Utility Applications

Results: 36

Abasoft Talking Desktop Software

Abasoft Desktop Software is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, upper extremity, severe physical, mobility or vision disabilities. This talking and listening software offers speech recognition, dictation and a natural text-to-speech voice. The program talks back to the user at every opportunity in addition to displaying text. Features include voice commands for hands-free computer operation, including MP3 music, weather maps, dictation

Attainment Switch

Attainment Switch is a switch emulation program designed for used by individuals with cognitive, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as a wireless accessibility switch. Attainment Switch can be used to communicate with scanning-enabled software running on any computer running the Mac or Windows operating system. The user can select from either one-button or two-button switch mode and use the app's bui

Autism Timer

Autism Timer is a timer program designed for use by parents and teachers working with children with autism or other developmental or cognitive disabilities. This application (or app) allows a parent or teacher to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to show elapsed time and to alert a person when a selected period of time expires. The user can set three different times for green, yellow and red zones and change the duration from one minute up to a period of hours. The user launches the app an

Azumio Glucose Buddy Diabetes App

Glucose Buddy is a data storage utility for people with diabetes. Users can manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. Then, the user can view all of entered data on a given glucosebuddy.com online account. POWER: Apple or Android Devices (must be Google Play or iTunes accessible). WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Browsealoud

BrowseAloud is a voice output utility program desinged to improve the accessibility of websites for people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities or vision disabilities. This speech-enabling solution helps bring sites in line with Section 508 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). This application reads web content aloud in a high quality voice. Making a site BrowseAloud-enabled is done remotely, so no changes to the site are required. The client plug-in technology ensures a webmas

Endeavor Smartstation Ii - Single User Pro Edition

Endeavor SmartStation II – Single User PRO Edition is a voice output computer desktop configuration program designed for use by individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities and brain injury. The program allows the user to build a personalized computer experience and includes button palettes for creating easy computer access. The user can customize his or her browser for safe and easy Web access with the Web Trek palette. Visual Media Player provides the user with a simple way to pla

Eyes-Free Shell

Eyes-Free Shell is an audible screen navigation, voice output dialing and screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns an Android device into an eyes-free communication device and provides one-touch access to applications and mini-apps built into Eyes-Free Shell. The user interacts with the touch screen to check status information, launch applications, and direct dial or message a contact. The main screen has seven widget

Gus! Word Prediction

Gus! Word Prediction is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities and individuals who use one hand on a computer keyboard. This voice output utility program can be used with standard application software. It places an "always on top" window on the computer screen, which can be stretched or shrunk to any size, with automatic adjustment of font size. As the user begins to enter a word, the box displays a list of choices. Words are pre

Icanemail (Models Sm-24 & Sm-27)

ICanEmail is a voice output electronic mail program designed for use by individuals with learning, visual, or physical disabilities. This full-screen talking email program operates in a sequential manner, where it asks one question at a time, such as "Who would you like to send this to?" or "If you'd like to speak your message, you can do that here." The email partner (sender or recipient) does not require any special software to interact with the user of this program. The program also enables t

Keyspell Ellipsis

KeySpell Ellipsis is a voice output spelling utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This spelling aid supplements the spell checkers in programs such as Microsoft Word. It has a comprehensive dictionary of 350,000 words, and can be set for specific levels of difficulty or areas of interest. For example, an inexperienced writer could reduce the number of suggestions produced by choosing the Junior dictionary, while a doctor could narrow the range of suggestions by cho

Keystone Discrete

KeyStone Discrete is a voice output screen reader and utility program and voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program integrates discrete voice recognition technology with a text-to-speech screen reader and a homophone and spelling checker. It comprises KeyStone ScreenSpeaker (Discrete Edition) and DragonDictate software (see separate entries). In the speech recognition enrollment process, this program reads out the

Keystone Screenspeaker Solo

KeyStone ScreenSpeaker Solo is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Users can hear their work being spoken back while the text is being typed or dictated using voice recognition software (not included). Any mistakes can be found and corrected using spelling and homophone checkers. Any amount of the text can be read back at any time. Text can be read by character, word, line, sentence, pa

Keystone Speechmaster Solo

KeyStone SpeechMaster Solo is a voice input text editor program and voice output output screen reader program and spell check utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The system integrates voice recognition technology (Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred software; see separate entry) with a text-to-speech screen reader (KeyStone ScreenSpeaker) and a spelling and homophone checker. The program reads enrollment scripts in small phrases for the user to repeat, making it un

Magnifier, The (Model 12202)

The Magnifier, model 12202, is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program provides 1x to 40x magnification (up to 40 times original size) for all Windows applications. The area of magnification is the full screen (full screen mode), a sizable window with auto-positioning (windowed mode) or a small lens (lens mode). Cursor locator lines help the user to find the cursor; these lines can be sized and animated. In a network, the program can run multi

Magwin Standard

MagWin Standard is a screen magnification and voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software is installed on one computer. The screen magnification program has magnification levels ranging from 1.5x up to 36x. The magnification can be increased in increments of 0.5x. The program has eight different viewing modes, from full screen to a single line zoom. Dozens of color combinations are available to decrease eye fatigue. Character outlines are smo

Magwin Usb

MagWin USB is an accessibility software module containing screen magnification and voice output screen reader programs designed for use by individuals with low vision. The unit plugs into a computer's USB port, and the the software opens without needing to be installed. Since no administrator privileges are necessary to install the software, restrictions on public computers against granting installation rights are not a obstacle to using MagWin USB. In addition, the user can borrow a friend's la

Mouse For Tiny Hands, The (Model 4038)

The Mouse for Tiny Hands, model 4038, is a mouse and mouse skills training program designed for use by children with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. The set includes a large two-button mouse and a CD-Rom with five play activities designed to teach children to use a mouse, including clicking and dragging. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers.

Mouse&caret Buddy

Mouse&Caret Buddy is a cursor locator program designed for use by individuals with low vision or limited attention. This program provides an icon (picture) beside the standard mouse and caret cursors for ease of location and easier visibility. Users can select one of the included icons or they can import their own. Icon size and hot spot location (cursor location) are adjustable (i.e., where the cursor is actually located relative to the picture). Users can also set the pictures to be remove

My-T-Mouse

My-T-Mouse is a keyboard interface program designed to allow a mouse or any other pointing device (including track balls, pens, touch screens, joysticks, puffing devices, head mice, InfraRed, switches and digitizer pads) to operate within Windows without, or as an addition to, a keyboard to minimize movement and simplify multi-keystroke actions to a single action for persons with physical disabilities. The software contains 5 different U.S. (including ABCD, DVORAK and QWERTY) and 20 internationa

Oneway

OneWay is a mouse emulator program designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries, arthritis, or upper extremity or neurological disabilities. This software allows the user to position the mouse cursor through only side-to-side movements. The horizontal dimension of the curser is selected by moving a vertical bar across the screen. While the user moves the vertical bar from side to side, all up and down movements are thrown out, so he or she can c

Penfriend Na

Penfriend NA is a word prediction and abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, and learning disabilities. This voice output utility program can be used with almost any word processor program. Every time the user types a letter or letters, the program provides a list of the most likely words which fit those letters. The list appears in a new window, with user-selectable text and background colors. The user picks one of these words by pressin

Qualieye & Qualieye Lite

QualiEye is a cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program provides a hands-free mouse alternative, enabling users to move the cursor using body movements and give commands using gestures. The program converts head or finger movements into on-screen cursor movements in real time by processing the images of a standard USB camera (not included). The program provides precise cursor control without r

Qualimail

QualiMail is an electronic mail program designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The user can set up a personal E-mail address and configure and name folders (Inbox, Outbox, Trash, etc.). Addresses can be stored in an address book and can be added, deleted, modified, and printed. The program can be used on- or off-line to enable E-mail management without having to be connected to a phone line full time. E-mail can be edited, mod

Qualiphone

QualiPhone is a computer controlled telephone designed for use by individuals with severe physical, communication, or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This program has the capability to handle complex conversations, including questions and answers. It also offers specialized phone features and the capability to receive calls. Used in conjunction with QualiSpeak (see entry), the program enables the user to dial the desired number. The user composes one or more messages and ent

Qualisurf

QualiSurf is a voice input and output web browser designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or vision disabilities. This browser enables users to surf the Web without a keyboard or mouse. The silent surfing option enables Web surfing without interference from questions about plug-ins, upgrades, etc., which are prevented from appearing. The program is accessed using QualiMouse features (radar mouse, XY mouse, direction mouse, or auto

Qualiword

QualiWord is a word processor program designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program can be used in conjunction with QualiKey (not included; see entry) and enables users to open new or documents, create documents, and modify, save, print, and delete documents. Users can also create, delete, and modify personal folders to organize documents. Documents can also be faxed directly from the program or sent to mobile phones usin

Qualiworld Basic

QualiWorld Basic is a software platform including mouse emulator programs, a computer configuration utility, and a single switch keyboard modification program designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities. The software platform includes QualiSet, QualiEye (see entry), Radar Mouse, XY Mouse, Sirectional Mouse, AutoScan, ManualScan, and AutoClick. The package is multilingual (English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian) an

Reach Interface Author

The REACH Interface Author is an on-screen keyboard, word prediction, and software authoring program designed to increase computer accessibility for people with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. REACH includes a variety of on-screen keyboards; word prediction with four vocabulary settings from 7,000 to 45,000 words, as well as customizable user dictionaries; two built-in augmentative communication systems, including one with a system of more than 120 "speech

Speak it!

Speak it! is text to speech application designed for people with learning and communication disabilities. The user can copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back with quality text to speech engine available anywhere. The user can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone. Speak it! can make announcements using a Public Address system. The user can set up a list of pre-ma

Switch Driver

Switch Driver is an alternative computer control switch program for people with fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities and others who use one or more switches to access a computer. Switch Driver allows the user to configure each switch connected to a computer through a serial or USB port. For each switch, the user can direct that it press a key on the keyboard (with shift, alt or control); press a button on the mouse or move the mouse; press a button on the joystick or move th

Switchamajig

Switchamajig is a switch emulation program designed for use by individuals with cognitive, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad as a wireless accessibility switch. Switchamajig is designed to be used with the Switchamajig Controller (see separate entry), which can control up to six switch ports on switch-adapted toys or appliances. When the app is opened, the iPad connects to the controller using a WiFi connection. The iPad

Talking Dictionary

The Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech-enabled 250,000 word English dictionary and thesaurus is designed to be used as a stand-alone program, and does not require separate voice output or screen reading software. All of the controls are keyboard shortcuts. Features include the ability to quickly scroll through various word definitions and synonyms, a tutorial, and built-in help. The

Talking Toolbox

Talking Toolbox is a voice output utility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Utilities include a word processor, a spell checker, an address book, a phone dialer, a calculator, and an alarm clock. All utilities have voice output through pre-recorded human speech, plus synthetic speech for reading back user entries. Also included is Phone Pad, an interactive program that teaches blind persons how to dial phone numbers with words or letters in them. The progr

Tecla Access

Tecla Access is an alternative computer and cell phone control switch program and a scanning control switch program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This application (or app) allows a person to use adapted switches or the driving controls of their powered wheelchair as wireless accessibility switches. Tecla Access is designed to be used with the Tecla Shield (see separate entry), which interfaces with a variety of switch inputs and transmits via Bl

Time Timer

Time Timer is a timer program designed for use by parents and teachers working with children with autism or other developmental or cognitive disabilities and youth and adults who have disabilities that affect their ability to keep track of time. This application (or app) allows a person to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device to show elapsed time and to alert the person when a selected period of time expires. Time Timer displays time as a red disk which gets smaller as time el

Visualtimer

VisualTimer is a timer program designed for use by parents and teachers working with children with autism or other developmental or cognitive disabilities and youth and adults who have disabilities that affect their ability to keep track of time. This application (or app) allows a person to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to show elapsed time and to alert a person when selected period of time expires. The maximum time is 60 minutes, and the user sets the timer by touching and dragging th

 
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