Product Update Archive: November, 2015
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2
Open Source Office suite that supports Microsoft Office files and offers word-processing, spreadsheet, database and drawing applications
Open source free macro-making utility for Windows that helps with making keyboard or mouse shortcuts.
Axon Idea Processor
A mouse controlled mapping program for visualising and organising ideas with a full featured user interface.
Free utility for Unix, Linux and Android operating systems to access some Braille displays
BrowseAloud provides text to speech and dual colour highlighting of text and read accessible PDFs.
Free download head movement pointing software that works via any web camera.
A free 'PowerToy' from Microsoft that makes fonts clearer with better smoothing.
Free download that links to any dictionary site you choose but default to dictionary.com
Onscreen keyboard with multiple layouts, word prediction, upper and lower case, scanning as well as being switch accessible.
Free On-screen mouse support where double clicking is difficult
Free and open source text to speech from the Windows clipboard
Simple free utility to change background and text colours within Windows applications
Free magnification software for Windows with full screen, cursor and specific area mode.
Easy way to swap action clicks from left mouse button to right mouse button
A free text to speech program using the voices available on our computer
Communication software for Windows with sentence storage using synthesised speech.
Single stroke text entry for handheld devices using a corner to corner approach in a small square.
Drag and drop note items from the web, electronic documents and attach pictures to provide a scrolling record of notes.
Freedom communication software
Freedom requires mouse clicks and minimal mouse movement in allowing individuals to type and select phrases to be spoken.
Free open-source mind mapping software with ideas on branches and easy to use icons.
Open source on-screen overlay creator that provides' point-and-click’ switch access.
Free magnifying app with light and colour changes plus OCR and read aloud.
A variety of colourful and large pointers and cursors for Windows
Simple menu system for access to the web and other applications on a computer.
Full screen open source magnifier still in development
Microsoft Reader is a text to speech reader for eBooks, desktop, laptop and tablet computers as well as Windows mobile
Control software offering various different methods for accessing smart phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs).
Saves Zoom in and out and colour settings for web pages using Mozilla Firefox
Open source scriptable screen reader and magnifier for GNOME Desktop
PDF to HTML Converter
Convert to text Adobe PDF files that are in English and most West European languages.
Open source free to download text reader application with images and dictionary explanations.
Automatic narration of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with synthesised text to speech.
Free communication software for switch access with text to speech voice output for symbols, letters and words etc.
Free Android and iOS app that makes reading web pages easier by removing clutter.
Simple clipboard text to speech or text and symbol reader with user preferences available for voices, colour and font changes.
Text to speech application using the Windows clip board.
132 activities using shapes and animation covering eight progressive stages for teaching technology access skills.
Allows for the filtering of excessive mouse movements and slows speeds of the pointer and more.
Super Spell Checker
Super Spell Checker uses Microsoft Agent and Word to offer on-the-fly spell checking.
Talking Box Pro
Free simple text to speech reader that uses the clip board in Windows.
Touch Typing Tutor 2.0
Speech supported touch typing program with 18 graded lessons for those with visual impairments.
Open source free stop or start a CD on the PC with switch access or the space bar
WebbIE 3 web page reader
Internet browser which allows the user to read web pages in linear text format with screen reading software.
A colour picker that details the red, green, blue values for colour accuracy on a screen.
Braille software offering translation from text based Windows applications
Online mindmapping application that can also be downloaded.
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.
WorldTime world clock
Free world clock with numerous options for different views and chimes or alarms and timers.
Open-source and free mind mapping software with ideas within symbols and speedy idea generation.
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.
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