Assistive Technologies

These technologies have been used by students when building up strategies to make working with on-line materials easier and quicker.

Communication and Collaboration

Communicating and sharing items across the internet.

Blackberry
Blackboard Discussion forums
Blogs and Wikis
Dropbox
Facebook
iPad
iPad's Accessibility
LiveJournal viewing options
Microsoft Groove 2007
MSN - Windows Live Messenger
Skype
Smartphone mobile phone
Sony Ericsson mobile phone operating system
Webcams
Wireless - WiFi and Bluetooth

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Internet

Browsers, utilities, tools based on the internet such as Google Docs and Books.

Babylon Dictionary
CiteULike
Google Books
Google Calendar
Google Docs
Google Guide for shortcuts
Google Maps
ieSpell checker
JISC TechDis Toolbar
Literature Network
LiveJournal
Opera Browser
Web of Knowledge
WebbIE
WebCat
WebVisum
Wikilook
Wikipedia and Wikiversity

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Multimedia

Graphics, audio, video.

Accessible Podcatcher
CapturaTalk
CorelDRAW
Google Images
Impatica plug-in for PowerPoint
iPod
iTunes
Microsoft Office Picture Manager
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Olympus DS40 and DS65 Recorder
QuickTime Media Player
Spotify
XClef HD-500 player
Zune 30

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Personalisation

Computer accessibility tools and adaptations

Accessibar for Firefox
Adobe Reader Toolbars
Apple Mac OSX Keyboard shortcuts
Braille Lite
ClaroRead and other Claro Software
Colour Explorer
Dual Monitors plus Portrait mode
Ergonomic Keyboard
eyePilot
Google Toolbar
JAWS
Joystick-to-Mouse
Keyboard shortcuts
Kurzweil 1000
Mac OS X Accessibility Resources
Microsoft Windows personalisation
Microsoft Windows Vista Accessibility Resources
Microsoft Windows XP Accessibility Resources
Microsoft Word 2003 & 2007 Personalisation
Mozilla Firefox customisation
Opera Accessibility options
Optical Mouse
Quill Mouse
SuperNova
Texthelp Read and Write Gold
ZoomText

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Productivity

Office Add-Ins, Diaries, calendars and planning software, Spreadsheets and Presentation tools.

Adobe Reader Snapshot Tool
Blackboard file download tips
Blackboard Personalisation
Braille - Duxbury
Concise Oxford Dictionary (11th Edition)
CourseGenie (Wimba Create)
Dictionary.com
Dragon NaturallySpeaking
EndNote
Google spell checker
HP iPaq Pocket PC
Idea Rover
Inspiration
Keynote Mac Presentation tool
Livescribe Smartpen
Merriam Webster Dictionary
Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard
Microsoft OfficeTemplates
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint as a planning tool
Microsoft Word 2007 Reference Tool
Microsoft Word AutoSummarise
Microsoft Word Dictionary
Microsoft Word Table of Contents
Microsoft Word Tables and Columns
Omnipage Scanning and OCR
OneNote 2007
OpenOffice.org (Open Office)
Palm Tungsten E2
Phrase Express
Plustek OpticBook 3600
Snipping Tool
Sticky Notes
TabletPC
USB flash memory pen drive
USB hub and card reader
Visual Thesaurus
Wordle
yEd - Java Graph Editor

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