Technology

BrowseAloud

logo-2BrowseAloud is a solution that allows you, the website visitor, the option of having website content read aloud. BrowseAloud is free to download and you have control over the voice, speech highlighting and word pronunciations.

 

Features

  • Voice control – you can control how BrowseAloud reads sites aloud
  • Highlighting – BrowseAloud highlights the word and sentence it is reading aloud
  • Continuous reading – BrowseAloud will keep reading a page until you tell it to stop
  • Small download – BrowseAloud has a small firewall-friendly download

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Dragon Naturally Speaking

boxshot_dns9_profUsers speak naturally and at a normal pace without the need to pause between words. You can create, edit, format, and move text by voice directly in virtually any Windows application. You can operate your PC totally hands-free with voice commands and mouse control.

nuance.com

Staples / Future Shop / Best Buy


TextHelp Read and Write – GOLD

tech2003_03TextHelp Read and Write – Gold version an invaluable tool for people with reading and writing difficulties to use their computer with ease. A vocabulary support package which talks, types, checks spelling, corrects mistakes, predicts, magnifies and screen reader, scanning, homophones, thesaurus, and a custom dictionary.

texthelp.com

Cambrian College
Glen Crombie Centre
Sudbury, ON

Tel: 800 461 7145


Co:Writer

Co:Writer is the writing assistant with intelligent word prediction that helps struggling students build and write complete and correct sentences. It reduces the number of keystrokes needed to produce a word or sentence, so students aren’t frustrated by writing. Co:Writer uses its built-in intelligence to prompt the student with words that fit into the sentence. Three dictionaries to choose from: 2,000 words, for beginning writers, and 10,000 words and 40,000 words for students of all ability levels.

donjohnston.com/products

Betacom Incorp
Mississauga, ON

Tel: 800 353 1107


Write:Outloud

Write:Outloud is the easy-to-use yet powerful talking word processor with a talking spell checker. This award-winning program helps get class work done and makes students enjoy writing. Listening to words encourages reluctant writers and eliminates frustration. Write:Outloud gives students the satisfaction and success that motivates them to write more and want to write.

donjohnston.com/products

Betacom Incorp
Mississauga, ON

Tel: 800 353 1107


Word Q

WordQ2BoxWord Q software is a writing tool used along with standard Windows word processing software to provide spelling, grammar, and punctuation assistance. It uses advanced word prediction to suggest words for you to use and provides spoken (text-to-speech) feedback. Users of all ages who have problems writing and editing can benefit, including those who have a learning disability (LD) such as Dyslexia, or who are learning English as a second language (ESL).

http://www.wordq.com/

Quillsoft Ltd.
190 Silver Birch Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4E 3L5

1-866-629-6737


WYNN

WYNN Wizard provides optical character recognition (OCR), the ability to scan a printed page and convert it into electronic text. Speech synthesis enables this scanned text to be read aloud. A special correction feature provides automatic correction of misrecognized word. WYNN Wizard permits two views of material: Exact View shows material exactly as scanned; Text View displays the text only to enable visual tailoring for individual use. The two views are linked and users may switch back and forth from one view to the other. WYNN Wizard can scan and read word processing, text files, and the Internet. Video

Tour and Free Demo

freedomscientific.com

Global e Text Inc
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416 663 4689


AlphaSmart 3000

tech2003_06A portable keyboard that is compatible with any PC or Mac. You can practice keyboarding, essays, and notes without having to be at a computer. It is portable which allows to use it in the classroom, at home, or on field trips. The files are transferrable. SmartApplets are mini software applications that can be downloaded to the AlphaSmart to extend its functionality for keyboarding, templates, email and much more. SmartApplets software: Inspiration, Co:Writer

alphasmart.com

Ed_Rehab
547 Londry Court
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8M3

Tel: 905 853 3527
Fax: 905 853 3527


Kurzweil 3000

tech2003_07Kurzweil 3000 is a reading system that helps people with reading difficulties or learning differences to improve reading speed and comprehension. This software program provides both an auditory and visual presentation of scanned text images on the computer screen.

kurzweiledu.com

Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.
5288 General Road, Unit 6
Mississauga, ON L4W 1Z8

Tel: 905 629 1654
Fax: 905 629 2331


Quickionary Reading Pen

tech2003_08-9A portable reading device that reads words aloud, displays syllables, keeps a scanned words, scans inverted and hyphenated text, contains over 200,000 definitions and includes a video tutorial and manual on audio cassette

quick-pen.com

Fun Tech, Inc.
2155 Dunwin Drive, Unit 15
Mississauga, ON L5L 4M1

Tel: 905 607 6656
Fax: 905 607 6888


FM System

tech2003_10This hardware is ideal for both group and personal implication. In the classroom they may be used by students with auditory attention deficit, or hearing loss. Designed to assist students with auditory attentions deficit maximize their attention and concentration levels.

phonicear.com

Phonic Ear Canada
7475 Kimbel Street, Unit 10
Mississauga,ON L5S 1E7

Tel: 905 677 3231
Fax: 905 677 7760
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8


Kidspiration K-Grade 5

kidspirationInspiration a visual thinking tool that is designed to clarify and organize your ideas. This program allows the user to make concept maps, or webs on a computer screen and the, with the click of a mouse, turn them in to outlines.

kidspiration.com

Microcomputer Science Centre
5288 General Road, Unit 6
Toronto, ON L4W 1Z8

Tel: 905 629 1654
Fax: 905 629 2321


INSPIRATION – The Visual Thinking Tool

kidspirationInspiration®  takes visual learning to a higher level, supporting critical thinking, comprehension, and writing in all curriculum areas. Retaining the core Inspiration functions, Inspiration introduces significant new capabilities to improve the visual learning experience for students and teachers.

inspiration.com

Strategic Transitions® Inc.
Aurora, ON

Tel: 800 726 7784


Franklin Speaking Ace

tech2003_14It is a hand-held electronic phonetic spelling corrector and word game player that pronounces over 90,000 words. The spelling corrector contains words from Merriam-Webster dictionary. You will hear words pronounced clearly and correctly.

franklin.com

Franklin Electronic Publishers
One Franklin Plaza
Burlington, N.J. 08016-4907

Tel: 800 266 5626
Fax: 609 239 5948


ReadPlease

tech2003_16ReadPlease 2003 is a text-to-speech application, speaks any text copied to the Windows Clipboard from any Windows application, converts any text into natural voice, frees up the eyes and hands to perform other tasks simultaneously. ReadPlease speaks at natural speed, or as fast or as slow as you wish, you even control the pitch. It’s FREE.

readplease.com

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Tel: 807 474 7702
Fax: 807 768 1285


WordWeb

tech2003_17The WordWeb is a powerful free English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. Features include: definitions and synonyms, proper nouns, related words, 120,000 root words, 100,000 synonym sets, and link up to MS Word. This program is quick and easy to use.

wordweb.info/free


Slimware Windows Bridge

tech2003_19Screen reader (voice output technology) produce voice output to support for text displayed on computer screen and keystrokes entered on the keyboard. This program enables the visually impaired, non-verbal, or dyslexic user to read the data that appears within windows application programs

frontiercomputing.on.ca

Frontier Computing
2221 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Tel: 888 480 0000
Fax: 416 489 6693


Duxbury Translator

logo01This program is an application software that allows documents to be converted from “text” to “braille” form.

duxburysystems.com

Duxbury Systems, Inc.
270 Littleton Road, Unit 6
Westford, MA 01886-3523 USA

Tel: 978 692 3000
Fax: 978 692 7912


Braille Embosser

tech2003_19-4Braille printer can accommodate many paper types and sizes. You can use the standard computer paper, or use small size paper such as tractor fed index cards and labels.

telesensory.com

Telesensory Corp.
520 Almanior Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Tel: 800 804 8004
Fax: 408 616 8720


ZoomText

tech2003_21ZoomText  enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the screen, with unmatched quality and performance. Access to documents, email and the Internet has never been easier or more accurate. The new ZoomText 8.0 comes in two great products; ZoomText Magnifier – a standalone screen magnifier, and ZoomText Magnifier/ ScreenReader – a fully integrated magnifier and screen reader.

aisquared.com/index.cfm

Ai Squared
P.O. Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255
USA

Tel: 802 362 3612
Fax: 802 362 1670


Jaws for Windows

A screenreader software application for windows applications, WIN 95/98, NT4.0 and Internet Explorer

hj.com

Henter Joyce, Inc
11800 31st Court North
St. Peterburg, FLA 33716-1805
USA

Tel: 800 336 5658


Braille ‘n Speak

tech2003_18It can be used to write, review and edit braille. Braille ‘n Speak can hold up to 2700 pages of braille and translate braille into print format.

frontiercomputing.on.ca


Type ‘n Speak

tech2003_18-7Type ‘n Speak talking note-taker. It includes a word processor, automatic spell check, talking telephone directory, appointment calendar, calculator and stopwatch, and talking computer terminal.

frontiercomputing.on.ca


Braille Lite

tech2003_22It is a portable note-taker with a braille display and speech output. The files can be transferrable from this unit to a computer processor. Word Processor with spell check, talking telephone directory and talking computer terminal.

freedomscientific.com

Frontier Computing
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M4S 1H2

Tel: 416 489 6690
Fax: 416 489 6693


Arctic TransPort

tech2003_18-5A battery operated external speech synthesizer. Simply connect the port to a computer’s serial port, press mode button, and spoken instructions will follow. Transferrable to any IBM or compatible computer.

frontiercomputing.on.ca

Frontier Computing
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M4S 1H2

Tel: 416 489 6690
Fax: 416 489 6693


Open Book Unbound

tech2003_18-9This software program is a reading tool and can scan with an accuracy of 99%. An Open Book is a scanner which sees the page. The reading machine which records and translates the scanned words into text, so you can read now or read later. A voice synthesizer reads your page back to you.

frontiercomputing.on.ca

Frontier Computing
250 Davisville Avenue
Toronto, ON M4S 1H2

Tel: 416 489 6690
Fax: 416 489 6693


Kurzweil 1000

tech2003_24Kurzweil 1000 is an advanced scanning and reading tool for people who are blind or visually impaired. With Kurzweil 1000, printed documents can be scanned quickly into your computer and then converted into speech using the acclaimed RealSpeak.

microscience.on.ca

Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.
5288 General Road, Unit 6
Mississauga, ON L4W 1Z8

Tel: 905 629 1654
Fax: 905 629 2331


Large Print Windows Keyboard

tech2003_24-57A keyboard that has large print on the keys. The print on the large print keyboard covers most of the keys. This will make it easier for low vision users to know the keyboard.

microscience.on.ca

Microcomputer Science Centre
5288 General Road, Unit 6
Toronto,ON L4W 1Z8

Tel: 905 629 1654
Fax: 905 629 2321


HeadMouse for Portables

tech2003_24-6The HeadMouse sensor replaces the standard desktop computer mouse for people who cannot use their hands

microscience.on.ca

MicroScience Computer Centre
5288 General Road, Unit 6
Mississauga, ON L4W 1Z8

Tel: 905 629 1654
Fax: 905 629 2321


Magic Wand Keyboard

A miniature computer keyboard and mouse for people with disabilities. The keyboard allows disabled people with limited or no hand movement to access any IBM or Apple Mac computer using only slight hand or head motion. The Magic Wand Keyboard works with the touch of a wand (hand-held or mouthstick). The mouse works like a standard mouse, with every function built in, but no hand ability.

magicwandkeyboard.com

Tykris Incorp.
P.O. Box 309
3271 – 15 Side Road
Campbellville, ON LOP 1VO

Tel: 905 854 3009
Fax: 905 854 3012


Clicker Plus

tech2003_24-57An on-screen talking keyboard for writing and communication in Windows. This program lets students type text, enter keyboard commands and speak phrases from the screen. Clicker Plus is design for those who use a touch screen, or mouse.

microscience.on.ca

Microcomputer Science Centre
5288 General Road, Unit 6
Toronto, ON L4W 1Z8

Tel: 905 629 1654
Fax: 905 629 2321


Ergonomic Keyboard

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MALTRON adaptive keyboards are designed to enable people with special needs to enter computer data much more easily and quickly than with conventional keyboards. Keyboards for people with special needs: single handed keyboards, singer finger or head/mouth stick and expanded keyboard.

maltron-canada.com


Your Dictionary – YDC

tech2003_30YourDictionary.com provides the most Your Dictionary – YDCcomprehensive and authoritative portal for language and language-related products and services on the web with more than 1800 dictionaries with more than 250 languages. More than 1,500,000 people a month visit YDC.

yourdictionary.com


Orbit Trackball

tech2003_31Control your cursor with a simple touch of the finger! The highly accurate Orbit Optical is as easy to use as a regular mouse, but it stays in one place saving you valuable desk space. The precise optical tracking mechanism is also resistant to dust, reducing the need for regular trackball cleaning

kensington.com


 LiveScribe PEN

penThe Echo smartpen from Livescribe records everything you hear, say and write, and links your audio recordings to your notes, so you can find what you need with a simple tap.

  • Instant playback of audio by tapping on your notes
  • Capture hundreds of hours of audio or thousands of pages
  • MicroUSB connector to transfer notes/audio to your Mac
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack for use with your earbuds

livescribe.com



UbiDuo

ubiduo_05With the UbiDuo, communication is quick: the deaf, hard of hearing or hearing person can start a conversation right away instead of writing on paper & pen, or waiting for an interpreter to arrive.

scomm.com


Zoom Q3HD Camcorder

videocameraStand alone pocket sized camcorder.  Lights weight and easy to use and records full HD video