Technology at your Service
_ Read&Write GOLD is a customizable easy-to-use toolbar that directly integrates with familiar applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader, allowing students to access the support tools they need from within the programs they use every day. The product highlights and reads text aloud using natural sounding voices and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing, studying, research, and test taking.
_ Kurzweil 3000 provides an auditory and visual presentation of scanned text and images on the computer screen. It is simple to use (all it takes is a basic knowledge of scanning) and a great tool for people with learning disorders, or anyone with reading difficulties.
_ JAWS is an invaluable tool for students with visual impairments. It is a top of the line screen reader with internet capabilities, email access, and full compatibility with Microsoft products such as Office 2007.
_ MagicŪ screen magnification software not only increases the size of what you see on a monitor, but Magic with Speech also speaks aloud screen contents.
_ This is a no-hands required voice-recognition program that types as you speak. It is a great tool for students with limited manual dexterity, specifically those who are unable to use a standard keyboard. It is also useful for those with reading and writing difficulties and for students with visual impairments, since Dragon also contains a playback feature that reads back the text that's been written on the screen.
Laptop Computers to view captions in the classroom
Microphone/Headset system for remote captioning
Thumball, trackball mice :
_ These ergonomic mice are designed especially for computer users with a limited range of motion and those who may have difficulty with motor control.
Maxim Adjustable Keyboard and kinesis Keyboard :
_ Ergonomic keyboard that alleviates strain on the fingers and wrists. This is a wonderful solution for individuals with Carpal-tunnel syndrome.