Assistive Technology Resources

AT Resource Charts

  1. Reading Chart
  2. Math Assistive Technology Chart
  3. Writing Chart
  4. AT Devices Chart

Text to Speech Software

  1. Read Outloud (Mac and Windows)
  2. gh Player
  3. Cast E-reader (Mac and Windows)
  4. IntelliTalk III (Mac and Windows)
  5. Kurzweil 3000 (Mac and Windows)
  6. WYNN
  7. TextHelp Applications
  8. Text Assist
  9. Premier Programming Applications
  10. WordQ
  11. HELPread
  12. ReadPlease - freeware
  13. Text-Edit Plus (Mac)

OCR software applications

  1. Text Bridge Pro available off the shelf at office/computer stores (professional version is essential for any accuracy except for very clean copy, one column formatted text)
  2. Omnipage Pro available off the shelf at office/computer stores (professional version is essential for any accuracy except for very clean straight formatted text)
  3. Kurzweil 3000 (Mac and Windows)
  4. WYNN
  5. TextHelp Applications
  6. Premier Programming Applications (scan and read)

Screen Reading Applications

  1. TextHelp Applications
  2. JAWS (Freedom Scientific) This application generally used for persons with visual impairment who need everything on screen read)
  3. Window-Eyes -This application generally used for persons with visual impairment who need everything on screen read

E-Text Access

  1. Adobe Reader
  2. Microsoft Reader
  3. www.cast.org
  4. LD resource

Audio Books for MP3 or IPod

  1. www.audible.com
  2. www.audiobooks.com
  3. www.audiobooksonline.com

Reading remediation and Learning Software

This is a sample of software applications that work on reading skills not compensation. There are numerous reading remediation programs on the market. This is a list of some of the more commonly used programs in special education.

  1. Simon SIO (www.donjohnston.com )
  2. Lexia (www.lexialearning.com )
  3. Earobics (www.earobics.com )
  4. Merit Software (www.meritsoftware.com )
  5. Fast ForWord (www.scilearn.com )
  6. Laureate Learning Systems (www.laureatelearning.com)

Low and Mid Tech Reading Supports

  1. Quicktionary Reading pen
  2. Portable Speaking Spell Checkers — Franklin - http://www.franklin.com
  3. EZC Highlighter tape, Reader Highlighter Strips www.reallygoodstuff.com

Please note that these resources are for reference only, AIM-VA has no control over the content or accuracy of links included in each list.

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