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American Foundation for the Blind: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4&TopicID=167&DocumentID=1453Ā ; Tips & Tricks to make websites more accessible!
Boardmaker: http://www.mayer-johnson.com/downloads/default.aspx ; Speaking Dynamically Boards to download.
Boohbah: http://www.boohbah.tv/ ; Interactive kid fun.
L. Burkhart: http://www.lburkhart.com/pics.html ; Pictures online that can be used for communications systems and educational materials.
Crick Software – LearningGrids World: https://www.learninggrids.com/us/ ; Hundreds of free downloadable Clicker5, ClozePro, and WriteOnline resources.
do2learn: http://www.dotolearn.com/ ; Lots of information and resources as well as free printable picture symbols and charts to use for visual schedules and steps within tasks.
Download: http://download.cnet.com/windows/educational-software/3150-13572_4-0.html?&filter=licenseName=Free&filterName=&tag=ltcol;narrow ; Hundreds of free educational software downloads:
The Dynavox Page Exchange: http://members.aol.com/dds4kids/dynavox.html
; Find and share pages for the Dynavox and Dynamite.
Freeology: http://freeology.com/worksheet_creator/wordsearch/ ; Lots of freeware!
Fritschi: http://fritschi.home.mindspring.com/share.html ; Shareware!
GE : http://imagination3.com/ ; Virtual Whiteboard
IntelliTools Activity Exchange: http://www.intellitools.com/shareyouractivities.html
The Activity Exchange is the place for IntelliTools users to share activities they’ve made with IntelliTalk, Overlay Maker, ClickIt!, or IntelliPics. Browse, preview, and then download activities.
Mayer-Johnson Co.: http://www.mayer-johnson.com/sharing/index.html ; Setups to Share
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html
Jackson Pollock: www.jacksonpollock.org ; Create some abstract expressionist art using a mouse, rollerball, joystick or headpointer. Press the mouse button (or switch) to change the color of your paint and start Action Painting.
Priory Woods School: http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/resources/restop.htm ; download a wide variety of material including worksheets, curriculum documents, lesson plans and simple programs, which you are free to adapt and use in your school, college or home.
Trace Center: http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/multi/sharewar.htm ; collection of accessibility freeware and shareware for Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows 95/98, and UNIX and Linux systems. Includes software for people with all kinds of sensory and physical disabilities.
Peter Verhoeven: Screen Magnifiers Homepage ; computer programs for large print and voice access includes downloadable versions of many screen magnifier, screen review, and alternative mouse software products.
Free Trial versions of software
The following websites provide free trial versions of popular software. ConnSENSE or its staff are not endorsing these products but are listing them as assistive technology resources available for your use at no cost. Please read the details carefully as each vendors offers trial versions with a variety of requirements. Some are full versions of the software and some are only demo’s. They are also available for varying lengths of time, usually from 7 to 30 days or it can be based on how many times you open the program. So read the details carefully and have fun!
Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ ; Electronic document sharing.
AISquared: http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext/more/download_zoomtext_trial ; A magnifier/reader, fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.
R.J. Cooper: http://www.rjcooper.com/biggy/ ; BIGGY and BIGGY Lite are two cursor enhancement packages that offer a wide variety of cursor modifications for both Windows and MAC operating systems.
R. J. Cooper: http://www.rjcooper.com/icanemail/ ; ICanEmail is a simple talking email program.
Clicker 5: http://www.cricksoft.com/us/products/tools/clicker/evaluation.aspx ; A writing support, talking word processor and multimedia tool that enables users to write with whole words, phrases or pictures.
Don Johnston: http://www.donjohnston.com/downloads/ .
Freedom Scientific: http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/openbook-product-page.asp OpenBook ; allows users to read, edit and manage scanned images from books, magazines, manuals, mail and other printed documents.
Freedom Scientific: http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/jaws-downloads.asp ; JAWS is a screen reader for Windows that works with your PC to provide access to software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer’s sound card, information from the screen is read aloud.
G.W. Micro: http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Demo/ ;Window-Eyes Professional is a screen reader for Windows. Window-Eyes gives control over what users hear and how they hear it. Applications that utilize standard Microsoft controls will be spoken automatically with little to no configuration necessary. Other applications may require simple modifications to Window-Eyes whose options are accessible via a speech control panel
Inspiration: http://cf.inspiration.com/ie/index.cfm?fuseaction=freetrial.inspiration ; An idea-mapping or mind-mapping software that allows users to map-out processes, essay structures or flowcharts using a library of icons, symbols and pre-existing templates. This tool helps users, who are visual thinkers, build and structure their concepts and reinforce the organization of their thinking processes.
Intellitools: http://www.intellitools.com/classroom_suite/download.aspx?site=itc?site=itc#download ; The trial version is a fully functional version of the Classroom Suite product.
Prentke Romich: http://www.prentrom.com/downloads ; Support for AAC professionals and users.
Sensory Software: http://www.sensorysoftware.com/bigcalculator.html ; Big Calculator is a large on-screen calculator for Windows. This is an ideal tool for visually impaired users who need to do simple calculations on their computer. It is compatible with SAPI 4.0 speech systems for screen-reading functionality.
WordQ: http://www.wordq.com/cgi-bin/download/download.pl ; Word prediction software.