For some features of EmpTech to function correctly, we need to set cookies on your computer.
 
Empowering Technologies
 
Product Update Archive: November, 2015

Select a date from the following list of product updates for that period. Note that only an entry's most recent update is shown

Freeware version available
Acta and Opal (outliner for word processing)
A free outline program for organising ideas in a linear fashion
Acta  and Opal (outliner for word processing)
Freeware version available
Amaya Web browser and editor
Open source web editor with templates for developing and annotating web pages.
Amaya Web browser and editor
Freeware version available
AMIS 3.1 Digital talking book reader
Open source, free DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 Playback Software
AMIS 3.1 Digital talking book reader
Freeware version available
Analytical Eye Typing Tutor version 1.6.3
Free keyboarding program with text based files that can be adapted to suit user needs
Analytical Eye Typing Tutor version 1.6.3
Freeware version available
Any.DO Task and To-do List
Free task management app for iPhone and Android with web app links
Any.DO Task and To-do List
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2
Open Source Office suite that supports Microsoft Office files and offers word-processing, spreadsheet, database and drawing applications
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2
Freeware version available
AutoHotkey 1.1
Open source free macro-making utility for Windows that helps with making keyboard or mouse shortcuts.
AutoHotkey 1.1
Freeware version availableUSD indicative price is $135
Axon Idea Processor
A mouse controlled mapping program for visualising and organising ideas with a full featured user interface.
Axon Idea Processor

Big Calculator App for iPad
Large button calculator that can be personalised and has print tape of stored calculations.
Big Calculator App for iPad
Freeware version available
Big Simple Talking Calculator
Full screen calculator with large buttons that covers the basic maths functions
Big Simple Talking Calculator
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
BRLTTY
Free utility for Unix, Linux and Android operating systems to access some Braille displays
BRLTTY
Freeware version available
BrowseAloud
BrowseAloud provides text to speech and dual colour highlighting of text and read accessible PDFs.
BrowseAloud
Freeware version available
Camera mouse
Free download head movement pointing software that works via any web camera.
Camera mouse
Freeware version available
CCHotKey for Mac OSX
Open Source and free script for making hot keys for actions
CCHotKey for Mac OSX
Freeware version available
ClearType Tuner
A free 'PowerToy' from Microsoft that makes fonts clearer with better smoothing.
ClearType Tuner
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
CleverKeys
Free download that links to any dictionary site you choose but default to dictionary.com
CleverKeys
Freeware version available
Click-N-Type
Onscreen keyboard with multiple layouts, word prediction, upper and lower case, scanning as well as being switch accessible.
Click-N-Type
Freeware version available
ClickAid
Free On-screen mouse support where double clicking is difficult
ClickAid
Freeware version available
ClipTalk
Free and open source text to speech from the Windows clipboard
ClipTalk
Freeware version available
ColourExplorer
Simple free utility to change background and text colours within Windows applications
ColourExplorer
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Daisy Pipeline 2
Open source framework for making digital talking books
Freeware version available
Dasher letter and word prediction
Open source text entry system with prediction for mobile and desktop technology.
Dasher letter and word prediction
Freeware version available
DesktopZoom
Free magnification software for Windows with full screen, cursor and specific area mode.
DesktopZoom
Freeware version available
Dmouse v1.0.0
Easy way to swap action clicks from left mouse button to right mouse button
Dmouse v1.0.0
Freeware version available
DSpeech
A free text to speech program using the voices available on our computer
DSpeech
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
E-triloquist
Communication software for Windows with sentence storage using synthesised speech.
E-triloquist
Freeware version available
EasyRead for Internet Explorer
Free additional toolbar for the browser making it easy to magnify many websites
EasyRead for Internet Explorer
Freeware version available
EdgeWrite
Single stroke text entry for handheld devices using a corner to corner approach in a small square.
EdgeWrite
Freeware version available
Emacspeak 17.0 audio desktop
Linux/Unix screen reader application for Emacs editor.
Emacspeak 17.0 audio desktop
Freeware version available
EverNote
Drag and drop note items from the web, electronic documents and attach pictures to provide a scrolling record of notes.
EverNote
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Excalibur Spell Checker
Open Source Multi-document spelling checker for Mac - LaTeX-aware.
Excalibur Spell Checker
Freeware version available
FinderPop 2.5.7 menu control
Allows one-button mouse access to contextual menus from anywhere.
FinderPop 2.5.7 menu control
Freeware version available
Fire Vox CLC-4-TTS Bundle
Free open source screen reading utility working within the Firefox web browser.
Fire Vox CLC-4-TTS Bundle

Fleksy predictive keyboard app
Autocomplete and word prediction for iOS and Android portable technologies
Fleksy predictive keyboard app
Freeware version available
Freedom communication software
Freedom requires mouse clicks and minimal mouse movement in allowing individuals to type and select phrases to be spoken.
Freedom communication software
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Freemind
Free open-source mind mapping software with ideas on branches and easy to use icons.
Freemind
USD indicative price is $9.95
FRS Talking Calculator
An onscreen talking calculator with large keys and sums seen vertically.
FRS Talking Calculator
Freeware version availableGBP indicative price is £54.01
Hotspots 2.0
Open source on-screen overlay creator that provides' point-and-click’ switch access.
Hotspots 2.0
Freeware version available
iCam
Free magnifying app with light and colour changes plus OCR and read aloud.
iCam
Freeware version available
Large Pointers
A variety of colourful and large pointers and cursors for Windows
Large Pointers
Top of Page 
GBP indicative price is £69.6
Listen Hear V2 auditory stimulation
The software provides auditory stimulation by enabling the playing and movement of sounds in stereo and in 3D.
Listen Hear V2 auditory stimulation
Freeware version available
MAAVIS
Simple menu system for access to the web and other applications on a computer.
MAAVIS
Freeware version available
MagMe
Full screen open source magnifier still in development
MagMe
Freeware version available
MAGpie 2.5.1 captioning and describing software
Supports the provision of captions and audio descriptions for multimedia.
MAGpie 2.5.1 captioning and describing software
Freeware version available
MathPlayer 4 Math-to-Speech Technology
Speech support for XHTML + MathML documents as a plug in to certain web browsers.
MathPlayer 4 Math-to-Speech Technology
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Microsoft Reader
Microsoft Reader is a text to speech reader for eBooks, desktop, laptop and tablet computers as well as Windows mobile
Microsoft Reader
Freeware version available
Mouse Gestures for Mozilla Firefox Browser
Open source Firefox Browser extension for 'mouse only' internet navigation.
Mouse Gestures for Mozilla Firefox Browser
Freeware version available
Mulberry symbol set
Online open content symbol set for communication aids
Mulberry symbol set
Freeware version available
MyCorkboard screensaver for reminders.
A corkboard type reminder system where items can be 'pinned-up' from notes to diary appointments.
MyCorkboard screensaver for reminders.
Freeware version available
nohandcom
Control software offering various different methods for accessing smart phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs).
nohandcom
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
NoSquint 2.1
Saves Zoom in and out and colour settings for web pages using Mozilla Firefox
NoSquint 2.1
Freeware version available
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
Open source free Windows screen reader using SAPI voices.
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
Freeware version available
Orca
Open source scriptable screen reader and magnifier for GNOME Desktop
Orca
Freeware version available
PDF to HTML Converter
Convert to text Adobe PDF files that are in English and most West European languages.
PDF to HTML Converter
Freeware version available
Philip's Lefty and Large Coloured Cursors
Free to download large Windows cursors with colours and left hand angles
Philip's Lefty and Large Coloured Cursors
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Point-N-Click mouse (PointNClick)
Free on-screen auto-dwell mouse application for controlling actions via a keyboard or any other input device.
Point-N-Click mouse (PointNClick)
Freeware version available
Power Reader
Open source free to download text reader application with images and dictionary explanations.
Power Reader
Freeware version available
PowerTalk 1.2.14
Automatic narration of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with synthesised text to speech.
PowerTalk 1.2.14
Freeware version available
pVoice
Free communication software for switch access with text to speech voice output for symbols, letters and words etc.
pVoice
Freeware version available
Readability
Free Android and iOS app that makes reading web pages easier by removing clutter.
Readability
Top of Page 
Freeware version availableGBP indicative price is £85.2
Reader
Simple clipboard text to speech or text and symbol reader with user preferences available for voices, colour and font changes.
Reader
Freeware version available
Reading Level Calculator
On-line tool for estimating the reading level of a web page.
Reading Level Calculator
Freeware version available
Safe Exam Browser
Open source web browser that offers a secure test environment.
Safe Exam Browser
Freeware version available
Save as DAISY for MS Word and Open Office
Open source add-on for making digital talking books in MS Word and Open Office
Save as DAISY for MS Word and Open Office
Freeware version available
SAW (Switch Access to Windows) SAW5
SAW enables Windows to be controlled by one or two switches, a joystick, a trackerball or a headpointer.
SAW (Switch Access to Windows) SAW5
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Sayz Me
Text to speech application using the Windows clip board.
Sayz Me

Sensory Speak Up
Simple app to encourage vocalisation with shape changes
Sensory Speak Up
Freeware version available
SENSwitcher
132 activities using shapes and animation covering eight progressive stages for teaching technology access skills.
SENSwitcher
Freeware version available
Sibelius Access for Sibelius music notation
Sibelius Access Jaws scripts provide the user with a method of producing music notation on the computer with speech feedback .
Sibelius Access for Sibelius music notation
Freeware version available
SteadyMouse v1.3
Allows for the filtering of excessive mouse movements and slows speeds of the pointer and more.
SteadyMouse v1.3
Top of Page 

Sticky app for iPhone or iPad
Free simple reminder and memo app that can be used to create coloured notes to display on your tablet or phone.
Sticky app for iPhone or iPad
Freeware version available
Super Spell Checker
Super Spell Checker uses Microsoft Agent and Word to offer on-the-fly spell checking.
Super Spell Checker
Freeware version available
Synote annotation system
Annotate and synchronise transcriptions videos and audio files
Synote annotation system
Freeware version available
Talking Box Pro
Free simple text to speech reader that uses the clip board in Windows.
Talking Box Pro
GBP indicative price is £65
Texthelp Read&Write for Google (Read and Write)
This text to speech software app for Google docs, web, PDFs and ePub files running within the Chrome browser.
Texthelp Read&Write for Google  (Read and Write)
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Tobi Digital Talking Book production
Open source multimedia production tool for DAISY Digital Talking Books.
Tobi Digital Talking Book production
Freeware version available
Touch Typing Tutor 2.0
Speech supported touch typing program with 18 graded lessons for those with visual impairments.
Touch Typing Tutor 2.0
Freeware version available
TouchCD 0.0.2
Open source free stop or start a CD on the PC with switch access or the space bar
TouchCD 0.0.2
Freeware version available
Virtual Magnifying Glass
Free, customisable open source, screen magnification tool for Windows
Virtual Magnifying Glass
Freeware version available
Vu-Bar 4.5 reading ruler
Free On-screen ruler that can be used to follow text on any application.
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
Web Talkster v4 Talking Browser
Text to speech for any accessible text document or web page loaded into the browser.
Web Talkster v4 Talking Browser
Freeware version available
WebbIE 3 web page reader
Internet browser which allows the user to read web pages in linear text format with screen reading software.
WebbIE 3 web page reader
Freeware version available
What Colour
A colour picker that details the red, green, blue values for colour accuracy on a screen.
What Colour
Freeware version available
WinBraille 4.20
Braille software offering translation from text based Windows applications
WinBraille 4.20
Freeware version available
WinTriangle Scientific Word Processor
Open source program for screen reading symbols and text used in Maths and Scientific expressions.
WinTriangle Scientific Word Processor
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
WiseMapping
Online mindmapping application that can also be downloaded.
WiseMapping
Freeware version availableGBP indicative price is £40
WordAid prediction software
Word prediction with complete keyboard and switch access and text to speech feedback.
WordAid prediction software
Freeware version availableGBP indicative price is £13
WordWeb free and Pro 8
This is a free thesaurus/dictionary that can be used from a word processor or as a stand-alone program.
WordWeb free and Pro 8
Freeware version available
WorldTime world clock
Free world clock with numerous options for different views and chimes or alarms and timers.
WorldTime world clock
Freeware version available
XMind 6
Open-source and free mind mapping software with ideas within symbols and speedy idea generation.
XMind 6
Top of Page 
Freeware version available
ZoomLens 2.5 (Zoom Lens)
Magnifies the area around the mouse pointer up to 24 times and enlarges the menu bar, but not the actual menus.
ZoomLens 2.5  (Zoom Lens)
© EmpTech 2017

Site Last Updated: 11th December, 2015
(Version 4)