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Claro Software’s smart suite of apps for iOS!

Claro Software’s smart suite of apps for iOS!

Claro Software have been in the biz of assistive technology for a long while and it is evident with the release of their growing collection of high quality apps for the iPad. I just thought I would give you a brief run down on the diverse suite of apps and their features. They really are easy to use, …

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Karen and Lee Voices available on MAC OS

Karen and Lee Voices available on MAC OS

Whilst attending the excellent Making a Difference SA Expo last week, conducted at Hindmarsh, Jim  Sprialis, Craig and I discovered that some high quality Australian text to speech (TTS) Karen and Lee were available as free downloads for MAC OS users. These voices are freely available for download in the later versions of MAC OS 10.7 (or later).  …

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Weally Wonderful Apps V4.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V4.0

Another update to the Weally Wonderful Apps – now at Version 4 in May 2012. Download Weally Wonderful Apps (MS Word doc 1.1 MB) – Use Firefox to download if you have problem with saving the file under Internet Explorer. If you don’t have Microsoft Word, you can download a free Microsoft Word viewer.

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Unus Tactus – a new simple phone App

Unus Tactus – a new simple phone App

Reposted with permission from www.janefarrall.com/blog is a really fabulous new App for the iPhone – which allows a user to access a simple picture based phone directory to make calls.     Creating an entry is short and simple – just press the plus icon at the top of the screen and add a new person – type …

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Weally Wonderful Apps V3.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V3.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V3.0 is a new update. It has about 80 new entries so it has grown since Version 2.0. Download Weally Wonderful Apps (MS Word docx 804 KB) – Use Firefox to download if you have problem with saving the file under Internet Explorer. Download Weally Wonderful Apps (zip 688 KB) If you don’t have Microsoft …

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Weally Wonderful Apps V2.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V2.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V2.0 is an update of the Version 1.0 document. I have added categories that are more descriptive and so the resource should be more user-friendly. Quite a few new apps have been added as well as some new resources and links to articles. I hope that this 13 page document will be useful for educators, …

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Universal Access to Web Browsers

Universal Access to Web Browsers

1. Introduction As per critical software for users with different access and learning needs, the web browser is most definitely one of the most important. Students now spend so much of their time online inside a browser. When they are on social media sites, chatting, searching, researching and collecting data, emailing, shopping, banking, reading the news, sports, entertainment …

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Weally Wonderful Apps V1.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V1.0

I have created a new resource in MS Word that just applies to Apps – thus ‘Weally Wonderful Apps’. It is Version 1.0 and has an introductory page and then is followed by six pages of links to resources, articles, reviews. Best-Of sites and teaching and learning supports for people working within education and therapy. It will definitely …

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iZoom 4: New Version of the lower cost Screenreader for People with Low Vision

iZoom 4: New Version of the lower cost Screenreader for People with Low Vision

At less than half the cost of ZoomText, iZoom is an economical option for people with low vision who need an easy-to-use program for magnifying text on their computer screens. Another big bonus is that it speaks out the text using clear male and female Australian voices! AND the new iZoom Version 4 has just been released allowing …

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Universal Access using Keyboards and Typing Tutors

Universal Access using Keyboards and Typing Tutors

1. Introduction ‘Typing is the process of inputting text into a device, such as a typewriter, cell phone, computer, or a calculator, by pressing keys on a keyboard. It can be distinguished from other means of input, such as the use of pointing devices like the computer mouse, and text input via speech recognition. The world’s first typist …

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