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Researchers develop a revolutionary Braille tablet for the blind
Researchers at the University of Michigan recently unveiled a new Braille-enabled prototype tablet that makes it ...
What's New and Improved in Office 2016
The one point related to accessibility is the new dark grey theme for high contrast mode.
Hurry! hurry! Free Jess and Jack JISC TechDis voices to disappear from HEA/Excellence Gateway sites at the of August
The two voices developed by Cereproc can still be downloaded for use on Training or educational organisation servers and ...
Windows 10 launch and Assistive Technology updates - Beware!
Several companies have provided information about Assistive Technology updates and Windows 10
Enhanced Vision advertising Telly Glasses just in time for Wimbledon!
Hands free watching with 2.1 times magnification
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Windows 10 on its way - Start menu is back. Very few reviews for accessibility available
Windows 10 available on July 29th, 2015 in 190 markets globally as a free upgrade to customers running Windows 7 and ...
Eye Gaze - free downloads for 14 day trial and guides
Inclusive Technology have put together some packages to help support potential eye gaze users and to trail the software
Exam Pen shortlisted for Bett 2015 award, Scanning Pens have videos on its use and BDA NTC have a review.
The Wizcom ExamPen has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)* for use in exams.
Conversor Notetaker recording App for Android devices launched
The app currently available on Google Play and Amazon App store at £4.99.
Ai Squared and GW Micro - two US based AT companies merge to be known as Ai Squared.
Zoom Text and Window-Eyes come together - free Window-Eyes option for Microsoft Office remains available.
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Tech4Good 2014 Finalists Announced
The Tech4Good Awards recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others.
Lucid Research discontinue LADS as LADS Plus takes its place.
LADS Plus is a computerised screening test for identifying dyslexia in members of the general population aged 15+.
TextHelp add New ePub and PDF Reader.
Two separate updates were released for Read&Write for Google
Claro Software release new videos about Google Drive and OCR updates
Two new videos uploaded to YouTube for the UK or US audience for ClaroPDF and ClaroSpeak.
Speaktoit Assistant - Virtual Voice Assistant needed after a holiday.
Speaktoit Assistant - Virtual Voice Assistant - More than Siri and Dragon Dictate but you still cannot open the phone ...
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New MindMeister free Add-on for Google Docs
Offers bullet pointed lists to aid document creation from a mindmap
SuperNova 14 screen reader and magnification launch announced
Previewing at CSUN 2014: Access to Reading Transformed for Blind and Low Vision
Dolphin's Guide 8 - Now get more from the web if you want a simple interface and have visual difficulties
People with sight loss can use the Dolphin software Guide 8 to make web pages easier to read as well as email and other ...
Global AutoCorrect - version for Mac due in November
Global AutoCorrect automatically corrects the user's spelling as they type,
ClaroSpeak with Word Prediction and Completion is now available in 14 languages
App costs £4.99 but ClaroSpeak latest update brings Word Prediction and Completion free to all ClaroSpeak users.
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Training Sessions for Read&Write 11 Gold in 2013
Training sessions taking place around the country in the coming months
Exciting new FREE iOS apps from the Sensory App House
Fun switch accessible apps to stimulate reactions from everyone especially those who have complex sensory needs but also ...
Portset solutions set wheelchair users free - wireless connection for devices
The Portset USB to Bluetooth converter which enables existing SEN Human Interface USB devices to become wireless, and ...
SuperNova v13.50 released for Windows 8 magnification, speech and Braille output
The recent SuperNova update allows users to interact with Sky Drive and Microsoft Office 2013
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) 2013.1beta1 released for testing
NVDA screen reader new version with some new short cut keys and basic support for MS PowerPoint etc.
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Orbit Research and APH Introduce the World’s First Handheld Talking Graphing Calculator
Based on the TI-84 Plus model from Texas Instruments, the Orion TI-84 Plus represents a breakthrough in STEM (Science, ...
ClaroCom - New Communicator App From Claro Software - free for a limited period.
Download this easy to use app that allows you to customise your own sentences as well as correct any the company offers! ...
New Podcasts from Dolphin - 'Web Access, Your Way'
New short series of SuperNova 13 podcasts from Dolphin Computer Access
Latest updates from MKC for speech recognition users
The Andrea WNC-1500 headset and Speechware 3 microphone are the latest in a long line of headsets and desktop ...
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NVDA free screen reader has been adapted for Windows 8
NVDA has been updated and Media Access Australia have provided training pages.
Tobii Eyetracking system goes mobile for evaluating system usage.
Tobii are now offering eyetracking systems on laptops and with glasses to check how software and web based systems are ...
Quillsoft Ltd. (Toronto, ON) announces the availability of iWordQ App for the Apple iPad.
The iWordQ App is designed to assist struggling writers and readers of all ages.
SuperNova version 13 launched by Dolphin Computer Access
The completely reengineered web support in SuperNova version 13 substantially reduces the time taken for a blind person ...
BrowseAloud Plus is launched by TextHelp - free trial till October 2012
BrowseAloud Plus extends the reach of BrowseAloud to all major mobile devices.
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Announcing the iPad App for Kurzweil 3000 – firefly
firefly App makes accessing and reading digital files from your Kurzweil 3000 Universal Library simple and easy!
Apple Mountain Lion OSX Accessibility Features - review
Disabled World review of the latest OSX operating system offered by Apple
Ivona Geraint and Gwyneth are new free synthetic voices in Welsh.
Ivona with RNIB and Welsh Government produce free voices to individuals and non-commercial UK organisations
VisionAid release new versions of Lex 1.0.0, Readit 3.0.0 & ReadEasy+ 4.0.0 software
Reading software developed to support scanned and onscreen documents for dyslexia and visual impairment.
Free Ablenet SoundingBoard app for AAC with recorded messages.
Communication app Ipad, iPhone and iPod touch with multiple pages.
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The Making of the New British Children's Voices Harry and Rosie
Assistiveware and Acapela Group announce the next version of Proloquo2Go with children's voices
iPhone + AppleTV = Low Cost CCTV Magnifier
ATMac finds a speedy way to help iPhone users magnify items.
Research In Motion (RIM) launch BlackBerry Screen Reader
BlackBerry Screen Reader for the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones
Microsoft Reader service and download closes
Microsoft is discontinuing Microsoft Reader effective August 30, 2012
Time to test Jess and Jack - new English voices - testing today
These voices are freely available to learners and staff in post 16 education in England.
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Global AutoCorrect 2 will be launched on April 2nd, 2012
Global AutoCorrect works with any text editing programs automatically correcting spelling errors as you type.
Don Johnston Announces arrival of 'Snap&Read'
"A Simple Toolbar That Reads Any Text On-screen" - copes with Flash, PDF, Word docs and text based images.
Penfriend Spring Sale
Discounts on Penfriend XP and Penfriend XL
MindView Suite NoteControl and MindView
Designed for students in Further and Higher Education or those who need to cite academic work and wish to use a mind ...
Bett 2012 updates
Lots of white boards and companies offering teaching support, but here are a few items for students
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My Accessible School launched by Dolphin
My Accessible School working partnership with Dolphin for students with specific learning and literacy difficulties.
Lightwriter Swift, UK Launch Tour from January - April 2012
Launching the new, pocket sized dedicated text-to-speech communication device from Toby Churchill.
Grid Player for iOS - COMING SOON
Grid Player enables users of The Grid 2 to access their grids on mobile devices.
V-Pen as a communication and spelling aid on paper and mobile technologies
An electronic pen that offers speech feedback when used with learning resources.
Free programs from Xavier Software
These include some alphabet games, a simple text-speech utility, and a virtual Slavonic abacus
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Olympus release new kit designed to assist students with their studies
The Disabled Students Allowance Audio Pack is available from all DSA QAG registered suppliers.
Dolphin EasyConverter v5.05 is now available to download from the Dolphin website
Latest update links and more resources about training and altformat information.
Claro FaceMouse now available
Claro FaceMouse lets users navigate a PC screen with a tilt of the head.
Accessible Wizard for MSOffice 2007 7.6 now available
Virtual508 Accessibility Wizard Update for PowerPoint & Word 2007 -free trial useful for helping to make materials ...
Introducing Victor Reader Stratus DAISY player
HumanWare announced introduction of Victor Reader Stratus in USA to replace Victor Reader ClassicX line.
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Oribi VeritySpell V2 available now
Spell checking and proofing tool developed by a speech and language therapist with wide ranging error checking.
ClaroRead Pro launched with print conversion tools
Scan and convert publications into editable PDF that can be read out loud with colour highlighting.
Kurzweil 3000 Colour Scan and Read now cheaper for Disabled Students' Allowance
This text to speech and scanning program for Mac and Windows OS has been reduced to £240
In Touch: News for Blind People - Free iTunes app
Open iTunes to download and subscribe to BBC 4 In-Touch podcasts.
British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) News and Events
Updates on new products inc. new magnifier, sensory equipment, speech amplifier.
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Connevans offer a new range of Hearing Aid Compatible mobile telephones
Connevans mobile phones are on special offer this month, with savings of up to £25.
Dolphin EasyConverter v5.04 is now available
A free download update is being offered for those who have version 5
Growing number of Daisy digital talking book applications
Searching for ways of making and reading digital talking books?
Force Ten Newsletter mentions some new electronic magnifiers that were at Sight Village - July 2010.
Three new desktop CCTVs and additional features for the Looky Plus, Tiger embossers and Braille Sense.
RNIB offer over 100 electronic text books for 11-14yr old print impaired students.
Available from September as a result of a Dept. for Education project to those with visual impairments and dyslexia.
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The iPhone app that takes the strain out of texting by turning speech into type
Speech both as an input and an output is coming to most smart phones.
SayText: a Free, Accessible OCR App for Blind iPhone Users
Capture a picture and have it read back to you - may suit may users especially those with reading difficulties.
Read&Write 4 GOLD FOR MAC available with many of the PC version's features.
According to [url=]iTechwire[/url] ...
Computer World tips on iPhone 4 where "the Accessibility controls have a couple of tricks for everybody"
"Turn on character counts in text messaging, changing fonts for readability, avoiding the "Death Grip," ...
Joe's review of SuperNova 11.50 with comments related to its use on Windows XP.
This is the latest version of the Dolphin screen reader and magnification software.
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Concept Live - an online training resource for assistive technology.
Pilot stage now over, Concept Live have an e-learning site available for students and Access to Work clients who require ...
The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools
Coming soon this book could be useful to those planning services in a regional area
Need to find out the best features to suit your needs on a mobile phone?
Mobile Manufacturer's Forum Database of accessible features on mobile phones.
HumanWare Launches Victor Reader Stream CD Edition
Transfer a DAISY book on CD onto one single, portable audio playback device without the use of a computer.
MedHand - Dr Companion Instant Medical Information on a PC, PDA, smart phone or iPhone.
Access to medical dictionaries and advice on a mobile device.
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Sight & Sound Exhibitions
Bournemouth 18th March and Camberley on 8th April, 2010
Portable programs for phonics - Phonics Toolbox
Xavier software bundle programs onto a USB pendrive.
Beta test the new JISC TechDis toolbar.
Text to speech, spell checking, dictionary, reference web pages, change colours and fonts on web pages.
Trying to decide which e-book reader to buy?
Looking for an e-book reader that takes the formats you want and is easy to use can be hard to find!
Sensory Software offer free Talkative grid set for The Grid 2
Now available for download at Online Grids as part of the Grid collection.
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Updates to ClaroRead for PC V5.5, ClaroIdeas, ClaroCapture V2 and SymWord
Clarosoftware update their product range and show Oska, the On-Screen Keyboard at Bett 2010.
HumanWare Launches the BrailleNote Apex QT
BrailleNote Apex is a lightweight note taker with Braille QWERTY keyboard
Intel Reader launched as a text capture system with optical character recognition.
Portable reading device suitable for those with visual impairments, dyslexia or other reading difficulties.
Baker & Taylor and K-NFB Reading Technology Partnership to supply accessible e-books.
Partnership to provide digital media content for K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.'s e-reader.
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What's New in JAWS 11 screenreader
JAWS 11 now shipping in USA for Microsoft Windows 7
New Co:Writer Word Prediction Software
Update on the original version with databanks, text to speech and simple look and feel.
TextHelp Fluency Tutor launched.
An on-line tool which helps develop oral reading fluency for early learners.
RADAR launch new publication 'Doing IT Differently'
Guide to provide information and assistance to take advantage of Information Technology regardless of disability.
Toby Churchill Ltd Open Day - Makers of the Lightwriter
11am - 4pm at Toby Churchill House, Norman Way Industrial Estate, Over, Cambridge CB24 5QE
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Windows 7 a better experience for everyone?
Improved accessibility out of the box...
Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard? Which applications are compatible?
Several sites now have news about software that will work when you go for the new operating system.
Credit crunch prices or free and open source assistive technologies.
Looking for assistive technologies that may be a bit cheaper?
Mac-cessibility for the iPhone - useful information about add-ons etc.
Useful website related to accessibility and the iPhone
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