Braille Input in iOS 8

Description

In iOS8, you can write braille on your iOS device, similar to apps like MBraille or Braille Touch. The difference is that this is global, available anywhere you have a keyboard. No switching apps and pasting text, you simply use braille instead of the on-screen keyboard.

Where can I find out more? 
http://www.applevis.com/guides/braille-ios/introduction-braille-screen-input-ios-8



SaySo

Description

Writing does not need to be a struggle! Using human sounding voices, SaySo reads aloud as you type, and with advanced spell checking and AutoCorrect options, you can confidently update your online status, write your college project or email your colleagues, knowing you’ve made no mistakes.

Reading is also simpler with SaySo; relax and listen to your friends’ emails, your favourite blog or the long report from the boss. SaySo highlights the words as they are spoken, focussing your attention and building your understanding of the text.

Or why not break free from your PC? SaySo saves documents as MP3s (or DAISY books) that you can ‘read’ on the move using your phone, MP3 player or DAISY player.

SaySo is ideal for students and employees with dyslexia, as well as anyone looking to build confidence with reading and writing.

Where can I find out more? 
http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=34

 



Access Tools

Description

Free Accessibility Software for USB Flash Drives

The Access Tools USB Flash drives features a fully-accessible menu system that allows numerous customisations. The drives contain freely-available accessibility tools, thus making the entire package freely re-distributable.

The Access Tools USB Flash Drive features tools that are free for anyone to download and use.

Where can I find out more? 
https://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/projects/access-tools

 



ChooseIt

Description

It’s easy to create decision making activities

and quizzes with ChooseIt! Maker 2.

The new version is even easier to use and has lots of new features. It turns your text, images and sounds into choice making activities and quizzes that are automatically accessible using a mouse, whiteboard, touch monitor, keyboard or switches. It’s great for helping switch users to learn to make choices using scanning techniques, as you can create lots of motivating activities in finely graded steps of progression.

You can share your activities too; the free Player version means children can even take their work home. The program includes many useful example files, including a selection of PCS symbols from Mayer-Johnson, and it allows you to import a wider range of image and sound files than ever before.

Where can I find out more?
http://www.chooseitmaker2.com/


iStudiez

Description

iStudiez Pro is…

…ORGANIZING YOUR SCHEDULE
Unique built-in planner lets you input and easy manage all types of schedules including classic, alternating (A & B weeks), rotating and block schedule.
Not only you can enter most common course details, but also add instructors with all related information such as office hours, affiliation, phone number and email address. As well you are welcome to add holiday periods and even cancel separate classes in case of outstanding events.
In addition, you are supplied with an expanded set of icons designed especially for iStudiez Pro to mark your class types and extracurricular activities. Color labels are available for your convenience to mark each particular course.

…FOLLOWING UP WITH YOUR HOMEWORK
Special section is dedicated to keep track of your homework and assignments. Whatever is the way you are used to manage your tasks, you will find it all in iStudiez Pro. Either you want to organize your assignments by date, by course or by priority, or sort them into pending and completed, you have all options at your hand.

…SUMMARIZING IT UP FOR YOU
Once your schedule is added, the summary of current classes and tasks is automatically reflected in Today view.
You’ll see list of events and assignments including all details such as event type, location, time left, class instructor, number of tasks pending and what’s next on schedule.
Courses reflected in Today view are easily modifiable in each and every detail.
Today icon always sticks you to the current date!

…TRACKING YOUR GRADE/GPA
This option is based on assignments (support of weighted/non-weighted assignments), and GPA calculator is available both for current and past semesters. Support of most world used grading scales (letter grades, percents, points).

…KEEPING YOU ALERT
You will always be up to date with pending tasks and upcoming classes and events with iStudiez Pro. The app boasts Push Notifications feature which allows you set general alarm time for your classes and separate alarms for each of your assignments and homework.
Setting the alarms is quick and smartly integrated within the interface of the app, so prepare to be the most resulting fellow ever with no special memorizing efforts!

…GUARDING YOUR DATA
No way you will ever lose your data if something’s wrong with your device. iStudiez Pro takes care of you and offers the option to back up your data by sending it to your e-mail address with tapping just one button!

Where can I find out more? 
http://istudentpro.com/



Dicom Portable

Dicom Screenshot

Dicom Screenshot

Description

Dicom Portable is a word completion program designed to make it easier to type words with fewer keystrokes in every app. It runs from the system tray and pops up word options after a configurable number of keystrokes. It can also be adapted with your own word selections for programming and other tasks.

Where can I find out more? http://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dicom-portable


Sounds The Pronunciation App

Description

The ultimate interactive English pronunciation tool, for both students AND teachers. Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.

Based on the best-selling book ‘Sound Foundations’ by pronunciation expert Adrian Underhill, the app features a fully-interactive Phonemic Chart for both British and American English.

You can look up and listen to words and phrases in the WORDLIST, plus record and compare your own pronunciation. If you’re using a Macmillan coursebook, you can now buy additional wordlists directly inside the app.

PRACTISE your pronunciation reading, writing and listening skills
Test yourself with one of the pronunciation QUIZZES
Use the phonemic TYPEWRITER for free practice
LEARN with lesson plans, videos and top tips for teachers, and study hints for students

*** Winner of the British Council ELTons Award 2012 for ‘Innovation in learner resources’. The judges felt that “This is a great app – it is easy to navigate, user-friendly, thorough, and, I am sure, innovative.” ***

COMPLETE FEATURE LIST:

► Interactive Phonemic Chart (British and American English) with high quality audio – tap to hear a sound, or tap and hold to hear the sound and an example word.
► Work in British or American English, and switch between them at any time.
► Vocabulary Wordlist (with over 650 words):
– Phonemic transcriptions and audio
– Record your own pronunciation
– Purchase new wordlists from directly inside the app. Wordlists are available for popular Macmillan coursebooks, as well as topic-based lists. New wordlists feature vocabulary, phrases and audio recordings.
– Turn stress marks on or off to view the primary stress mark in the Wordlist, Practice, Quiz and Type sections.
► Practice Activities (Listen, Read and Write).
► Quizzes (‘3 Minutes’ & ‘3 Lives’ modes) for listening, reading and writing.
► Phonemic Typewriter for free practice.
► ‘Introduction to the Chart’ video featuring Adrian Underhill.
► Three downloadable lesson plans for teaching with the Sounds app.
► Top Ten Tips for Teachers.
► Top Ten Tips for Students.
► ‘Teaching with the Chart’ – complete workshop video with Adrian Underhill.
► Full Instructions.

Where can I find out more? https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sounds-the-pronunciation-app/id442713833?mt=8


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