Fritschi's Assistive Technology Tools Chart
Written Expression  Alternative Input    
Reading/Language  Alternative Output    
Spelling  Specialized Hearing Devices 
Math       Augmentative Communication 
Organization  References    

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PRODUCT NAME

DESCRIPTION

GRADE LEVEL

OS

VENDOR

PRICE

WEB SITE
COMMENTS

Written Expression

Low Tech Tools:              
               
school stamp kit available in letters, (lower and upper case) numbers, different colors and sizes/may be adapted to facilitate holding K-12 N/A Educational Insights
800-995-4436
$10.00- $40.00  http://www.edin.com  
colored pens i.e. Uni-ball neon pens fine point pens that provide almost the same visual emphasis as highlighters 3-12 N/A Eberhart Faber $1.50 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
NiteWriter pen ball point pen with a small flashlight built in the top barrel 3-12 N/A Cheif Supply Co.
800-733-9281
Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118
$10.00 http://www.buyfiresupplies.com/Misc/pens.html
http://www.independentliving.com
 
20/20 pen extra wide tip with bold black ink, easy to read

K-12

N/A

Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118
Maxi Aids
516-752-0521

$1.00
http://www.independentliving.com
http://www.maxiaids.com
 
pencil grips stetro(indentations on 3 sides) triangular, round, and foam K-12 N/A various manufactures $7.50 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
Dr. Grip Pen ergonomically correct pen or pencil/ the barrel of the pen is incurved for ease in holding and is made of rubberized, slightly tacky material for better gripping/flexible material to provide relief for students who hold pens too tightly 3-12 N/A Pilot Corp. of America

Independent Living Aids
800-537-2118
$6.00 http://www.independentliving.com
http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
EvoPen designed to reduce stress on fingers and to align pen within the hand/ fits naturally in the hand/ ideal for students who hold pens or pencils too tightly 3-12 N/A EvoPen Corporation $5.00 http://www.evopen.com  
Magic Rub erasers rectangular rubber erasers that erase pencil, colored pencils, and many inks K-12 N/A Sanford/ Eberhard Faber $2.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
correction & cover-up tape removable tape that may be written on, comes in sizes ranging from 1/6" to 1" width 3-12 N/A 3M $3.0o http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
Low vision
writing paper
extra wide/thick lines, more space for large print

K-12

N/A

Maxi Aids
516-752-0521
Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118

 $3.00
http://www.maxiaids.com  
raised line paper raised red and green lines/comes in stop and go(green and red lines), wide lined, or primary lined K-12 N/A Pocket Full of Therapy, Inc.
800-736-8124
$16.50 http://www.pfot.com  
full page
writing guide
a stringed frame that holds an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper K-12 N/A Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118
$16.00 http://www.independentliving.com  
post-it notes available in different sizes, colors, and with/without lines. K-12 N/A 3M $10.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
math grids graph paper in 1/3" to 1" graphs for writing and spacing/may be printed in different colors K-12 N/A LoTTIE Kit
Onion Mountian Technology, Inc.
860-693-2683
$10.00    
wipe on/wipe off board w/ markers or crayons wipe on/wipe off board that allows markers to easily glide over, crayons drag slightly K-12 N/A Learning Horizons $2.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
Low Tech LoTTIE Kit includes many low tech items, post it notes, math grids, talking calculator, pencil grips, special writing utensils etc. guide for implementation included

 K-12

N/A

Onion Mountian Technology, Inc.
860-693-2683

 $300.00
   
Word Processing:              
The Amazing Writing Machine creative writing/illustration/idea-generation program/ includes 5 writing projects: story,journal,essay,poem, and letter 1-5 Mac/ Win

Broderbund 800-474-8840
$34.00 http://www.broderbund.com/  
Student Writing Center: word processing, desktop publishing, organization, report writing, graphics. May substitute pictures for words K8 Mac/ Win/ Apple II

The Learning Co. 800-852-2255
$100.00 http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/ DOS & Apple version called Children's Writing & Publishing Center
Kid Works Deluxe writing/painting/reads stories back/add sounds etc./teacher feedback on screen/story starters/makes books/play stories back without Kid Works/ 2-4 Mac/ Win

Davidson 800-466-4443
$40.00 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
StoryBook Weaver Deluxe story starters/graphics/create books with illustrations 1-6 Mac/ Win

MECC/The Learning Company 800-624-2926
$26.00 http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/  
Write This Way text to speech/highlights splg. and grammar 4-12 Mac

Hartley/Jostens Learning 800-624-2926
$70.00 http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/  
Dr. Peet's Talkwriter . takes the nonreader from letter recognition to word processing, explore ABCs, the keyboard, and combining letters to form words K-12 Mac

Hartley/Jostens Learning 800-624-2926
$35.00 http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/  
My Words choose words from bank/hear words/add sounds K-12 Mac/ DOS

Hartley/Jostens Learning 800-624-2926
$43.00 http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/  
Microsoft Word word processing, organization, outline template,spell check/thesaurus/grammar check/incorporate graphics, Word '98 for a Mac has text to speech K-12 Mac/ Win/ DOS

Microsoft
$300.00 http://www.microsoft.com  
I Can Write teaches beginning writing by writing letter by letter or word by word. K-3 Mac/ Win

Intellitools 800-877-6687
free http://www.inspiration.com may combine with IntelliTalk, Intellikeys, and Overlay Maker
Apple Works a.k.a. ClarisWorks & ClarisWorks for Kids word processing, organization, outlining templates, telecommunication tools, spell check/thesaurus/incorporate graphics, Ruby Libs will read text aloud K-12 Mac/ Win

Apple
800-MY-APPLE
$70.00 http://www.apple.com/applework/ formely known as ClarisWorks
Writing with Symbols 2000 as text is typed, symbols appear above and are read aloud/spell checker/ 3,800 Picture Communication Symbols and 4,000 Rebus symbols/ teacher can use to create reading material for students who need symbols with words to carry menaing K-4 Win

Widget Software LTD.
01926 885303 (U.K)
Don Johnston, Inc. 800-999-4660
$200.00 http://www.widgit.com/ 
http://www.donjohnston.com
 
Clicker 3 pictures are provided and when selected place picture with text into integrated word processor/ choices may be words, letters. or phrases/ choices are spoken when selected/ Works with other word processor too/ includes 250 pictures K-5 Win

Don Johnston Inc. 800-999-4660
$200.00 http://www.donjohnston.com Mac version is called Clicker Plus
Clicker Plus pictures are provided and when selected place picture with text into integrated word processor/ choices may be words, letters. or phrases/ choices are spoken when selected/ Works with other word processor too/ includes 250 pictures K-5 Mac

Don Johnston Inc. 800-999-4660
$135.00 http://www.donjohnston.com Windows version is called Clicker 3
Talking Word Processors              
Type and Talk reads text aloud, speaks suggested corrections to incorrectly spelled words, or homphones, to help the user construct words and sentences and includes word prediction   Mac/
Win

TextHELP
888-333-9907 
$170.00 http://www.texthelp.com/  
Write Outloud talking word processor/hear letter, words, sentences as write/talking spell checker/ change formats of background, text color and font size K-12 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston Inc. 800-999-4660
$100.00 http://www.donjonston.com  
IntelliTalk talking word processor/ hear letter, words, and sentences/ adjust font size and background colors K-12 Mac/ Win

Intellitools 800-899-6687
$150.00-$180.00 http://www.intellitools.com may combine with IntelliKeys, IntelliPics, and Overlay Maker
HELPRead talking word processor/ speaks clipboard contents/ speaks web pages K-12  

Hawaii Educational Literacy Project
free http://www.pixi.com/~reader1/.  
Ultimate Reader adds spoken voice and visual highlighting to any electronic text. Text may be input fromkeyboard, scanned text, or imported from a text file K-8 Mac/ Win

Universal Learning Tehnology 508-538-0036
$200.00 http://www.donjonston.com Don Johnston also
Screen Reader ScreenReader is a text to speech package which will read text in any window based application.   Win

TextHELP
888-333-9907 
$44.00 http://www.texthelp.com/ may download demo
HELPRead text to speech/ speaks word processors, clipboard contents and web pages k-12  

Hawaii Educational Literacy Project
free www.pixi.com/~reader1/.  
Read and Write text to speech/thesarus/highlights words/homonym and spelling support 1-12 Win

TextHELP
888-333-9907 
$250.00 http://www.texthelp.com/ may download demo
Word Predictors:              
Co-Writer text to speech/predicts words/large dictionaries/customize new words K-12 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$290.00 http://www.donjonston.com  
Type and Talk reads text aloud, speaks suggested corrections to incorrectly spelled words, or homphones, to help the user construct words and sentences and includes word prediction K-12 Mac/ Win

TextHELP
888-333-9907
$170.00 http://www.texthelp.com/  
Electronic Reference:              
Spelling Ace portable spell checker using Merriam-Webster. Verification of spelling, vocabulary enrichment, and sound alike activities K-12 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources 800-525-9673
$25.00 http://www.franklin.com  
Speaking Homework Wiz handheld spelling corrector and dictionary with speech output//pronounces words and definitions/ displays print and cursive letters for handwriting assitance/ phonetic/ store and practice weekly vocabulary words/ 40,000 basic definitions K-6 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources
800-525-9673
$70.00 (speaking) $30.00 (non-speaking) http://www.franklin.com also available from Don Johnston Inc.
Bookman Speaking Dictionary portable reference with built-in book/ability to add different cartrideges/83,000 word dict./41,000 thesaurus/ speech output for pronunciation/ may customize word lists 2-12 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources 800-525-9673
$130.00 http://www.franklin.com  
Webster Spelling Corrector Plus (model NCS-101) portable spell checker using Merriam-Webster. Verification of spelling, vocabulary enrichment, and sound alike activities 1-8 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources 800-525-9673
$24.95 http://www.franklin.com  
Graphic Organizers:              
Inspiration software that facilitates mapping, webbing, organization, planning, brainstorming, and outlining/ easily transfer ideas represented graphically into an outline/ great kickstart for students with difficulty writing K-12 Mac/ Win

Inspiration 800-877-4292
$70.00 http://www.inspiration.com may download free demo or call to have it mailed
Writing Motivators:              
Imagination Express storytelling/story starters/add text,narration,animation, and music/print into books/customize to different levels/create page or book K-8 Mac/ Win

Edmark 800-624-2926
$40.00 http://www.edmark.com/  
Hollywood High use characters,scenes,and action to create live shows based on written script 5-12 Mac/ Win

Theatrix 800-624-2926
$30.00 http://www.theatrix.com preference school edition to add writing and rdg.activities
Opening Night use actors,costumes,stage props, lighting and script writing tools to create on screen plays 3-12 Mac/ Win

Mecc
800-624-2926
$30.00 http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/  
Authoring Software:              
Hyperstudio use of pictures, sounds, and animation to create multimedia reports . Provides linkage to live video, videodisc, and the internet/ requires training/ use to create tests/ large font/ high contrast/ can create auditory cues K-12 Mac/ Win

Roger Wagner Publishing 800-421-6526
$115.00 http://www.hyperstudio.com/ free demo available
Kid Pix use of pictures, sounds, and animation to create multimedia reports . K-5 Mac/ Win

Broderbund Software
$40.00 http://www.broderbund.com/  
IntelliPics use of pictures, sounds, and animation to create multimedia reports . K Mac/ Win

Intellitools 800-899-6687
$100.00 http://www.intellitool.com may combine with Intellikeys, IntelliTalk and Overlay Maker
Speaking Dynamically Pro direct selection            
Claris Works slide show an additional feature to the program that creates multimedia slides k-12 Mac/ Win

Apple
800-MY-APPLE
$70.00 http://www.apple.com/applework/  
PowerPoint use of pictures, sounds, and animation to create multimedia reports . Provides linkage to live video, videodisc, and the internet 6-12 Mac/ Win

Microsoft
$400.00 http://www.microsoft.com  
Keyboarding:              
Five Finger Typist typing lessons for right or left hand/ Qwerty keyboard/allows to print progress reports 2-12 Mac/ Win

Mayer Johnson
800-588-4548
TASH
800-463-5685
$70.00 http://www.mayer-johnson.com
http://www.tashint.com
 
Half-Qwerty a program that allows a user to use the left or right hand to enter keystrokes by creating a virtual half of the keyboard within reach

2-12

Mac/ Win

Matias Corporation
416-749-3124

$400.00
http://www.matiascorp.com may download free demo
All the Right Type teacher can customize program for indiv./view progress/ enhanced record keeping/print certificates 4-12 Mac/ Win/ DOS

Didatech
800-663-7731
$50.00 http://www.ingenuityworks.com
http://www.didatech.com
 
Type to Learn teaches keyboarding, reinforces splg.,grammar, composition,astronomy, and geography/can customize to rdg. level/varied teacher options/reads instructions 2-12 Mac/ Win

Sunburst 800-624-2926
$30.00 http://www.sunburst.com

$20 for home version but teachers guide is not included

Typing Tutor 7 includes interactive video clips 5-12 Mac/ Win

Davidson/Simon & Schuster 800-624-2926
$30.00 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
Kid Keys presents text in large print/printable certificates/teaches accuracy over speed/ teaches alphabetic sequencing PreK-5 Mac/

Davidson 800-466-4443
$42.00 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
Key Words can customize to different levels/16 levels/student records provided 3-12 Mac/ Win

Hartley Courseware, Inc. 800-521-8538
Humanities Software
541-386-6737
$35.00 http://www.humanitiessoftware.com can specify elem/sec/ or spec.ed versions
Portable Note Takers:

coming soon:
Portable Note Takers Comparison chart 
           
Alpha Smart connects to printer/spell check/300hr. Battery/full size keyboard/stores 64 pages/4line by 40character/ 3yr.warranty/ connect via infrared K-12 Mac/ Win

Intelligent Peripheral 888-274-0680
$250.00 http://www.alphasmart.com/  
Laser PC 6

full size keyboard/ 4 line by 40 char. or 8 by 80char. display/ text to speech/ infrared transfer/ spell check/ Typing Tutor/ calculator/ connects to printer/ Sticky keys/ thesaurus 

1-12 Mac/ Win

Perfect Solutions Software Inc.
800-726-7086 
$290.00
speech + $135
http://www.perfectsolutions.com/  
Dream Writer connects to printer/spell check/ teaches typing/dictionary/calculator/ 100pages/4 line by 40 or 8 by80/save to disk K-4 Mac/ Win

NTS Computer Systems Ltd 800-663-7163
$175-$265 http://nts.dreamwriter.com/  
QuickPad prints/spell check/400hr.battery/full size keyboard/stores 64 pages/4line by 40 character/3yr.warranty/infrared transfer/10 folders hold 10 files each 1-12 Mac/ Win

QuickPad Technologies 800-373-8181
$200.00 http://www.h45.com  
Qwerty Calcuscribe  connects to printer/ connect via infrared/ calculator is part of keyboard/ spell check/ unlimited files and folders/ sticky keys/ long battery life

 1-12

Mac/ Win

Calcuscribe
415-923-1024

 $250-$290
http://www.calcuscribe.com  
Brother desktop publisher that prints directly, large display area, incentives and extras included, somewhat portable 1-12 N/A

Brother Industries, Ltd.
800-276-7746
Independent Living Aids
800-537-2118
$300.00 http://www.brother.com/
http://www.independentliving.com
 
Link reads letters,words, paragraphs/ abbreviation expansion/ stores 8 files/ can modify pronounciations/ different voices/ can change speeech/ uses DECtalk k-12 N/A

Mayer-Johnson
800-588-4548
$1,395.00 http://www.mayer-johnson.com optional: keyguard moisture guard or wheelchair mount


Reading/Language                                                  Back to Top
Low Tech Tools              
large print materials/books

large print books or normal books that are sent away to be enlarged may be helpful for students with visual impairments 

1-12 N/A

Public Libraries
Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118
Amer. Printing House for the Blind
800-223-1839
$25.00+ http://www.independentliving.com
http://www.aph.org
 
books on tape

full versions of books on cassette tapes 

K-12 N/A

libraries/bookstores
Amer. Printing House for the Blind
800-223-1839
varies  http://www.aph.org
http://kathyz.home.mindspring.com/r_brooks.htm
 
text & background modifications

manipulation of text colors and contrasting backgrounds within applications can improve visability for people with disabilities 

K-12 Mac/Win

 built in feature for most applications

no cost    
colored overlays

using colored transparencies over text being read may help students with by reducing glare, providing contrast, and improve stability and clarity of print 

K-12 N/A

Avery 
$1.50 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com

sold as report covers and transparent
file folders 
Highlighters available in different barrel shapes/sizes and colors. Also dry highlighters that are erasable for use in textbooks K-12 N/A Avery Dennison, Sanford, TomBow 800-835-3232 $1.50-$7.00 dry highlighters: http://www.tombowusa.com/monodry.html also available at Office Depot
Quicktionary a pen that scans a word at a time, displays the word on the pen's screen, reads aloud the word, spells the word aloud, stores scanned words, 200,000 definitions given

1-12

N/A

Seiko Instruments
877-344-4040

 $300.00
http://www.readingpen.com  
Scanning Software use in conjunction with screen reader            
Omnipage 9.0 OCR software that converts scanned text into and editable product for manipulation and to be read by a screen reader K-12 Win/ Mac

ScanSoft
800-535-7226
$100.00 http://www.caere.com/  
TextBridge Pro OCR software that converts scanned text into and editable product for manipulation and to be read by a screen reader K-12 Win/ Mac

ScanSoft
800-535-7226
$70-$100 http://www.scansoft.com/  
Visioneer Paperport OCR software that converts scanned text into and editable product for manipulation and to be read by a screen reader K-12 Win/ Mac

Visioneer
888-229-4172
$60.00 http://www.visioneer.com/  
Wynne ocr and screen reader/ many options include a dictionary, break words into syllables, highlight important passages, insert bookmarks, add written or spoken notes, easy to follow buttons K-12 Win

Arkenstone
800-444-4443
$1,000.00 www.arkenstone.com  
Kurzweil 3000 ocr and screen reader/ reads the web and contains built in study skills like highlighting and a built in dictionary/ text editor allow for typing text to have read back/ includes spell check and word prediction/comes with scanner K-12 Win

Kurzweil Educ.Systems Inc.
$2,000.00 www.kurzweiledu.com  
Omniform 4.0 converts paper forms to electronic forms to edit, design, or fill out forms, manage information databases, and print and mail forms K-12 Win/ Mac

Scansoft
800-535-7226
$100.00 http://www.caere.com  
Screen Readers see text readers in Written Language section            
JAWS text to speech package which will read text in any window based application K-12 Win

Henter-Joyce
800-336-5658
$800.00 http://www.hj.com/  
OutSPOKEN text to speech package which will read text in any windows or Mac based application K-12 Win/
Mac

Alva Access
Group, Inc.
510-923-6280
 $700-$800 http://www.aagi.com  
Screen Reader ScreenReader is a text to speech package which will read text in any window based application. K-12 Win 

textHELP
888-333-9907 
$44.00 http://www.texthelp.com may download demo
Window Eyes adds voice access to windows programs K-12 Win

GW Micro
219-489-3671
 $600.00 http://www.gwmicro.com  
Wynne ocr and screen reader/ many options include a dictionary, break words into syllables, highlight important passages, insert bookmarks, add written or spoken notes, easy to follow buttons K-12 Win

Arkenstone
800-444-4443
$1,000.00 www.arkenstone.com  
Kurzweil 3000 ocr and screen reader/ reads the web and contains built in study skills like highlighting and a built in dictionary/ text editor allow for typing text to have read back/ includes spell check and word prediction/comes with scanner K-12 Win

Kurzweil Educ.Systems Inc.
800-894-5374
$2,000.00 www.kurzweiledu.com
Kurzweil 1000

scans, converts text(OCR) to speech for visually impaired users,  switch access, voice recognition

8-12 Win

Kurzweil Educ.Systems Inc.
800-894-5374 
$1,000-$1,300  www.kurzweiledu.com  
Web Screen Readers              
PW WebSpeak Internet Browser that provides access in a non-visual or combined auditory and visual manner. K-12 Win 

Productivity Works
609-984-8044
$150.00 http://www.prodworks.com  
IBM Homepage Reader fully functional browser, easy to navigate, automatically syncs page to Netscape, K-12 Win

IBM
888-411-1WEB
$150.00 http://www.ibm.com  
Instructional Software              
Bailey's Book House choice making, letter identification, prepositional concepts, highlights word as being read aloud, text to speech, scanning capabilities, access w/ touch window PreK-5 Mac/ Win

Edmark 800-624-2926
$50.00-$60.00 http://www.edmark.com/  
Circletime Tales Deluxe cause and effect, beginning literacy concepts, sight words, phonemic awareness., provides access with touch window and scanning PreK-2 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$85.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Story Time Tales early language, beginning literacy, accessible w/ touch window, scanning, switch,and Intellikeys PreK-2 Mac

Creative Communicating 435-645-7737
$65.00 http://www.creative-comm.com  
Eensy & Friends listen to a story and activate page by using a switch, text to speech PreK-2 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$45.00    
Early Learning I color, shape, letter,and number activities that may be customized. Good record management, Accessible with Intellikey, switch, and touch window All AppleIIs Mac/ Win

MarbleSoft
612-755-1402
$60.00 http://www.marblesoft.com  
First Words uses colorful pictues, voice output, to teach 50 of the earliest developing noun within 10 categories. Accessible with touch window , switches, and scanning K-12 Apple IIs Mac/ Win

Laureate 800-562-6801
$235.00 http://www.LaureateLearning.com  
Simple Sentence Structure teaches subject-verb-object word order in simple sentence. Text to speech. Accessible with touch window and a switch 2-12 Apple IIs Mac/ Win

Laureate 800-562-6801
$190.00 http://www.LaureateLearning.com  
Living Books interactive multimedia CD. Text to speech, comes with lesson plans and thematic units and paperback book K-5 Mac/ Win

Broderbund 800-474-8840
$180.00 http://www.broderbund.com/  
Simon Sounds it Out teaches phonics and phonological awareness 1-5 Mac

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$78.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Start to Finish Books motivates struggling students, support indep. Reading, tracks progress, age appropriate high interest books, focuses on fluency, literal comprehension, and reading enjoyment. 5-12 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$150.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Boardmaker large picture symbol library, contains over 3,000 PCS symbols, includes a drawing program and premade grids K-12 Mac/ Win

Mayer Johnson 800-588-4548
$400.00 http://www.mayer-johnson.com  
Camp Frog Hollow

stories and activities for reading, learning, and lang., designed for students with LD, single switch access 

1-5  Mac/Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$60.00  http://www.donjohnston.com  
Earobics auditory training and phonics program/ 593 levels/ student and teacher progress reports available K-5 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$300.00 http://www.donjohnston.com home practice program available $60
Talking Nouns I, II & Verbs

an interactive, mulitisensory program that focuses on lang. concepts and basic voc., comes with overlays 

Pre-K-5   Apple II
Mac/Win

Laureate 800-562-6801
$57-$150  http://www.LaureateLearning.com  
Just for Fun

stories set up for use with INtelliKeys and 1-2 switches, open ended activities, large text, comes with Intellikeys overlays 

PreK-3 Mac/ Win

Creative Communicating
435-645-7737
Intellitools
800-899-6687

$125.00  http://www.creative-comm.com/
http://www.intellitools.com
 
The Sentence Master focuses on 150 non-content words/ 15-30min per day lessons/ teaches one word at a time K-4 Mac/ Win

Laureate 800-562-6801
$495.00 http://www.LaureateLearning.com  
Picture It a teacher tool that pair pictures and text to increase rdg./lang. Skills/ automatically finds matching picture/ 3,700 pictures K-5 Mac/ Win

Slater Software Inc. 719-479-2255
$250.00 http://www.slatersoftware.com  
Writing with Symbols 2000 turns reading passage into symbol supported text by adding Mayor Johnson pics/ reads word aloud/ spell checker/ 3,800 symbols K-5 Win

Mayer Johnson
800-588-4548
$200.00 http://www.mayer-johnson.com  


Spelling                                                  Back to Top
Low Tech Tools              
post it notes, spiral notebooks, address books

use post it notes to write splg. words on to create a reusable/removable word bank, create personalized splg. dictionary in notebooks or address books 

2-12 N/A

various manufacturers
$2.00+ http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
pocket dictionary

use as a reference for finding the correct spelling

2-12   N/A

various manufacturers 
 $2.00+ http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
portable spell checker

type in incorrectly spelled word and typically the correctly spelled word appears, may include prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, and word games

2-12 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources
800-BOOKMAN
$16.00+  http://www.franklin.com  
portable spell checker with speech output

type in incorrectly spelled word and typically the correctly spelled word appears, may include prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, and word games, speech output 

 2-12 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources
800-BOOKMAN
$70.00 http://www.franklin.com  
Speaking Homework Wiz handheld spelling corrector and dictionary with speech output//pronounces words and definitions/ displays print and cursive letters for handwriting assitance/ phonetic/ store and practice weekly vocabulary words/ 40,000 basic definitions K-6 N/A

Franklin Learning Resources
800-BOOKMAN
Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$70.00 (speaking) $30.00 (non-speaking) http://www.franklin.com
http://www.donjohnston.com
also available from Don Johnston Inc.
Word Processor with spell check              
Co-Writer text to speech/predicts words/large dictionaries/customize new words K-12 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$290.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Type and Talk reads text aloud, speaks suggested corrections to incorrectly spelled words, or homphones, to help the user construct words and sentences and includes word prediction K-12 Mac/ Win

TextHELP
888-333-9907 
$170.00 http://www.texthelp.com/products-typetalk.asp  
Instructional Software              
Simon Spells individualized instruction and independent practice/ Dolch words & 500 most frequently used words in written language and reading K-4 Mac

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$50.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Spelling Blaster

covers the basic rules of spelling, reviews commonly mispelled words,  may add words

1-3 Mac/ Win

Knowledge Adventure
800-545-7677
$80.00 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
Spell a Word

large print, talking, add own words and it drills and tests them, single switch access,

1-12 Mac/ Win

R.J. Cooper and Associates
800-RJ-COOPER
$99.00  http://www.rjcooper.com/page7.htm  
Spellbound

covers basic spelling and problem solving skills, digitized speech, may create custom splg. lists 

 1-5  Mac/ Win

Learning Company
800-725-8432
$50.00  http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/  


Math                                                  Back to Top
Low Tech Tools              
math grids 1/3", 1/2", 2/3", 3/4" to 1" squares of different colors to assist students in lining up problems K-12 N/A LoTTIE Kit
Onion Mountian Technology, Inc.
860-693-2683
$10.00  
graph sheets bold lines, embossed lines

K-12

N/A

American Printing House for the Blind
502-895-2405

 $5.00+
http://www.aph.org  
Hands on Math
number tiles
tiles with single digits used to answer simple problems K-5 N/A Educational Insights $15.00 http://www.edin.com
numbered rubber stamps use in conjunction with math grids for solving problems K-8 N/A Educational Insights $11.00-$40.00 http://www.edin.com  
highlighter tapes for tracking place tape on problems to assist student with tracking down or across K-12 N/A Lee Products Company $3.99 http://www.leeproducts.com  
signature guide plastic guides used to place over a column or row to assist with alignment of problems K-12 N/A Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118
$2.50 http://www.independentliving.com  
colored dots removable dots that can be used to help solve problems when used on a white board K-12 N/A Avery Dennison $6.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
highlighters markers different colored markers used to highlight key operation words on consumable materials K-12 N/A Avery Dennison and Sanford $1.50-$7.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
white boards & write on crayons provides a surface for students to work through problems and crayons easily erase K-12 N/A Sanford $10 $1.75 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
math tables laminated math tables to assist solving problems/ practice facts by covering boxes with removable tape K-12 N/A LoTTIE Kit
Onion Mountian Technology, Inc.
860-693-2683
$6.00    
correction and cover up tape place on problems creating a vertical border forcing student to write in correct location K-12 N/A 3M $3.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
raised line graph paper sheets come in 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 1/2 x 11/ squares can be 1/2 to 1 inch/some have coordinate axes along with a grid pattern of hor. and vet. Lines 5-12 N/A

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 800-223-1839
$5.25-$8.00 http://www.aph.org also come embossed or low relief embossed
Graphic Aid for Mathematics graph boards 5-12 N/A

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 800-223-1839
$90.00 http://www.aph.org  
Tactile Measuring Tools 12ft. and 25ft. Braille steel tape measures, 12 in. aluminum and plastic Braille rulers, telescopic click rule, 5 ft. Tactile tape measures etc. 1-12 N/A

The Lighthouse Inc. 800-829-0500
not known http://www.lighthouse.org/prodpub_products.htm  
Tactile Measuring Tools tactile glue down rules, meter stick, 1 ft. Braille rulers, 30 centimeter flexible rulers etc. 1-12 N/A

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 800-223-1839
not known http://www.aph.org click here for more info. 
Tactile Measuring Tools 12ft. And 25ft. Braille steel tape measures, 12 in. folding Braille pocket ruler, 12 in. Braille ruler, Braille yardstick, prolevel, etc. 1-12 N/A

Maxi Aids & Appliances for Indep. Living 800-522-6294
not known http://www.maxiaids.com/  
abacus alternative to a calculator/ standing columns contain beads/easy to use for quick calculations K-12 N/A American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 800-223-1839 $20.00 http://www.aph.org  
On screen calculators              
Gus! Talking Calculator

resizable, auditory or visual feedback, 1-2 switch scanning, scanns

K-12 Mac/ Win

Gus Communications, Inc. 360-715-8580
$95.00 http://www.gusinc.com download free demo
Big: Calc

large print, scanning, singel switch access, auditory output 

K-8 Mac

Don Johnston, Inc.
800-999-4660
$30.00 http://www.donjohston.com  
Calculators              
EC-236 Large Display Calculator widely spaced keys with tiltable LCD and large 8 digit display/ auto power off 2-12 N/A

Radio Shack 800-THE-SHACK
$12.95

 

http://www.radioshack.com/

 
Audiocalc-Talking Scientific Calculator voice response for all keys/3 distinctive levels of keys/ 8-12 N/A

Maxi Aids & Appliances for Indep. Living 800-522-6294
$550.00 http://www.maxiaids.com/  
Visable large display scientific calculator comes in one unit, does not have graphing capabilities

 8-12

 N/A

 Betacom Corporation
800-353-1107

 $295.00
http://www.betacom.com  
Talking Desktop/
Pocket/Scientific Calculator
large 8 digit LCD readout/ a repeat key/ enlarged keys/speech output/ reads time 2-12 N/A

Independent Living Aids, Inc. 800-537-2118
$24.95 http://www.independentliving.com earphones $31.95
Big Number Talking Calculator large 8 digit LCD readout/ a repeat key/ enlarged keys/speech output 2-12 N/A

The Lighthouse Inc. 800-829-0500
$24.95 http://www.lighthouse.org/prodpub_products.htm earphones $28.95
graphing calculator

various models for different grade levels for math and science operations

6-12  N/A 

Texas Instruments
800-842-2737
$25.00  http://www.ti.com  
calculators with printout

may be helpful for students who need to record their work and/or help them track their steps

2-12  N/A 

various manufacturers
$30.00+ http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
Coinulator buttons are life like representations of coins and dollars, calculates as a calculator

 2-8

 N/A

 AZTech, Inc.
800-594-4263s
Parentbanc

 $20.00
http://cosmos.ot.buffalo.edu/aztech/coin-u-lator.htm
http://www.tinkerbells.com/educational_
arts_and_crafts.htm
 
TI Graph Link an interface that links Texas Instrument calculators to the computer to extend their functionality

 8-12

 Mac/ Win

 Texas Instruments
800-842-2737
  http://www.ti.com  
Hardware for Math              
Braille/Print Protractor a protractor that measures up to 180 degrees/bold, large type numbers and dots to mark degrees along a half circle/ flat wand indicates angle tactilely 6-8 N/A

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. 800-223-1839
$5.75 http://www.aph.org  
Talking Note Tellers announces U.S. currency from $1 to $100 in English or Spanish 5-12 N/A

The Lighthouse Inc. 800-829-0500
$395.00 http://www.lighthouse.org/prodpub_products.htm see also
LS & S Group 800-468-4789
digital or talking clocks/watches

watches come in analog Ladies style,

1-12  N/A 

Independent Living Aids, Inc. 800-537-2118
$13-$50  http://www.independentliving.com  
Alternate Input for Math              
Expanded Numeric Keypad designed to facilitate data entry by persons with disabilities/ 1.5" keys (all numbers and signs)/keys covered by protective waterproof cover K-12 Mac/ Win

EKEG Electronics Company LTD 604-857-0828
$525.00- $675.00 http://www.catscan.com/ekeg/index.htm  
Built-in Operating System Software on screen calculator, screen size is small, Windows calculator also provides a scientific view K-12 Mac/ Win

Apple
800-800-2775
Microsoft
standard feature http://www.apple.com
http://www.microsoft.com
 
Braille 'n Speak 2000 an electric word processor with Braille input and speech output/prints in Braille or print/ is a scientific calculator, clock, stopwatch and countdown timer 3-12 Win

Blazie Engineering
410-893-9333
$1,299.00- $1,349.00 http://blazie.com/  
Alternative Output for Math              
T1 Graphing Calculator Screen Enlargement Solution a View Screen calculator connected to a View Screen LCD panel placed on a light box enables low vision students to see the graphing calculator 2-12 N/A

Logan Electric Specialty Mfg. Co. 312-226-5888
$300.00 http://www.loganelectric.com/ see also TI 800-TI-CARES
click here for more info.
Scientific and Mathematical Data Interpretation Systems The following alternate systems to Braille, exist for interpreting numbers and symbols effectively: Nemeth Braille code, MNS, GS8 Braille Code, ASTER, and Dotsplus 6-12 N/A

MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software 505-646-2337
varies
(free-$75.00)
http://www.NMSU.Edu/~mavis/
http://www.mackichan.com/

click here for more info 

Audio Screen Reader/Browser for Mathematics currently being developed: different than most screen readers that read text this will read electronic mathematics, and allow user to edit and create

 5-12

 not known

 MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software 505-646-2337
 not known http://www.NMSU.Edu/~mavis/browser.html
Instructional Software              
Scientific Notebook a mathematics word processor that creates mathematical documents/once saved can be converted using Nemeth Code Translation Filter K-12 Win

MacKichan Software Inc. 206-780-2799
$75.00 http://www.mackichan.com/  
Notebook to Nemeth Code Filter using math files created by Scientific Notebook, it formats Nemeth code ready to emboss/can be read with refreshable Braille display K-12 Win

MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software 505-646-2337
free to beta testers http://www.NMSU.Edu/~mavis/ currently being beta tested
Nemeth Code to Print Mathematics Converter mathematics created in Nemeth Code is transcribed to print K-12 Win

MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software
505-646-2337
not known http://www.NMSU.Edu/~mavis/  
Big: Calc extra large/ onscreen talking calculator/ six calculator layouts available 1-7 Mac

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$29.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Access Math talking math worksheet/ provides a worksheet generator/ works on add.,subt.., mult., & div.) /accessible with switch and touch screen K-12 Mac

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$79.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Math Pad displays problems in vertical format/ accessible with switch, scanning, & Intellikeys/ can change contrast settings /auditory feedback/large print K-12 Mac

Intellitools 800-899-6687
$80.00 http://www.intellitools.com  
Millie's Math House activities with numbers, shapes, sizes, patterns, and sequencing/ accessible with switch and scanning/ speech output Pre-K Mac/ Win

Edmark 800-362-2890
$60.00 http://www.edmark.com/ overlays pre-made and available to be used with Intellitools
Millie and Bailey Preschool & Millie and Bailey Kindergarten developmentally appropriate activities from Millie's Math House and Bailey's Book House/accessible with switch and scanning/ speech output Pre-K-K Mac/ Win

Edmark 800-362-2890
$60.00 http://www.edmark.com/  
Telling Time includes 3 programs to teach basic skills/ 1-2 switches/voice output K-2 Win


Telephone Pioneers of America
David Favin
201-949-7602
free http://www.abledata.com  
2 +2 talking math facts program/ add., subt., mult., & div./accessible by switch and scanning/large print/speech output K-5 Mac/ Win

R.J. Cooper and Associates 800-RJ-COOPER
$99.00 http://www.rjcooper.com  
Complete Math Production users can do technical Braille and see the math on the screen just like in the book/special fonts and facilities/ Nemeth manual included K-Adult Win

Duxbury Systems, Inc.
978-486-9766
$995.00 http://www.duxburysystems.com/  
Cruncher teaches students how to use spreadsheets in real world situations/ speech output 1-12 Mac/ Win

Davidson & Associates, Inc. 800-545-7677
$99.95-$899.95 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
Math Blaster: In Search of Spot basic mental math andproblem solving/large print/speech output 1-5 Win

Davidson & Associates, Inc. 800-545-7677
$80.00-$700.00 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
Spreadsheets (i.e.AppleWorks & Excel) automatically performs calculations/ may be used to help with alignment/ can be very specialized/ generates charts and graphs K-12 Mac/ Win

Educational Resources 800-624-2926
$50.00-$110.00 http://www.edresources.com/ ClarisWorks for Kids is available
Cruncher teaches students how to use spreadsheets in real world situations/ speech output 1-12 Mac/ Win

Davidson & Associates, Inc. 800-545-7677
$99.95-$899.95 http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/home/  
Millie and Bailey Preschool & Millie and Bailey Kindergarten developmentally appropriate activities from Millie's Math House and Bailey's Book House/accessible with switch and scanning/ speech output Pre-K-K Mac/
Win

Edmark 800-362-2890
$60.00 http://www.edmark.com/  
Show Me Math basic math for instruction or assessment/ add., subt., mult., div./ lively animations K-5 Mac/
Win

Attainment
800-327-4269
$99.00 http://www.attainmentcompany.com/  
Math Type creates mathematical notation for word processing nad desktop publishing documents, web pages, and presentations 6-12  Mac/ Win

Design Science
800-827-0685
$100.00  http://www.mathtype.com  


Math Talk


voiced math program that allows user to create mathematical notations for documents using over 2.000 math commands. Use with word processors and toggles to Math Type for technical math processing 6-12 Mac/ Win 

Metroplex Voice Computing, Inc
817-261-1658
 $400-$500 http://www.mathtalk.com  


Organization                                                  Back to Top
Calendars and Daily Planners

may be used to oraganize tasks, assignments, etc. Month, week, or day views available, various sizes from pocket to wall available

K-12 N/A

office supply stores 
$2.00-$20.00 http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com

click here for low vision calender 
Palm Pilot

various features may include: calendars, address books, notepad, keep appointments, to do lists, email,  

6-12  Mac/ Win

computer/ electronics/ office supply stores
$300.00+ http://www.palmpilot.com  
talking reminders

single message device with eight seconds of quality recording time, attaches to backpack or belt.  

K-12  N/A

Attainment, Inc
800-327-4269
$9.00  http://www.attainmentcompany.com  
voice recorders/ organizers  small personal digital voice recorders/ built in timer/ talking clock/

K-12

N/A

Indep. Living Aids
800-537-2118

$10-$100
http://www.independentliving.com  
check off charts

may be created on the computer or purchased commericailly, tasks to be completed may be represented with pictures, text, or symbols

K-12  N/A

office supply stores
$2.00+  http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
Inspiration

mapping/ webbing/ organization/ planning/ brainstorming/ outlining/ symbols/ 

K-12  Mac/ Win

Inspiration 800-847-4292
$70.00 http://www.inspiration.com  
Microsoft Project 98

project management software to plan, manage, and communicate project information, handles dynamic scheduling, and manages multiple projects

 9-12 Win

Microsoft
$170.00 http://www.microsoft.com  


Alternative Input                                                Back to Top
Tape Recorder small device used to record voice/ battery operated/ infinite amount of record time with cassettes K-12 N/A

Radio Shack
800-THE-SHACK
$10.00+ http://www.radioshack.com  
On screen keyboards              
Discover screen talking on screen keyboard/ ABC keyboard/ displays letters, words, pictures/ can change size, keyboard layouts, and colors K-8 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$300.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Gus Access Keyboard on screen keyboard that includes word prediction 1-12  Win

Gus Comm. Inc.
360-715-8580
$495.00 http://www.gusinc.com/accessbrd.html download free demo
EZ Keys dual word prediction, abbr. expansion, text to speech, preprogrammed phrases, communication software, switch accessible

3-12

Win

Words Plus
800-869-8521

$700-$1,400
http://www.words-plus.com  
REACH Interface Author comes with 80 layouts, may customize, built in word prediction, scanning option, adjustable key sizes

1-12

Mac/ Win

 Infogrip
800-397-0921
$240-$340 http://www.infogrip.com  
WiVik 2 50 layouts, 22 languages, customizable, scanning, word prediction and abbr. expansion

 1-12

Mac/ Win

Infogrip
800-397-0921
$395-$495 http://www.infogrip.com  
One-handed keyboards              
MALTRON-single handed keyboard  left and right hand model

1-12

 Mac/ Win

Applied Learning Corp.  
800-866-2442

 $695.00
http://coast-resources.com/appliedlearning  
BAT Personal keyboard ergonimically designed to allow all the functions of an extended keyboard

 1-12

Mac/ Win

Infogrip, Inc.
800-397-0921

$200.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Dvorak One Handed Keyboard left or right available, frequently used letters in the center

1-12

Win

Typewriting Institute for the Handicapped
602-939-5344

$100.00
not available click here for more info
Break apart keyboards              
Pace Adjustable Keyboard split keyboard, each section may be tilted 45 degrees

 2-12

Mac/ Win

Infogrip
800-397-0921

$250.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Future Keyboard with Touchpad  split with touchpad in between, separate numeric keypad

2-12

Mac/ Win

Infogrip
800-397-0921

$95.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Maxim split ergonimically, adjustable sections, compact size

1-12

Mac/
Win

Infogrip
800-397-0921

$150.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Expanding/ Programmable keyboards              
Intellikeys alternate keyboard as input device/overlays included to be used with any software K-12 Mac/ Win

Intellitools 800-899-6687
$400.00 http://www.intellitools.com may combine with IntelliTalk, IntelliPics, and Overlay Maker
Big Keys Plus 1" keys, QWERY, or ABC layout, bright colors or black and white,

K-12

Mac/
Win

Infogrip
800-397-0921
Don Johnston 800-999-4660

$170.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Discover Keyboard speech output, 5 overlays with different layouts, may create customized overlays K-12 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$500.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
TASH WinKing built in keyguard, big keys, 1.25" keygs with auditory and tactile feedback, controls all mouse functions with keys, QWERTY or frequency of use layout

K-8

Win

TASH
800-463-5685

$900.00
http://www.tashint.com  
My First Keyboard fixed ABC layout, durable membrane keyboard, 7/8" buttons, requires modest pressure, simultaneously attach a regular keyboard

 K-5

 Win

 R.J. Cooper
800-RJ-COOPER

$60.00
http://www.rjcooper.com  
Mini keyboards              
TASH Mini Keyboard fully functional 101 keys and mouse control/ replaces keyboard/ ideal for users with limited range of motor/ only light pressure required 3-12  Win

TASH
800-463-5685
 $750.00 http://www.tashint.com/  
Mini- Programmable Keyboard  stores up to 70 macros, may design own key cap labels with text or graphics,

 5-12

Mac/
Win

Infogrip
800-397-0921

$195.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Magic Wand Mini keyboard and mouse operated by minimal pressure from wand

 K-12

Mac/
Win

 In Touch Systems
800-332-MAGIC

$1,300
http://www.magicwandkeyboard.com/
about.html
 
Little Fingers Keyboard 2/3 size of regular keyboard, built-in trackball, simultaneously use regular keyboard

K-12

Mac/
Win

Datadesk Technologies
888-327-8868

$80.00
http://www.datadesktech.com  
Keyboard emulators              
Discover KE:NX

includes Discover board, screen, and switch,can access with switch, scan, on screen keyboard, can show pics for symbolic writing, word-banks, letters etc.  

K-12  Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
 $780.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Keyboard Additions              
keyboard adjustment stand an adjustable stand to hold a keyboard in the optimal position K-12 N/A

Computer Stress Solutions
617 969-9963
$100.00 not available  
Keyguards help stabalize and position fingers or pointers/ easily attach or remove, available for mini keyboards K-12 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
Infogrip
800-397-0921
$65-$100 http://www.donjohston.com
http://www.infogrip.com
Dunamis
Keyboard labels letters,numbers are covered with more visible stickers/ lower case only/ color coded vowels,numbers, and keyboard functions K-12 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$15-$20 http://www.donjohston.com Dunamis & DonJohnson also
Moisture guards a soft plastic skin that protects dust, liquid, and moisture K-12 Mac/
Win

Hooleon
800-937-1337
Don Johnston 800-999-4660
Infogrip
800-397-0921
$15-$20 http://www.hooleon.com
http://www.donjohston.com
http://www.infogrip.com
Dunamis
cue sticker and tactile locator dots

use a variety of stickers or dots to cue students to home row, frequently used letters, etc.  

K-12 Mac/
Win
office supply storres $1.00+ http://www.officedepot.com
http://www.staples.com
 
Zoom Caps

large print adhesive labels, ivory on black or black on ivory 

K-12 Mac/
Win

Maxi Aids
516-752-0521
$14.00  http://www.maxiaids.com/  
keyguards for Alphasmart 2000 keyguards made specifically for Alphasmart 2000

1-12

N/A

Orcca Technology
606-226-9625

 $60.00
http://www.orcca.com  
Mouse emulators              
Discover Ke:nx includes Discover board, screen, and switch,can access with switch, scan, on screen keyboard, can show pics for symbolic writing, word-banks, letters etc. K-12 Mac

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$780.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Cross Scanner allows scanning and single switch use with conventional software/ speeds can be changed/ can perform mouse clicks and text entry  1-12 Mac/
Win

R.J. Cooper
800-RJ-COOPER
$100.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Gus Scanning Cursor allows user to move mouse and cursor on the screen and click 1-12 Win

Gus Comm. Inc
360-715-8580.
$195.00 http://www.gusinc.com download free demo
Single Switch Access            
Big Mack

20 sec. of speech may be stored, external speaker jack, 5" diameter, 5 colors, travel strap

K-12 N/A

Ablenet
800-322-0956
$86.00 http://www.ablenetinc.com  
JellyBean

2 1/2"  diameter, 7 colors

K-12 N/A

Ablenet
800-322-0956
$42.00 http://www.ablenetinc.com  
Specs switch 1 3/8" diameter, 3 mounting bases, 7 colors,

K-12

N/A

 Ablenet
800-322-0956

$45.00
http://www.ablenetinc.com  
Discover Switch switch allow access to any software/ onscreen keyboard/ can enter text, phrases/ can add any switch to it/ may use standard switch at the same time K-12 Mac

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$450.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Buddy buttons 2.5" or 4.5" diameter available, provides auditory and tactile feedback K-12 N/A

TASH
800-463-5685
$40.00 http://www.tashint.com/  
Say It Play It Plate Switch may store up to 20 sec. of speech, 5"x8" surface K-12 N/A

Enabling Devices
914-478-0960
$70.00  http://www.enablingdevices.com/  
Cordless Big Red Switch 5" diameter, may use 25ft. away from device being activated, must be used with cordless receiver

K-12

 N/A

 Ablenet
800-322-0956

 $90.00
http://www.ablenetinc.com  
Switch Interfaces              
SAM- Switch Adapted Trackball

trackball with switch jack, allows user to operate any software using the switch to emulate a mouse click, large buttons 

K-12 Mac/
Win

R.J.Cooper
800-RJCooper
$164.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Switch Interface

allows user to operate any software using the switch to emulate a mouse click, attach up to 5 swithes  

K-12 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$100 (Win)
$135 (Mac)
http://www.donjohnston.com  
Battery Interupters            
Battery Interupter  attach adapter that has a swich jack to battery operated devices to allow switch use

K-12

N/A

 Don Johnston 800-999-4660

$11.50
http://www.donjohnston.com  
Battery Device Adapter attach adapter that has a swich jack to battery operated devices to allow switch use  K-12

 N/A

  Ablenet
800-322-0956

$8.00
http://www.ablenetinc.com  
Power Control Units              
PowerLink3

use for attaching switches to electronic devices, two double outlets, infrared remote option, switch jacks

K-12 N/A

 Ablenet
800-322-0956
 $180.00 http://www.ablenetinc.com  
Voice Recognition              
Kurzweil Voice, Voice Plus,
Voice Pro

voice recognition that uses discrete and/or natural speech to control Windows and enter text into applications

1-12 Win

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
781-203-5000
$70-$200 http://www.lhs.com  
ViaVoice  voice recognition that uses natural speech to control Windows and enter text into applications

 1-12

 Mac/ Win

 IBM
888-411-1WEB

 $60-$180
http://www.ibm.com  
Dragon Dictate voice recognition that uses discrete speech to control Windows and enter text into applications K-12 Win

Dragon Systems 800-631-8255
$400-$1,700 http://www.dragonsys.com  
Dragon Naturally Speaking (Deluxe,Personal, Preferred) voice recognition that uses natural speech to control Windows and enter text into applications 6-12 Win

Dragon Systems 800-631-8255
$99-$800 http://www.dragonsys.com  
Braille Input              
Braille 'n Speak

electronic word processor, user inputs with Braille and device outputs with speech, prints in Braille or print

1-12 N/A

Blazie Engineering
410-836-5040
$1300-
$1,350
http://blazie.com  
Type 'n Speak 2000

electronic word processor, uses computer or Braille input, prints in Braille or print

1-12 Win

Blazie Engineering
410-836-5040 
$1,400-
$1,450
http://blazie.com  

Braille Lite 40 & 2000 

electronic word processor, braille input, speech output, prints Braille or print

1-12 Win

Blazie Engineering
410-836-5040  
$4,000-
$5,700
 http://blazie.com  
Braille Writer              
Slates

allows for four lines of Braille to be written, back slate can be opened to allow for reading the braille without having to remove the paper

1-12   N/A

American Printing House for the Blind
800-223-1839
$5-$45  http://www.aph.org  
Mountbatten Brailler

silent Braille keyboard, allows user to Braille directly on paper, battery operated, portable, correction feature,  

1-12  Mac/
Win

HumanWare, Inc
800-722-3393 
$3,700-
$4,000
http:www.humanware.com  
Braille Notetaker              
Braill 'n Speak

electronic word processor, user inputs with Braille and device outputs with speech, prints in Braille or print 

1-12  N/A 

Blazie Engineering
410-836-5040
$1300-
$1,350 
http://blazie.com/  
Pointing and Typing Aids              
head and mouth pointers

with our without suction, attach above head, from chin strap, or from baseball cap 

K-12 N/A

Sammons & Preston
800-323-5547
$28-$104  not available  
Touch Screen              
Touch Window place clear screen over monitor and it acts like a mouse in any program/ a touch can move the cursor or emulate a click/ fits on 12"-15" monitor KeyTouch fits 17" K-12 Mac/
Win

Edmark
800-362-2890
 $335.00 http://www.edmark.com/ also available from Don Johnston
Panasonic Toughbook & touch screen tablet laptop computer with built in touch screen and touch screen tablet computer

 1-12

Win

Gus Comm. Inc.
360-715-8580

TBA
http://www.gusinc.com  
Switch Adapted Mouse              
SAM Trackball/
SAM Joystick

trackball or joystick with switch jack, allows user to operate any software using the switch to emulate a mouse click, large buttons, has switch inputs for click, double click, and drag

K-12   Mac/
Win

R.J. Cooper
800-RJCOOPER
$164.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Mouse Emulators            
HeadMouse reflective dot placed on forehead sends signal to receiver on computer so that head movement dictates mouse movement

K-12

Mac/
Win

Origin Systems
972-606-8740

$1,700-
$1,800
http://www.orin.com  
Head Master Plus/ 2000 infrared sensor attached to users head to emulate mouse movement, sip and puff activate mouse button  K-12

 Mac/
Win

 Prentke Romich
800-262-1984

 $1,000-
$1,400
http://www.prentrom.com  
Joysticks              
Jouse

joystick operated mouse controlled by mouth, sip and puff to activate, on screen keyboard for typing 

K-12 Win

Prentke Romich
800-262-1933
$2,200 http://www.prentrom.com/index.html  
Penny & Giles Joystick Light/Plus

3" joystick, mouse cursor stays in position when joystick released, separate drag button, removable handguard, five speed settings

K-12 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
 $400-$450 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Joystick with Pad

large joystick with four positions, fifth switch , rugged switch, tactile and auditory feedback

K-12  Win

TASH
800-463-5685
$275.00  http://www.tashint.com/  
SAM Joystick has a switch jack, allows user to operate any software using the switch to emulate a mouse click, large buttons, has switch inputs for click, double click, and drag

 K-12

Mac/
Win

R.J. Cooper
800-RJCOOPER

$164.00
http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Trackballs              
SAM Trackball

trackball with switch jack, allows user to operate any software using the switch to emulate a mouse click, large buttons, has switch inputs for click, double click, and drag 

K-12  Mac/
Win

R.J. Cooper
800-RJCOOER
$164.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Kensington Expert Mouse large trackball with programmable buttons K-12 Mac/
Win

Kensington Microware Ltd.
800-535-4242
CDW-G
800-796 4239
$40-$50 http://www.kensington.com/
http://www.cdwg.com
 
Penny & Giles Rollerball Light/
Trackball Plus
2 1/2" ball, mouse cursor stays in position, separate drag button, removable handquard, five speed settings

K-12

Mac/
Win

 Don Johnston
800-999-4660

$320-$415
http://www.donjohnston.com  
Microsoft
Easy Ball 
stationary base for desktop or lap, requires less fine motor control, rugged, single button, may use with another mouse, very large ball

 K-5

 Win

Microsoft
Don Johnston
800-999-4660

  $50.00
http://www.microsoft.com
http://www.donjohnston.com
 
Kids Ball stationary base for desktop or lap, requires less fine motor control,programmable right mouse button

 K-5

 Win

 Infogrip
800-397-0921

 $50.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Thumbelina
Mini Trackball
.9" ball, use with tip of finger or thumb, mount on any surface

K-5

Mac/
Win

  Infogrip
800-397-0921

$66-$76
http://www.infogrip.com  
Trackpads              
Power Cat/
Smart Cat/
Easy Cat

left click by finger tap, tap 2x for double click, additional customizable buttons, one touch zoom, vertical and horizontal scrolling, comes with signiture pen to capture signatures on screen(Power Cat only)

 K-12 Mac/
Win


Cirque
800-454-3375  Infogrip
800-397-0921
$50-$95
http://www.infogrip.com
 
Versa Pad  use finger or included stylus, sylus may capture signature on screen, left click by finger tap, tap 2x for double click, use buttons to create commands

K-12

Win

 Infogrip
800-397-0921

 $65.00
http://www.infogrip.com  
Graphics Tablet

large tablets that use a stylus to create drawings that appear on screen, eraser built in 

K-12 Mac/
Win

Wacom
800-922-9348
$220-$1,200 http://www.wacom.com  
Arm and Wrist Supports              
Ergorest Articulating Arm Supports mounts to table and supprts arms and shoulders, fully adjustable

K-12

N/A

Infogrip
800-397-0921

$130-$140
http://www.infogrip.com  
Computer Arms mounts to table and supprts arms and shoulders, fully adjustables

K-12

N/A

Sammons Preston
800-323-5547

$45.00
not available  
Access Utilities              
Easy Acces for MAC mouse keys-use numeric keypad for mouse/ sticky keys-activate keyboard shortcut successful/ slow keys-delays acceptance of keystroke/ key repeat-adjust rate key repeats K-12 Mac

Apple
800-MY-APPLE
free http://www.apple.com/education/k12/disability/  
Accessibility Options for Windows mouse keys-use numeric keypad for mouse/ sticky keys-activate keyboard shortcut successful/ filter keys-delays acceptance of keystroke/ enlarge options for icons and cursors, contrasting colors for visual impairments, use visual warnings and captions K-12 Win

Microsoft
free http://www.microsoft.com/enable/  
Cause and Effect/switch access software            
101 Animations animations with sounds. Includes loud sounds and colorful animations K-12 Mac/
Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$99.00 not available  
Best of KidTECH one verse from 6 different KidTECH programs for children who need a variety of music to keep their attention. PreK-1 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$59.00 not available  
Click It utility that sets up hot spots defined by user for scannin in standard computer programs K-12 Mac/
Win

Intellitools
800-899-6687
$95.00 http://www.intellitools.com  
Five Green & Speckled Frogs activities start with cause and effect and progress to teach directionality and simple subtraction. PreK-2 Mac

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$95.00 not available  
Early and Advanced Switch Games 19 activities include cause and effect and following directions, matching and making funny faces PreK-5 Mac/
Win

RJ Cooper
800-RJCOOPER SoftTECH/Kid TECH 805-396-8676
$99.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Early Childhood Fun Include 3 programs: Single Switch Songs I, 321 Number Fun, and Arump. PreK-1 Mac/
Win

Creative Communicating 435-645-7737
$45.00 http://www.creative-comm.com  
Eensy & Friends 3 cause and effect programs which also teach directional concepts, counting skills, number id., and color id. PreK-1 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$45.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Forgetful & Friends 3 cause and effect programs which also teaches hot/cold and hard/soft. PreK-1 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$45.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Humpty Dumpty & Friends teaches directional concepts, on/off, sleep/awake as well as cause and effect PreK-1 Mac/
Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$45.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Intellipics Activities From this web site, cause and effect Intellipics activities may be downloaded free of charge. Must have Intellipics or Intellipics Player. Overlay Maker is beneficial but not required. PreK-12 Mac/
Win

Intellitools 800-899-6687
free http://www.intellitools.com  
Old MacDonald's Farm includes real images and cartoon like characters. Two activities, nine animals, and 3 scenes. PreK-1 Mac/
Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$95.00 not available  
Switch It (Pictures/ Scenes/ Patterns/ Opposites 4 different cause and effect software programs (each sold separately or in a bundle PreK-1 Mac/
Win

Intellitools 800-899-6687
$49.95 http://www.intellitools.com bundle sold for $180.00
Switch Progression Teens or Children cartoon like simulations about real likfe for cause/effect and higher level skills for moving characters. Graphics are age appropriate PreK-12 Mac/
Win

RJ Cooper
800-RJCOOPER SoftTECH/KidTECH 805-396-8676
$99.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/  
Teen Tunes graphics, animation and music for teenagers of the 90's, access with switch and touch screen 6-12 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$60.00 not available age-appropriate for teens but focuses on basic skills
The Rodeo age appropriate ands multicultural graphics teach cause/effect and number activities PreK-8 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$95.00 not available  
Circletime Tales Deluxe beginning literacy concepts, sight words, phonemic awareness, provides access with touch window and scanning PreK-2 Mac/ Win

Don Johnston 800-999-4660
$85.00 http://www.donjohnston.com  
Key Wack utilizes any key on the keyboard, very basic, gives audio and video feedback for hitting a key, touch window compatable K-12 Mac

shareware
$10.00 http://www.shareware.com  
Make it Go choice making, works with: touch window, swithes, scanning, and Intellikeys PreK Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$60.00 not available  
Monkeys Jumping on a Bed cause and effect software with option to increase difficulty to teach colors, numbers or number words PreK-1 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$45.00 not available  
My Action Book choice making, ten action verbs, taking turns. Accessible with touch window, scanning, and Intellikeys Prek-2 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$60.00 not available  
RadSounds accessible with touch window, and switch K-12 Mac/ Win

RJ Cooper
800-RJCOOPER SoftTOUCH/KidTECH 805-396-8676
$100.00 http://www.rjcooper.com/ age-appropriate for older students but focuses on basic skills
Story Time Tales early language, beginning literacy, accessible w/ touch window, scanning, switch,and Intellikeys PreK-2 Mac

Creative Communicating 435-645-7737
$65.00 http://www.creative-comm.com  
Press to Play Press to Play…Zoo or Animals or Speedy. Accessible with touch window, switches, and scanning K-12 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$45.00 not available Press to Play Speedy is age appropriate for older students also sold by DonJohnston
Away we ride six activities target cause and effect to beginning reading, accessible with touch window, switch, or Intellikeys K-12 Mac/ Win

SoftTouch/ KidTECH 805-396-8676
$45.00 not available age-appropriate for older students but focuses on basic skills
My First Mouse very basic program for teaching mouse use, accessible with touch window K-12 Mac

Freeware
free http://www.shareware.com  


Alternate Output                                                   Back to Top
Built- in Internet Browser Preferences          
Internet Explorer Accessibility Features I.E makes all features accessible via keyboard if needed, highlighting box available, adjustable fonts, high contrast options

K-12

Mac/
Win

Microsoft

free
http://support.microsoft.com/support/
IE/InProductHelp/product.asp
 
Screen Magnification              
InLarge

2x to 16x maginification, automatic scanning, cross hair for cursor, invert screen to white on black 

K-12 Mac

Alva Access Group, Inc.
510-923-6280
$300.00 http://www.aagi.com  
Magic Eyes

2x to 20x maginfication 

K-12  Win 

Henter-Joyce, Co
800-336-5658
$350.00 http://www.hj.com  
Closeview

2x to 16x magnification, may invert screen to white on black,  

 K-12 Mac

Apple
Free http://www.apple.com  
LP Windows 2x to 16x magnification, may change screen colors K-12 Win 

Keyboard Alternatives & Vision Solutions, Inc.
800-953-9262
$600.00 not available  
Zoom Text maginifies 2x to 16x, talking setup program, multiple zoom windows, color filtering, cursor enhancements, adjustable panning speeds, Level II includes speech K-12 Win/
Dos

AiSquared 800-362-3612
$300-$800 http://www.aisquared.com free trial version
Vista PCI/
Super Vista
computer magnification system that allows low vision users to off the shelf applications

 K-12

 Win

 Telesensory
408-616-8700

 $2,500
http://www.telesensory.com/  
Biggy makes cursors very big/ helps to be able to follow the cursor K-12 Mac/
Win

R.J. Cooper
800-RJCOOPER
 $100.00 http://www.rjcooper.com  
Hardware Magnifiers              
Full page fresnal maginifiers

ideal for small print as in phone books, 7" x 10",

K-12 N/A

Independent Living Aids
800-537-2118
$2-$10 http://www.independentliving.com  
Large Monitors

come in a variety of sizes: 17", 19", 21" + 

K-12 Mac/
Win

various manufacturers
$250 + http://www.cdwg.com  
Handheld,sheet and stand magnifier

ideal for reading booksk, high quality
magnifier, lightweight, durable, uses an asotal lens for distortion free image 

K-12   N/A

Maxi Aids
516-752-0521
$25-$45 http://www.maxiaids.com Maxiaids
Aladdin Video Magnifiers (CCTV)  a one piece monitor that magnifies documents/ provides high contrast/ can view larger images with TV output connection

K-12

N/A

Telesensory
408-616-8700

$1,200-$3,200
http://www.telesensory.com/  
Braille Embossers and Translators              
MegaDots

software that translates documents in almost any format into Braille, may edit and add text, can view in Braille on screen as well as after printing

K-12  Mac/
Win

Braille Planet, Inc.
978-692-3000
$540.00 http://www.brailleplanet.org/  
Duxbury Braille Translator converts text to Braille K-12 Mac/
Win

Duxbury Systems, Inc.
1-978-692-3000
$595-$645  http://www.duxburysystems.com  
VersaPoint Duo

produces embossed documents on both sides of paper/ prints 6 or 8 dot Braille at 60 dots characters per second / prints speadsheets/ with or without speech

K-12 Win

Blazie Engineering Inc.
410-893-9333
$2,800-$3,00 http://www.blazie.com  
Scientific Notebook a mathematics word processor that creates mathematical documents/once saved can be converted using Nemeth Code Translation Filter K-12 Win

MacKichan Software Inc. 206-780-2799
$75.00 http://www.tcisoft.com/  
Notebook to Nemeth Code Filter using math files created by Scientific Notebook, it formats Nemeth code ready to emboss/can be read with refreshable Braille display K-12 Win

MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software 505-646-2337
free to beta testers http://www.nmsu.edu/~mavis/converter.html currently being beta tested
Nemeth Code to Print Mathematics Converter mathematics created in Nemeth Code is transcribed to print K-12 Win

MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software
505-646-2337
not known http://www.nmsu.edu/~mavis/backtran.html  
Braille Blazer Embosser portable embossser that handles labels up to full pages/ built in speech synthesizer/ produces graphs

 1-12

N/A

Blazie Engineering Inc.
410-893-9333

$1,700
http://www.blazie.com  
Braille Lite 40 &2000

electronic word processor, braille input, speech output, prints Braille or print

1-12   Win

Blazie Engineering Inc.
410-893-9333
 $4,000-$5,700 http://blazie.com/  
Screen Readers see text readers in Written Language section            
JAWS

text to speech package which will read text in any window based application 

K-12 Win

Henter-Joyce
800-336-5658
$800.00 http://www.hj.com/  
OutSpoken

text to speech package which will read text in any windows or Mac based application 

 K-12  Win/
Mac

Alva Access
Group, Inc.
510-923-6280
$700-$800 http://www.aagi.com  
Screen Reader ScreenReader is a text to speech package which will read text in any window based application.  K-12 Win 

TextHELP
888-333-9907  
$44.00 http://www.texthelp.com may download demo
Read and Write

talking word processor that comes with: word prediction, thesaurus, spell check and other features

 K-12 Win

TextHELP
888-333-9907 
$250.00 http://www.texthelp.com/ may download demo
Window Eyes adds voice access to windows programs K-12 Win

GW Micro
219-489-2608
$600.00  http://www.gwmicro.com  
Wynne OCR and screen reader/ many options include a dictionary, break words into syllables, highlight important passages, insert bookmarks, add written or spoken notes, easy to follow buttons K-12 Win

Arkenstone
800-444-4443
$1,000.00 http://www.arkenstone.com  
HELPRead text to speech/ speaks word processors, clipboard contents and web pages K-12

Win 

Hawaii Education Literacy Project
TextHELP
888-333-9907
freeware http://www.pixi.com/~reader1/.
http://www.texthelp.com/

download free copy

Kurzweil 3000 OCR and screen reader/ reads the web and contains built in study skills like highlighting and a built in dictionary/ text editor allow for typing text to have read back/ includes spell check and word prediction/comes with scanner K-12 Win

Kurzweil Educ.Systems Inc.
800-894-5374
$2,000.00 http://www.kurzweiledu.com  
Kurzweil 1000 provides text to speech for visually impaired users K-12 Win

Kurzweil Educ.Systems Inc.
800-894-5374
  http://www.kurzweiledu.com  
Audio Screen Reader/Browser for Mathematics currently being developed: different than most screen readers that read text this will read electronic mathematics, and allow user to edit and create

 5-12

 not known

 MAVIS Equipment Matrix Software 505-646-2337

 not known
http://www.NMSU.Edu/~mavis/browser.html  
Web Screen Readers              
PW WebSpeak Internet Browser that provides access in a non-visual or combined auditory and visual manner. K-12 Win 

Productivity Works
609-984-8044
$150.00 http://www.prodworks.com  
IBM Homepage Reader fully functional browser, easy to navigate, automatically syncs page to Netscape, K-12 Win

IBM
888-411-1WEB
$150.00 http://www.ibm.com  


Specialized Hearing                                            Back to Top
Sign Language Dictionary On-Line searchable database of words that display a video of a person reprenting the word in sign language/ words and stories are given/ multiple languages K-12 Mac/
Win

DeafWeb
free http://dww.deafworldweb.org/asl/  
American Sign Language Browser searchable database of words that display a video of a person reprenting the word in sign language K-12 Mac/
Win

Michigan State University Communication Technology Laboratory
free http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm  
HyperSign Interactive ASL dictionary with 2,000 words; when selected a motion video displays sign language translation/ includes games, phrases, and custom wordlist/ self-paced individualized instruction K-12 Mac/
Win

Trinity &
Mayer Johnson
800-588-4548
$95.00 http://www.mayer-johnson  
Alert Systems

uses a lamp, bed shaker, or lights to notify of different sounds/ wireless paging option available 

K-12 N/A

Auditech
800-229-8293 
$170-$650 http://www.auditechusa.com/  
TTYs and TTY Modems

receives and save incoming phone messages/ may use concurrently with other applications running/ includes: split screen, color choice, zoom text 

1-12  Win

Microflip, Inc.301-262-2607
Auditech
800-229-8293 
$200-$250 http://www.microflip.com/
http://www.auditechusa.com/
 
Personal FM units uses FM transmission to give hearing impaired person the ability to hear the user by wearing a head set K-12 N/A

Phonic Ear
800-227-0735
  http://www.phonicear.com  
Soundfield FM units uses FM transmission to give hearing impaired person the ability to hear the user by placing receivers/speakers in room for everyone to hear  K-12 N/A

Phonic Ear
800-227-0735 
  http://www.phonicear.com  
Closed Captioning Devices

devices that allow the text captions of video to be seen/ available as built in feature on all 13"+ TVs manufactured after 1993

 K-12 N/A

various
  http://www.robson.org/capfaq/equipment.
html#decoders
 
Hearing Aids(behind the ear, in the ear, body style)
i.e. Free Ear

contained in a behind the ear case it combines a FM receiver and hearing aid, for moderate to profound hearing loss 

 6-12 N/A

Phonic Ear
800-227-0735  
  http://www.phonicear.com
http://www.advancedhearing.com/hearaids.htm
 
Rapid Text provides real time remote classroom for captioning for the deaf and hearing impaired. Rapid text stenographers only capture what is transmitted via a mircorphone/modem connection to California. K-12 N/A

Rapid Text
949-399-9200
  http://www.rapidtext.com  


Augmentative Communication                                             Back to Top
Low Tech              
eye gaze board
i.e. Eye-Com

a transparent acrylic board that may be stabalized in a wood stand/ symbols are attached the board to allow user to communicate by looking at desired symbol/ may be homemade

 PreK-12 N/A 

ImaginArt
800-828-1376  
$43.00  http://www.imaginartonline.com  
object based communication displays
i.e.Pocket Overlay

using the Eye-Com board an overlay attaches that holds objects or objects may be mounted on a variety of surfaces/ may be homemade  

PreK-12  N/A

ImaginArt
800-828-1376  
 $20.00 http://www.imaginartonline.com
http://www.enablingdevices.com
 
communication boards, books, wallets
i.e. Pocket Book

create communication boards by placing picture symbols on different surfaces or place in wallet size books, notebooks, etc. to allow for portability

 PreK-12 N/A

Attainment
800-327-4269
$9.00  http://www.attainmentcompany.com/  
Big Mac

a large round switch that will record a single message up to a 20sec.

K-12 N/A

AbleNet
800-322-0956
$86.00 http://www.ablenetinc.com  
Say it Play It Switch

a rectangular plate switch on an incline that will record a single message up to a 20sec.

K-12  N/A

Enabling Devices
800-832-8697
$70.00 http://www.enablingdevices.com  
Step Talk Communicator

a rectangular plate switch on an incline that will record a single message up to a 75sec.  

K-12   N/A

Enabling Devices
800-832-8697
$80.00 http://www.enablingdevices.com  
Boardmaker a database of 3,000 PCI picture symbols represented in 10 languages, with or without text/ easy to search/ great resource for making communication boards

 K-12

Mac/
Win
 

Mayer Johnson 800-588-4548

 $400 (Mac) $230 (Win)
http://www.mayer-johnson.com  
Mid Tech              
Cheap Talk 4 & 8

lightweight, portable, communication device, 5sec. or recorded speech, may insert different overlays, Cheap Talk 8 may use up to 6 levels, comes with 8 jacks, adjustable scanning, auditory scanning

 K-12 N/A

Enabling Devices
800-832-8697
$80-$300 http://www.enablingdevices.com  
Five Talker & Fifteen Talker

5 talker-lightweight, portable, records up to 5 messages with 2min. memory/ 15 talker- records 8 sec. per message 

 1-12 N/A

Attainment
800-327-4269
$300-$480 http://www.attainmentcompany.com/  
Voice Pal

portable, lightweight, records 60-90sec., adjustable scanning, two button sequential messaging, attach up to 10 switches, auto shutdown

1-12 N/A

Adaptivation Incorporation
800-723-2783
$555-$565  http://www.adaptivation.com/  
TechTalk durable light communication device with 4, 8 or 32 grids/ multiple levels/ long battery life/ high quality voice/ very easy to program/ 2lbs.+/ portable(comes with shoulder strap) K-12 N/A

AMDI, Inc.
888-353-AMDI
Mayer Johnson 800-588-4548
$145 (1 level) $645 (6 levels) http://www.amdi.net
http://www.mayer-johnson.com/
available also from Mayer Johnson Inc.
High Tech              
Macaw communication device with digitized speech/direct selection/no dead spaces different models provide: 8.5min.-13hrs. of recording/ 32 keys-128 keys/ 8-63 levels/ auditory scanning/ 2.3lbs.-2.7lbs/ K-12 Mac/ Win Zygo Industries
800-234-6006
$1,450- $5,350 http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm  
Parakeet 15 communication device with 2 min. talk time/digitized speech/upload-download from computer/ <1lb./ 15 keys K-12 Mac/ Win Zygo Industries
800-234-6006
$300.00- $500.00 http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm  
LightWriter full size keyboard with speech output and one line display for text, word prediction, can connect to printer, has small printer, scans, dual screens, 9 voices/synthesized speech/ Big Keys option available K-12 Mac/ Win Zygo Industries
800-234-6006
$3,000- $4,300 http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm  
Arti  large screen dynamic display, touch screen, Microsoft Office CE programs pre-loaded, portable, lightweight, mountable, clear speech output, runs from batteries

 2-12
 Win CE

 Zygo Industries
800-234-6006

 $2,450
http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm  
Portable IMPACT a device that exists as a tablet, palmtop, or handheld/ dynamic display, synthesized speech, word prediction, abbr. expansion, direct and scanning select options

K-12

 N/A

Enkidu Research
800-297-9570

$2,700-$3750
http://www.enkidu.net  
Liberator II communication device with synthesized speech/ word prediction/ text editing/ over 4,000 words/scanning/icon prediction/ word prediction/ audible feedback/ auto spell mode/ comes with Unity software/ icon prediction/128 grid/ connect to computer for access K-12 Win/
Mac

Prentke Romich 800-262-1933
$9,000 http://www.prentrom.com/index.html  
Alphatalker II communication device with direct selection/ 4, 8, or 32 grids/ digitized speech/ envir. controls/up to 37min. of speech/ icon prediction/ audible feedback/ connect to computer to provide access/ uses Unity software K-12 Win/
Mac

Prentke Romich 800-262-1933
$1,900- $2,600 http://www.prentrom.com/index.html  
Deltatalker communication device with 8,32,or 128 grids/ digitized or synthesized speech/ up to 17min. digitized/ scanning/ over 4,000 words/ envir. Control/icon prediction/ audible feedback/ uses Unity software/ connect to computer for access K-12 Win/
Mac

Prentke Romich 800-262-1933
$5,500.00 http://www.prentrom.com/index.html  
Vanguard communication device with dynamic screen/ digitized and synthesized speech/ up to 12min. digitized/ scanning/ 1,700 icons/ up to 8hrs. battery/ 4,8, or 45 location pages/ infrared/ uses Unity software/ connect to computer for access K-12 Win/
Mac

Prentke Romich 800-262-1933
$8,000.00 http://www.prentrom.com/index.html  
DynaVox communication device with dynamic display/ touch screen/ synthesized or digitized speech/10 voice options/ 10hrs. battery life/ multiple switch jacks/ envir. control/ word prediction/ visual and auditory scanning/bilingual/ 12" display/ 77 buttons/ 7lbs./infrared transfer to Mac/PC & ECUs K-12 Mac/ Win

Sentient Systems 888-697-7332
$6,500.00 http://www.sentient-sys.com/  
Dynamyte communication device with dynamic display/touch screen/synthesized or digitized speech/ 10 voice options/ 5hrs. battery life/ envir. control/word prediction/visual and auditory scanning/bilingual/ 6.5" display/ 3.2lbs./infrared to Mac/PC & ECUs K-12 Mac/ Win

Sentient Systems 888-697-7332
$6,000.00 http://www.sentient-sys.com/  
Digivox 2 communication device with fixed display/synthesized speech (16min.-142min.)/ scanning/ up to 48 levels/ save unlimited voice files on floppy disk K-12 N/A

Sentient Systems 888-697-7332
$2000- $3,500 http://www.sentient-sys.com/  
Dynamo communication device with black and white dynamic display/touch screen/ 30min. digitized speech/ 3,300 Dynasyms symbols/ 12hrs. battery life/ single switch scanning/ 6.5" display/ 1.8lbs./ infrared to control ECUs/ connect to computer for back up

 K-12

Win/
Mac

 Sentient Systems 888-697-7332

 $1,800
http://www.sentient-sys.com/  
Optimist  communication device with large screen, dynamic display, touch screen, accessible with switch, mouse, keyboard, Win 95 loaded, audio amplifier gives clear output

K-12

 Win

Zygo Industries
800-234-6006

$6,000
http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm  
Integrated Communication              
Speaking Dynamically a speech output communication program/ word prediction/ abbreviation expansion/ word processing/ import graphics or use stored/ sound effects/ QuickTime movies/ dynamic display/ easily customized/ 90 pre-made grids K-12 Mac

Mayer Johnson 800-588-4548
$350.00 http://www.mayer-johnson.com available for PC soon
Talking Screen

symbol based communication software/ 4,000 symbols/ import graphics/ word prediction/ synthesized & digitized speech/ access with touch screen, mouse, joystick, scanning/ operate ECUs 

 K-12  Win

Words +
800-869-8521
 $1,400.00 http://www.words-plus.com  
GUS Mulimedia Speech System

communication and productivity software package that includes on screen talking keyboard, easy keys for quick communication, speaking clipboard, talking calculator, 2,500+ symbols, switch adapted mouse,/ uses Microsoft speech synthesizer

K-12 Win

Gus Communications Inc.
360-715-8580
$800.00 http://www.gusinc.com  
EZ Keys

communication software/ abbr. expansion/ word prediction/ text to speech/ store many preprogrammed phrases/ access with multiple switch scanning, morse code/ environmental control/

 3-12 Win 

Words +
800-869-8521
 $1,400.00 http://www.words-plus.com/prodmain.htm  
Winspeak

a symbol based communication software program/ synthetic speech, DECtalk/ scans/ import graphics/ pages may contain 2-96 symbols,  

1-12  Win 

Zygo Industries
800-234-6006
http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm

free demo available for download 

Winbag a text based communication software program/ synthetic speech/ DECtalk/ instant messages for immediate speech/ scans

1-12

Win

 Zygo Industries
800-234-6006
  http://www.zygo-usa.com/products.htm free demo available for download 
Freestyle

a device/computer with a touchscreen, switch jacks, onscreen keyboard, and environmental controls/ may add Speaking Dynamically Pro as communication software/ create personalized envirnoments and grids/ high quality MacinTalk Pro voices/ can record/ modem/play audio and video clips/ CD-rom

K-12 Mac

Assistive Technology, Inc.
800-793-9227
 $5,200-$5,700
(base system)
http://www.assistivetech.com  
Synergy

a device/computer with a touchscreen, switch jacks, onscreen keyboard, and environmental controls/ may add Speaking Dynamically Pro as communication software/ create personalized envirnoments and grids/ high quality MacinTalk Pro voices/can record/ modem/play audio and video clips/ CD-rom

K-12  Mac

Synergy
508-668-4134
$6,900
(base system) 
http://www.speakwithus.com  

 last updated April 1, 2000
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