. Audio phrases are played as recorded."
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Edgeless *
Short Description
This application causes the mouse pointer to wrap around the screen instead of stopping at the edges.
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EdgeWrite *
Short Description
Provides text entry to hand held devices for people who find writing difficult.
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EdWord *
Short Description
EdWord is a talking word processor that allows you to combine text with symbols.
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EdWord and EdWeb *
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EdWord is a talking word processor that allows you to combine text with symbols. EdWeb is a talking web browser that can display web pages as a combination of text and symbols.
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EmacSpeak *
Short Description
Emacspeak is a speech interface that allows visually impaired users to interact independently and efficiently with the computer.
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Enable Viacam *
Short Description
Enable Viacam (aka eViacam) is a mouse replacement software that moves the pointer as you move your head. It works on standard PCs equipped with a web camera. No additional hardware is required. Based on the award winning Facial Mouse software. Released under GNU/GPL v3 license.
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eSpeak TTS engine
Short Description
eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows. eSpeak uses a "formant synthesis" method. This allows many languages to be provided in a small size. The speech is clear, and can be used at high speeds, but is not as natural or smooth as larger synthesizers which are based on human speech recordings.
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eStoryMaker *
Short Description
A simple means for assembling text, picture and sound files into an e-story that supports multiple access means.
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Eventcorder *
Short Description
Eventcorder records and plays back Windows events. With Eventcorder, a sequence of keystrokes and mouse-clicks can be implemented at the touch of a single button.
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Everyday Skills *
Short Description
Switch-activated software that supports teachers in teaching the young people who are deafblind in learning everyday skills.
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FatBits *
Short Description
Fatbits magnifies an area of the screen and paints the giant pixels into a new window, which may be useful if you have a visual impairment. To make the screen even more accessible, you can modify the colours it displays.
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Fire Vox *
Short Description
Fire Vox is an open source, freely available talking browser extension for the Firefox web browser.
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FireFox *
Short Description
The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Download Firefox now and get the most out of the Web.
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Fluid Infusion
Short Description
Infusion is a JavaScript application framework for creating browser-based applications that are highly usable and accessible. Infusion provides a rich set of APIs for creating loosely-coupled models and views using a declarative and event-driven style. This makes Infusion open, flexible, and highly configurable. Infusion includes a component library of commonly-used interactions such as drag-and-drop, inline editing, smart paging, and more. Infusion components are highly configurable, support keyboard accessibility out of the box, and work with jQuery UI. Infusion is built on top of jQuery and embraces unobtrusive, functional techniques that promote less code and greater flexibility. Modular and interoperable, everything about Infusion is open: its architecture, source code, and community. While Infusion is useful for many types of Web applications, it is particularly well-suited to portals, mashups, and content management systems. These applications, which typically combine content from multiple sources into a single user interface, push the limits of JavaScript libraries. Infusion was built specifically for this diverse environment—it is fully namespaced, supports multiple versions, and won't conflict with other JavaScript libraries.
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FoxySymbols *
Short Description
A firefox extension to provide symbol annotation to text content. This will make use of the concept coding framework, but instead of being a server side technology be a client browser extension. It would be useful to add in other useful accessible features for the aac user, but primary focus will be symbol annotation.
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FoxyVoice *
Short Description
A Firefox extension that speaks web pages as you browese. Uses Microsoft SAPI for speech on Windows only.
FoxyVoice is a Firefox extension that provides text-to-speech functionality using Microsoft Win32 Speech API (SAPI).
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gail *
Short Description
GAIL provides accessibility support for gtk+ by implementing AtkObjects for widgets in gtk+.
The GAIL library is a GTK+ module.
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Game Accessibility Suite *
Short Description
Code library and utilities to enhance accessibility to existing and future games (Win32).
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Game Commander *
Short Description
Game Commander is a voice recognition program designed for games commands, but which can be used for general voice commands.
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GARI (Global Initiative Reporting Initiative) Accessible Mobile Finder
Short Description
GARI is an application that allow users with disabilities to find the mobile phone that better suits their needs. It provides more than 400 devices with more than 100 accessibility features such as voice recognition, high contrast, front camera, etc. The users just have to choose the features that are more important to them. This application has been developed thanks to the Mobile Manufacturer Forum (MMF) and their Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) that has gathered all the accessibility features of mobile phones to help identify phones with specific features.
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Gaze Talk *
Short Description
GazeTalk is a predictive text entry system that has a restricted on-screen keyboard with ambiguous layout for severely disabled people. The main reason for using such a keyboard layout is that it enables the use of an eye tracker with a low spatial resolution (e.g., a web-camera based eye tracker).
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GNOME Shell Magnifier
Short Description
GNOME Shell Magnifier is a GNOME Shell feature to magnify and enhance the visual display to meet user needs. Because of the various ranges and degrees of incomplete visual disability, the user will be able to select and combine from a wide array of basic display options, including: magnification factors from 100% to 3600%, various magnification panes, color personalization, and modified pointer. GNOME Shell Magnifier will work in conjunction with the ORCA screen reader to allow magnification to follow focus.
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Gnopernicus *
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The Gnopernicus project aims to enable users with limited vision, or no vision, to use the Gnome 2 desktop and Gnome/GTK+-2 applications effectively.
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GOK *
Short Description
gok: gnome onscreen keyboard, an open source project.
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Grid Maker *
Short Description
An accessory for producing grids for use in EdWord and EdWeb. This can provide a list of words or symbols for the user to choose from when writing, as well as pictures, effects and web addresses.
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Haptic RIA Maps - desktop application
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The current desktop version of Haptic RIA Maps application (Version 1) is able to provide the visually impaired users with an easy way to use means of accessing conventional 2D maps. The user can interact with the produced 3D model of the map and examine its properties. The developed framework analyzes the map image so as to obtain the enclosed information. While navigating, audio messages are displayed providing information about the current position of the user (e.g. street name, crossroads). Specifically, the user opens the Haptic RIA maps application and loads a still image of the 2D map. (e.g jpg format). The system creates the road network structure and generates the pseudo-3D map. Finally the user is able to navigate in the generated pseudo-3D map using haptic devices, while audio messages are displayed. Target groups: Blind and low-vision users, Accessibility evaluators, AT developers.
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Haptic RIA Maps - web application
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A web version was released where well known visual maps (e.g. OpenStreetMap) are used, including additional navigation instructions and appropriate information about roads and routes. The evaluation is conducted on Windows platforms with keyboard and AT support (special haptic devices) with end-users. A web application that retrieves maps and enables their haptic exploration though the usage of ATs was developed as a Java applet. Moreover, the user has the option to download from the web: version 1 windows-based desktop application.
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Hark The Sound *
Short Description
Hark The Sound is a really simple sound game intended for young kids who are visually impaired. It was inspired by my friend and colleague Diane Brauner and was written by Gary Bishop. It is free for educational and fun use.
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Hawking Toolbar *
Short Description
Makes the web accessible for users with motor skill impairments
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Hotspots *
Short Description
Hotspots is now open source and public domain or free software. It may be used by a number of users on one computer or by one user on a number of different computers.
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ICUTalk *
Short Description
ICU Talk can be characterised as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system to help patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) who are temporarily unable to speak due to their medical condition or treatment, namely the intubation procedure.
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IDAIR *
Short Description
An opensource platform independant daisy reader
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Inclusive CD Player *
Short Description
A free, switch accessible CD player for Windows 95 onwards.
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Inclusive Serial Switch Driver *
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A stand-alone serial switch driver for Windows, programmed to send the standard keys of Space and Return.
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iRotate *
Short Description
Allows you to rotate the screen by 90,180 and 270 degrees
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Jambu *
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Jambu makes the web easier to access for those who interact with computers using switches and head mice or other types of Alternative Input device. It is designed for users with mobility impairments who find keyboard and mice difficult or impossible to use.
Jambu is currently under development and not suitable for users.
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JavaFX Accessible contact manger for mobile devices
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JavaFX application that shows the information and details of each contact of the mobile device. Specific features have been included to support cognitive impairment users recognizing each contact by graphical information (picture), textual (label) and auditive (voice of the contact).ff (of the final target most preferably; no photos, up to 2 paragraphs).
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Joystick 2 Mouse 3 *
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Joystick 2 Mouse lets you control your mouse and keyboard using your joystick or gamepad.
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JoyToKey *
Short Description
JoyToKey enables PC game controllers to mimic a mouse and the keyboard. It is a freeware utility which can be of great use to disabled users.
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jQueryUI Accessible Widgets
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The prototype shows work completed on making 10 widget families accessible: Slider, Progress bar, Menubar, Button, Dialog, Checkbox, Accordion, Tree, Carousel and Tabs. Examples of each can be found in the prototype which is located here: http://hanshillen.github.com/aegisdemo/ Fixes to ARIA markup, keyboard controls and high-contrast mode were made to enable access by a wide audience. All jQueryUI widget code has been checked into the core tree which will be released with the rest of the 1.9 revision of the library, probably Q12011. The Tree and Carousel widgets are currently based on jQuery plugins which will be the basis of future jQueryUI widgets, so we've planted these seeds further up stream in the process. In the end, making these widget accessible out of the box means more developers will implement their web applications accessibly without requiring special effort.
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Jupiter *
Short Description
This software makes Linux accessible to the blind user.
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KeyCounter *
Short Description
This package counts the number of key depressions, and can be set to suggest breaks are taken after a set number are carried out.
This application does not log keystrokes, and provides no reporting facilities. By hovering over the taskbar icon, you can quickly view the total of keypresses to date and for today.
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KwikLoupe *
Short Description
A simple screen magnifier. Magnification ranges from 2x to 64x with a quick locate option to position the viewing window. The tool magnifies the area around the mouse pointer
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Launcher6 *
Short Description
Launcher6 is a simplified, switch accessible user interface that can launch programs, act as an electronic speech device, or act as a multimedia game spinner for Windows computers. The launcher6 screen completely covers the screen offering 6 choices, but reducing the probability that the user will encounter the perhaps troublesome Windows interface. Multiple access methods and supports like auditory scanning are simultaneously supported. The built in editor saves any changes automatically as they are made.
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LWUIT accessible components and themes
Short Description
1. A set of three high contrast themes with to ensure that users with low vision are able to use LWUIT applications. These themes can be used with most of the LWUIT applications. The intended use of the LWUIT themes is to enable low vision users to better use their Java applications. They will be built-in in the LWUIT applications that are being developed in AEGIS. 2. Implementation of AMAyA via an external AMAyA Broker for LWUIT. The intended use of the AMAyA Broker for LWUIT is to support the use of assistive technologies like screen readers, screen magnifiers, on-screen keyboards, etc. with Java ME phones.
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MacroMaker *
Short Description
MacroMaker allows you to build a macro to simulate a series of keystrokes and mouse clicks, execute built-in functions or play back a previous recording with just a keystroke. Therefore sequences of keystrokes and mouse clicks can be activated with minimal movement.
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MAGpie *
Short Description
MAGpie 2.01 is a tool for creating closed captions and audio (video) descriptions. Authors can add captions and audio descriptions to QuickTime, Real, or Windows Media Player.
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Microsoft Reader *
Short Description
Microsoft Reader is used to view certain eBooks on your computer. An additional piece of software, 'Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package' can be downloaded in order to speak your eBooks to you, giving you access to all manner of novels and non-fiction eBooks without the need to read them from the screen.
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mmFollow *
Short Description
mmFollow quite simply adds a cartoon character to the mouse cursor.
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MooTools accessible UI component sets
Short Description
This prototype consists of different WAI ARIA conform UI component sets for rich Internet applications. The incorporation of appropriate WAI ARIA roles, states and properties into Java Script libraries like MooTools enables developers to create accessible rich Internet applications by using the enhanced UI component sets without the need to care about accessibility issues by themselves.
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Morseall *
Short Description
Morseall allows you to control your computer using only the mouse buttons. It allows you to produce keystrokes by tapping Morse codes with just a single button or with a three-button mouse for faster entry.
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Mouse Gestures *
Short Description
Use mouse gestures to control the Firefox web browser to allow 'mouse only' internet browsing.
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Mouse Smoothing Software *
Short Description
Assistive software for people with hand tremor.
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Mouseketeer *
Short Description
Mouse clicking replacement software. It can carry out left click, right click, double click, highlight and drag-drop actions.
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mouseTrap *
Short Description
mouseTrap is an application (for Linux) that intends to provide control of the mouse pointer using a Web Cam and face detection. The users can move the pointer using the face or other parts of it.
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Mousetweaks 2.23.2 *
Short Description
Mousetweaks provides mouse accessibility enhancements for the GNOME desktop.
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MQA Spell Checker *
Short Description
Spell Checker checks the spelling of any edit control in almost any application under Windows 3.1/95/98. The program was designed to run under Windows 3.1. Though it will operate under Windows 95/98, it is not compatible with later versions (2000, ME, XP).
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Mulberry symbol set *
Short Description
A symbol set designed by professionals that is free of cost. Image format is .wmf (colour & black 'n white), plus other formats such as .svg, .png, .jpg, and .pdf. You will need to login to our website (www.straight-street.com) to download the symbols
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MultiMail *
Short Description
MultiMail is an electronic mail (email) program that includes word prediction and gives you a range of interface and user options. MultiMail should improve email communication opportunities for Internet users with a disability. MultiMail was originally designed for Windows 3.x/95 so that consumers with older computer equipment could use this free product. A 32- bit version for Windows 95/98/2000 has now been implemented.
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MultiWeb *
Short Description
MultiWeb is an Internet browser for Windows 3.x/95 aimed at improving access to the World Wide Web (WWW) for users with a disability.
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Music Games *
Short Description
Music Games is a collection of early learning musical activities, ideal for Key Stage 1.
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MyFTC *
Short Description
My Freedom To Communicate (MyFTC) is Assistive Technology (AT) software that uses text-to-speech technology to enable nonverbal individuals to communicate easily in real life situations.
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MyFTC - My Freedom to Communicate *
Short Description
My Freedom To Communicate (MyFTC) is Assistive Technology (AT) software that uses text-to-speech technology to enable nonverbal individuals to communicate easily in real life situations.
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MyMediaPlayer (MMP) *
Short Description
MyMediaPlayer is a simple switch accessible media player with a delay-to-pause feature to encourage repeated interations. MMP allows for a video file and an audio file (if desired) to be played simultaneously. File locations are stored on playlists for convenience, and the playlists and most recent setup are saved automatically. When MMP is restarted the most recent setup is loaded automatically.
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No Squint *
Short Description
NoSquint is a Firefox extension that allows you to adjust the default text zoom level.
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Number Navigator *
Short Description
A program that assists those with fine motor problems to set out columnar arithmetic, without the need for a spreadsheet.
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NVDA *
Short Description
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open-source screen reader for the Windows Operating System, enabling blind and vision impaired people to use their computers for no more cost than the computer and Operating System itself.
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odt2braille
Short Description
odt2braille is a Braille extension for LibreOffice Writer and OpenOffice.org Writer. odt2braille enables authors to print documents to a Braille embosser (Interpoint, Index, Braillo) and to export documents as Braille files (BRF, BRA, PEF). The Braille output is highly configurable through user preferences, and the document can be transcribed according to formal Braille formatting guidelines such as EBAE (BANA). Most European languages, as well as some well-known math codes are supported. odt2braille can even handle multilingual documents. The extension provides a keyboard input mode for directly inserting Braille characters. odt2braille is currently available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The Mac OS version can currently only export to a Braille format but not emboss documents. A Linux version will become available as a Debian package prepared by the Debian Accessibility Project.
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odt2daisy
Short Description
odt2daisy is an extension for LibreOffice Writer and OpenOffice.org Writer that converts OpenDocument Text (ODT) to digital talking books in the DAISY format. It supports both DAISY 3.0 (the current DAISY standard) and DAISY 2.02 (the previous version). odt2daisy uses the operating system’s text-to-speech (TTS) engines or voices to turn the text into synthetic speech, so the user needs to have a TTS engine for the language or languages used in the document. (On platforms where eSpeak is available, odt2daisy supports up to 27 languages.) odt2daisy is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU Linux, except the 64-bit versions of these operating systems.
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Open Eyes *
Short Description
openEyes is an open-source open-hardware toolkit for low-cost real-time eye tracking.
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Open Mind Speech *
Short Description
The Open Mind Speech project is part of the Open Mind Initiative and aims to develop free (GPL) speech recognition tools and applications, as well as collect speech data from e-citizens"" using the Internet. "
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OpenEducationDisc *
Short Description
This software builds on the OpenDisc and is aimed directly at schools and students aged 10-21+ giving the necessary tools to help them complete homework/coursework assignments.
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Opengazer
Short Description
A collection of modules to enable head tracking, gesture detection, gaze estimation. Opengazer is intended to be used when: a) a state of the art gaze tracker is too expensive b) a gesture switch is more appropriate c) a head tracker is sufficient d) gaze tracker calibration is too hard e) user has involuntary eye motions f) the eye is obstructed e.g., by a drooping eye-lid or a breathing mask
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Orca *
Short Description
Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader that provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification.
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Paint.NET *
Short Description
A free (not open source) accessible painting program with powerful tools.
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PictureSlideShow *
Short Description
Picture Slide Show lets you continuously displays all the pictures in a folder. You can tell in which folder to look at and how long to display a picture for.
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Plaphoons *
Short Description
Plaphoons is one of the many valuable results from the Catalan Fressa project, made available under a CC-BY-NC-SA licence. It is a comprehensive tool for alternative access and AAC. Versions are available for MS Window (95 - 7), Java (GPL license) and recently for Android. Most information still only available in Catalan and Spanish.
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PointNClick Mouse *
Short Description
Point-N-Click is a FREE stand-alone on-screen virtual mouse designed for anyone with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to click a physical computer mouse. As long as they can move a mouse, trackball or other pointing device, they can send mouse clicks to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window and even many that are full screen.
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Power Reader *
Short Description
A dyslexic text reader/learning tool, a graphical, interactive text reader integrated with computer text-to-speech whose level of focus, complexity, and detail is adjustable according to the user's needs.
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PowerTalk *
Short Description
PowerTalk automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. You just download and install PowerTalk and while you open and run the presentation as usual it speaks the text on your slides. The advantage over other generic 'Text To Speech' programs is that PowerTalk is able to speak text as it appears and can also speak hidden text attached to images. Speech is provided by the standard synthesised computer voices that are provided with Windows.
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pVoice *
Short Description
pVoice is an application for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).Disabled people who cannot speak and have very little possiblities to operate a computer can use pVoice by selecting photo's or symbols to generate speech output.
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QuickPics *
Short Description
QuickPics is a easy to use software application to develop communication and language boards.
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Qwriting *
Short Description
Based on Ken Perlin's Quikwriting, this is a novel on-screen keyboard that works on mouse gestures. Moving your mouse in gestures across the Qwriting window turns the gestures into letters. This can be a very efficient way of typing for people who can only use a mouse and don't want to move the mouse much...
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RapidKeys *
Short Description
RapidKeys - Intelligent virtual keyboard. Itis a virtual keyboard with word prediction that learns from what the user types and contextually suggests words that can be typed with a single click. The purpose of this feature is to obtain a greater speed of typing.
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RapidSet *
Short Description
Allows quick and easy changing of the background and font colours, without having to go through the Screen Properties dialogs.
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ReadPlease *
Short Description
Reads any text you see on your screen - all purpose text-to-speech software.
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Real Time Text for Ekiga
Short Description
Implementation of Real Time Text support in the Ekiga video conferencing application. The intended use of RTT for Ekiga is by the deaf community who which to communicate with each other, and for the deaf and those not deaf to communicate with each other in a real-time fashion.
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Real Time Text for mobile device
Short Description
Real time text application that provide a way to communicate with text in real time as we make nowadays with voice calls. So, for people with speech impairment is very useful, they could have a flowing conversation without need to push a button to send the information, each character typed is sent and shown at destination immediately.
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Remote Commander *
Short Description
This allows one or more PDAs to be used as if they were the PC's cursor and keyboard.
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RemoteKeys *
Short Description
RemoteKeys can automate complex control systems, but also simple jobs like inserting text passages into Word and Emails. Automation allows complex sequences of keystrokes and mouse clicks to be carried out at the touch of a button. Note: Freeware. The original homepage and download links broken, removed and replaced respectively.
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RockBox *
Short Description
Rockbox is an open source replacement firmware for archos mp3 players. The firmware includes many enhancements on the standard version, including audio prompts for files which can be useful for people with problems with their vision.
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SAW Resources *
Short Description
These resources are in continual development and will be updated from time to time. All contributions of new selection sets for SAW with be gratefully received.
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Sayz Me *
Short Description
Sayz Me is a free text-to-speech reader for Windows. Text is typed in or copied from the clipboard and then read aloud.
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Sclera's Pictos *
Short Description
A resource of 1041 free symbols (pictograms).
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Scratch *
Short Description
Scratch is a new programming language that lets you create your own interactive stories, games, music, and art.
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Sense Factory *
Short Description
Switch-activated software that lets you make slideshows and sequences of pictures, videos and sounds for use with one or two switches.
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Sensory Switch Driver *
Short Description
Empowering switches connected via USB or serial ports
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SENSwitcher *
Short Description
From the Northern Grid for Learning web site... "SENSwitcher is a suite of programs designed to help teach early ICT skills to people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, those who need to develop skills with assistive input devices and very young children new to computers. It is, we believe the first time anyone anywhere has developed an online switch enabled application which targets ICT skills from purely experiential through cause and effect, switch building, timed activation, targeting and row scanning."
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Shoot *
Short Description
Shoot is a speech recognition program that translates your voice commands into arbitrary keystrokes.
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ShortKeys Lite *
Short Description
Shortkeys Lite is a freeware "lite" version of the closed source ShortKeys text-completion program - it will allow you to use shorthand to type pre-defined text.
Shortkeys Lite allows you to set up replacement text or paragraphs for any given number of user defined keystrokes. If you type a few characters, ShortKeys Lite will replace them with up to 3000 characters. If you find typing difficult then Shortkeys will make it more automatic.
Shortkeys Lite is a cut down version of Shortkeys (a licensed product).
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Simple Control *
Short Description
Simple control of your mouse, the internet and launching of other programs. Designed for use with a switch and for someone who just wants access to the simple things. SAW selection sets - so needs SAW installed to run.
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Sonar 4 *
Short Description
This package provides an expanded ring around the mouse pointer for users who have difficulty locating the pointer.
Unlike the Windows XP version, this package places a permanent ring around the pointer. This version introduces the option to vary the colour of the Sonar ring.
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Speakup *
Short Description
Speakup, written by Kirk Reiser and Andy Berdan, is a screen review package for the Linux operating system.
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Special Access To Windows *
Short Description
Software that enables Windows to be controlled by one or two switches,a joystick, a trackerball or a headpointer. SAW 5 has many additions and feautures to make creating interfaces easy for those who use alternative inputs.
An 85-page document takes you through all the stages of using the power of SAW5 to create new selection sets and environments for switch and pointer use.
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Speech Dasher *
Short Description
Speech Dasher is a novel interface for the input of text using a combination of speech and gestures. A speech recognizer provides the initial guess of the user's desired text while a gesture-based interface allows the user to confirm and correct the recognizer's output.
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Sreader *
Short Description
A screen reader using software or hardware speech synthesizer.
The background program screader reads the screen and puts the information through to a software Text-To-Speech package (Like `festival') or a hardware speech synthesizer (like Accent).
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StarOffice 4 Kids *
Short Description
In collaboration with Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the Heinz-Nixdorf-Institut der Universität Paderborn. kippdata has developed StarOffice 4 Kids into an integrated learning environment with a highly flexible functionality and user interface.
StarOffice 4 Kids has been uniquely designed for easy customization by individual teachers to support specific learning objectives. It is aligned to the needs of a teacher and his or her specific teaching materials and not vice versa.
StarOffice 4 Kids allows the teacher to handle an interactive learning process according to learning steps that he or she considers appropriate. Not only according to the age-specific steps of the class, but also in regard to the individual learning progress of the class or a selected group of students. Adjusted to the learning speed of the students a teacher could, for example, easily focus on the fundamentals of word processing. The teacher could start with work sheets with just the functions for using of texts in different fonts and font sizes. Once the students have learnt how to use those functions, the teacher could add new functions to the function toolbar and teach those in a next step.
StarOffice 4 Kids makes it easy for the teacher to produce documents for the exercises in class. A teacher can easily transform usual office documents into task sheets for the class and store them into the subject specific folders. The students will find them in the workspace of their class. They will work on them and save them in their own workspace. This workspace only contains the personal files and that is protected from the access of other students.
StarOffice 4 Kids documents and user interfaces are based on an XML data format, augmenting the open source StarOffice/OpenOffice format. That way StarOffice 4 Kids guarantees smooth integration and immediate use of external teaching material as provided by publishers in education. Teachers could directly take on the teaching material they need and use it in class.
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SteadyMouse *
Short Description
SteadyMouse is free software designed to assist people with the hand tremors that commonly go along with Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, etc.
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SUITEKeys *
Short Description
SUITEKeys provides access to a virtual keyboard and mouse through continuous speech input on MS Windows platforms. See Overview for more information.
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Symbol and Concept Coding Editor (aka SYMBERED) *
Short Description
Building a Symbol and Concept Coding Editor for CMS, based on CCF(ConceptCodingFramework).
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Symbol Set Maker *
Short Description
An accessory for making symbol sets for use in EdWord and EdWeb. It will instantly convert a file full of images into the correct format to be used in EdWord and EdWeb.
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SymVoc *
Short Description
SymVoc is aimed to help less able people to communicate with others using symbols and speech synthesis.
Symbols in the screenshot are just an example - contents can be fully configured.
More info and walk-through demos here: http://symvoc.googlepages.com/documentation
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Tablet PC Speech Assistant *
Short Description
The Tablet PC Speech Assistant is a program which runs on the Tablet PC or the more portable Ultra-Mobile PC. The software was originally built by Todd Landstad, a software engineer with years of experience with Tablet PC development. He developed the Tablet PC Speech Assistant as an aid for people who have problems speaking. The Tablet PC Speech Assistant can make it fairly easy for some people to have phrases that they often use spoken by the default voice on the Tablet PC. Given that the software require fairly good handwriting ability, and access to specific hardware, it will not be practical for some people.
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Talking Faces *
Short Description
Another free, switch accessible program from Inclusive Technology. Record your voice and hear it played back while a face animates!
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Talking Notes for Powerpoint *
Short Description
For those with speech problems who need to talk to a Powerpoint presentation.
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Tango Desktop Project *
Short Description
The Tango Desktop Project exists to help create a consistent graphical user interface experience for free and Open Source software.
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Thunder ScreenReader *
Short Description
Thunder is free screenreader talking software for blind and visually impaired people.
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TouchCD - Switch CD Player *
Short Description
A very simple switch controlled CD player
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Tux Paint *
Short Description
Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program. It provides a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help your child be creative.
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Virtual Magnifying Glass *
Short Description
Virtual Magnifying Glass is an easy-to-use screen magnification tool for Windows.
Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, screen magnification tool for Windows and Linux. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use.
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Vischeck *
Short Description
Vischeck is a way of showing you what things look like to someone who is color blind. You can try Vischeck online- either run Vischeck on your own image files or run Vischeck on a web page. You can also download programs to let you run it on your own computer.
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Vu-Bar 4 *
Short Description
A unique piece of software, provides an on-screen, slotted ruler. Useful with dyslexia, when the user skips lines or drops from one line to the next. This version allows the user to select the bar width, 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of screen width and set the slot height to the required font size.
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WAI-ARIA 1.0
Short Description
Addresses the accessibility of dynamic Web content for people with disabilities Status:
This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress. Use in AEGIS:
WAIARIA is a framework for RIA that defines how these applications can be made accessible to people with disabilities. You can add attributes to identify features for user interaction, how they relate to each other and their current state. It is considered very much applicable to AEGIS RIA work and will be taken into account.
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Web Access Gateway Software *
Short Description
This software intercepts web pages before they appear on your screen, making them easier to see if you are visually impaired.
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Web Page Communicator package - including formEdit *
Short Description
Web Page Communicator - Use the formEdit program and special web page templates to create dynamic communications screens that run in many of the most popular web browsers. Now improved with better compatibility with most browsers that support HTML5 technology. Use the Web Page Communicator package to turn any device that can run Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari (direct select only) browsers into a communications device for free!
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WebbIE *
Short Description
WebbIE makes surfing the Internet easy. It lets you read web pages as simple text, and navigate them with the arrow keys. You can easily fill in forms, hear a summary of page content and list the links, and copy and paste web page information to your own computer.
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WeMedia Talking Browser *
Short Description
A talking browser designed for vision- and learning-impaired Web surfers.
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Whistling User Interface *
Short Description
Whistling-driven mouse pointer. An alternative way how to control your mouse pointer
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WindowCatcher *
Short Description
A utility that searches any user interface in Windows XP or Vista for MSAA and UIAutomation information and makes this available to assistive technology interfaces. Microsoft .NET 3.0 framework must be installed before installing WindowCatcher. This can be downloaded free from the Microsoft website, or a CD with a full installer can be obtained from the ACE Centre
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WordAid *
Short Description
WordAid is a lexical word listing program (as opposed to a word predictor) with text-to-speech support that can aid the development of literacy.
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WordTalk *
Short Description
WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which can help people with reading difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively.
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WWAAC Web Browser *
Short Description
This is a talking, keyboard, switch and mouse pointer accessible web browser with page summarising tools. It has a highly configerable user interface and was developed as part of an EU project.
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Zen Key *
Short Description
This program allows you to control almost all aspects of your computer via the keyboard by creating new keyboard shortcuts. It can also control the mouse pointer, including its speed from keyboard shortcuts.