Assistive TechnologiesFree Resources that you can use

Click N Type
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Click-N-Type is an on-screen virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. As long as the physically challenged person can control a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing device, this software keyboard allows you to send keystrokes to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window.

ClickNType Keyboard

To download Click-N-Type, click here and then make sure to click on the "download" image on that site, as shown here

Click-N-Type Word Predictor
Install this file with Click-N-Type. Predicts the next word.
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Large Pointers 1.0
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Over 80 additional pointers and cursors for those with visual or perceptual difficulties. Icon styles include animated, coloured, large, I-beams and circles.


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MouseTool is an extremely useful utility for individuals how have difficulty clicking a mouse. Simply roll the mouse arrow over the icon or menu you want to open and MouseTool will perform a single click, double click and, if required, a drag lock.


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With ZoomIt, you can quickly zoom in and highlight part of the screen and then zoom back out.


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Text to Speech
Text to Speech lets you listen to text instead of reading on screen! It uses 'Text to Speech' technology to synthesize natural sounding speech from ordinary text. Just copy text to the clipboard or import from text files and listen as IISC reads it back to you!

Text to Speech also allows you to convert text into a MP3/WAV audio file so you can listen later. Create MP3 files from your email, news articles, any text you want, download to your portable MP3 player and off you go!


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Text to Speech Engine

Additional Voices for Text to Speech

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SteadyMouse is free software designed by a couple of geeks to assist people with the hand tremors that commonly go along with Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, etc.
Major Features:
  • Anti-tremor mouse filtering
  • Removal of accidental mouse clicks
  • Assistive "Icon Targeting" system
  • Quick enable/disable using the scroll lock key
  • Simple design for easy configuration

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Virtual Magnifying Glass
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The Virtual Magnifying Glass is a magnifying glass lens that follows the mouse movement.
You can move the lens around the screen to view magnification of any screen area. To close the lens, click the left mouse button. Virtual Magnifying Glass also adds it's own taskbar icon. Left-click on the icon offers a shortcut for launching the lens again.
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My Learning Toolkit Toolbar

The toolbar integrates with Word and provides a range of frequently used tools all in one toolbar, for example, frequent homophones (confusables), increasing text size and space, colour background and the 'research' tool for accessing synonyms and encyclopedias on line.
To download the My Learning Toolkit right click the link as select 'Save Target As' to save to your desktop.

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ReadPlease is suitable for those who have a visual impairment and/or experience dyslexia. By simply copying and pasting information from a word document or Internet page, ReadPlease will read or echo back the copied text

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Talking Typer for Windows
If you have a visual impairment and want to learn to type, Talking Typer will take you through the learning process at your own pace. With speech feedback, an easy to use interface you will soon be learning to navigate your way round a keyboard.

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Talking Typer for Windows

Free text to speech utility that integrates into Word! For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful. Specialised programs have existed to do this for a long time, and in many cases are extremely helpful and highly appropriate and should be seriously considered, perhaps in consultation with professional advice where necessary.
WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which can help people with reading difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits neatly in your toolbar and is highly configurable, allowing you to adjust the highlight colours, the voice and the speed of the speech.

WordTalk Presentation
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