Reading/Writing Software

Device Name  Description

 

Capti

Capti

 


Capti is a reader app that provides many supports to help build vocabulary, comprehension and
organization skills used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Charmtech Labs

Capti

Clicker

Clicker

 

  


Writing tool that has options of word banks or picture dictionary along with many other supports.

On a computer with Co:Writer, Dragon, Ghotit and ZoomText.

Manufacturer: Cricksoft

Clicker


Co:Writer

Co:Writer

 


Co:Writer uses strong word prediction, translation support and word recognition to help individuals who struggle with writing.

On a computer with Clicker, Dragon, Ghotit and ZoomText or on a computer with WriteOutloud, Draftbuilder, ReadOutloud, Helper Bird, Learning Ally, Audio Books and Grammarly.

Manufacturer: Don Johnston

Co:Writer


Ghotit

Ghotit

 


Ghotit helps individuals who need to overcome reading and writing problems. Supports those with mild or severe dyslexia or dysgraphia.

On a computer with Clicker, Co:Writer, Dragon and ZoomText.

Manufacturer: Ghotit Ltd

Ghotit


 

Grammarly

Grammarly


From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.

On a computer with Write Outloud, Co:Writer, Draftbuilder, Read Outloud, Helper Bird, Learning Ally and Audio Books.

Manufacturer: Grammarly
Grammarly




Helperbird

Helperbird

 


Helperbird is an all in one extension that has features to make the web more accessible. It provides features such as ad removal, dictation, overlays and more.

On a computer with Write Outloud, Co:Writer, Draftbuilder, Read Outloud, Learning Ally, Audio Books and Grammarly.

Manufacturer: Helperbird

Helperbird


Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000

 



Kurzweil is educational software to provide literacy support. Built-in features for reading, writing and study skills support students to address a wide range of educational objectives.

On a computer with ZoomText or on a computer with no other programs.

Manufacturer: Kurzweil Education

Kurzweil 3000



Learning Ally

Learning Ally

 



Learning Ally provides students who struggle to read due to a reading deficit or vision loss equitable access to books they need including curriculum assigned textbooks and literature. It has a large library of human-read audio books and a suite of educator tools.

On a computer with Write Outloud, Co:Writer, Draftbuilder, Read Outloud, Helper Bird, Audio Books and Grammarly.

Manufacturer: Learning Ally

Learning Ally



Mind Mapping/ MindView

Mind Mapping/ MindView

 


MindView is a professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Matchware

Mind Mapping/ MindView


Read and Write

Read and Write

 

 


Literacy support for reading, writing and research. Easy to use tool bar and a variety of functions support students and employees used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Texthelp

Read and Write

 

Snap and Read

Snap and Read

 


Snap and Read has a variety of tools to assist readers with comprehension used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Don Johnston

Snap and Read


SymWriter

SymWriter

 



Writers of any ability can use SymWriter, a symbol word processor, to see the meaning of words as they type or input content from grids used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Widgit Software

SymWriter

 

Word Q Speak Q

Word Q Speak Q

 

 



Word Q Speak Q is an easy to use literacy tool for individuals who can type but struggle with writing, grammar and spelling. The toolbar can be accessed when on line or off line and the functions can be turned on or off, as needed and is used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Quillsoft Ltd

Word Q Speak Q

Math/Science

 

Device Name  Description

Dyscalculator

Dyscalculator


Dyscalculator is a program designed for users with dyscalculia. It functions like a regular calculator but includes options to help users who have trouble identifying numbers, determining the difference between numbers, the order of individual digits or determining which mathematical operations to use to obtain the answers they require.    This is used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Learning Works

Dyscalculator

 

EquatIO

EquatIO


EquatIO software allows you to create mathematical equations, formulas and more directly on your computer. Simply type, handwrite or dictate any expression, and EquatIO will convert it to accurate digital math which can be added into a Microsoft Word doc or G Suite apps with a click on a computer.

Manufacturer: Texthelp

EquatIO

 

Alternative Input

 

Device Name  Description

Dragon

Dragon


Fast, accurate speech recognition, dictation and transcription. Many built in features including a speech engine that continuously adjusts to your voice.

On a computer with Clicker, Co:Writer, Ghotit and ZoomText or on a computer with no other programs.

Manufacturer: Nuance

Dragon

SofType

SofType


SofType is a software utility which replaces the functionality of a desktop keyboard with a full featured, on-screen keyboard. SofType can be accessed using a mouse or mouse emulator such as the HeadMouse® Nano. This is used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Origin Instruments

SofType

Open Dyslexic

Open Dyslexic


This is a free font to help with Dyslexia. It can help with contrast/blindness, letter confusion or rotation and crowding used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Abbie Gonzalez

Open Dyslexic

 

Vision Software

 

Device Name  Description

BARD

BARD


BARD, the Braille and Audio Reading Download from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of special-format books, magazines, and music scores. BARD is password-protected, and all files are in an electronic downloadable form of compressed audio or formatted Braille.

On a computer with Write Outloud, Co:Writer, Draftbuilder, Read Outloud, Helper Bird, Learning Ally and Grammarly.

Manufacturer: National Library Service

BARD

JAWS

JAWS


JAWS is for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing the screen or navigation with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output and assists with most computer applications and functions.

On a computer with Fusion.

Manufacturer: Freedom Scientific

JAWS

Fusion

Fusion


Fusion combines Zoom Text, with its screen magnification and other enhancements and JAWS, with its highly functional screen reader. This tool has a full spectrum of supports for users with any level of vision loss and is used on a computer.

Manufacturer: Freedom Scientific

Fusion

OpenBook

OpenBook


This scanning and reading system instantly converts printed materials to speech or large print output on your computer. OpenBook is used on the computer and gives you access to what you need to read, whether it is a book, classroom assignment, bill, or PDF document.

Manufacturer: Freedom Scientific

OpenBook

Talking Typer

Talking Typer


Talking Typer is a computer keyboard and typing training software that speaks and displays lessons on screen. It includes drills, practice, and typing games, and adjusts to the student’s level of skill and sight impairment..

Manufacturer: APH

Talking Typer

Zoom Text

Zoom Text


Zoom Text Magnifier/Reader is an integrated program tailored for low-vision users. It can enlarge and enhance everything on the computer screen and automatically read documents, web pages and email.

On a computer with JAWS and Fusion or on a computer with Clicker, Co:Writer, Dragon and Ghotit or on a computer with Kurzweil.,
a
Manufacturer: Freedom Scientific

Zoom Text

Devices

Device Name  Description

Livescribe Pen

Livescribe Pen


Capture audio and written notes. Listen to recording anytime and have the notes that go with it. The desktop app allows user to export, organize and share content.

Manufacturer: Livescribe

Livescribe Pen

C-Pen Reader

C-Pen Reader


The C-Pen reader is a portable, pocket-sized device that reads text aloud with an English, Spanish or French human-like digital voice.

Manufacturer: Reader Pen

C-Pen Reader

C-Pen Dictionary Pen

C-Pen Dictionary Pen


The C-Pen Dictionary Pen is a portable, pocket-sized device that displays and reads aloud definitions of scanned words in a natural sounding voice.

Manufacturer: Reader Pen

C-Pen Dictionary Pen

Scanmarker Air

Scanmarker Air


Wireless digital highlighter that quickly scans and sends text to Bluetooth connected device.

Manufacturer: Scanmarker Llc

Scanmarker Air


OrCam Read

OrCam Read


OrCam read is a personal AI-driven device for people who have mild low vision, reading difficulties, or reading fatigue. Text is scanned and read instantly through the OrCam mic or to a Bluetooth device.

Manufacturer: Orcam

OrCam Read

Noise Canceling Headphones

Noise Canceling Headphones


The HD 280 Pro headphones have excellent sound quality, unique design and aggressive noise isolation.

Manufacturer: Sennheiser

Noise Canceling Headphones

Talking Graphing Calculator

Talking Graphing Calculator


Orion TI-30XS Multi-View Talking Scientific calculator. Ideal for middle school through college.

Manufacturer: Orbit

Talking Graphing Calculator

Talking Calculator

Talking Calculator


Announces data entered as well as calculation results. Large 10 digit LCD readout.

Manufacturer: Reizen

Talking Calculator

All Turn it Spinner

All Turn it Spinner


The switch activated All-Turn-It Spinner, with a built-in external switch jack, enables random selections for choosing groups or playing games of chance like Bingo. Also a fun alternative to rolling dice.

Manufacturer: AbleNet

All Turn it Spinner

LCD Electronic Writing Board

LCD Electronic Writing Board

A writing tablet that is like an endless sheet of paper! It can be used over and over again, and can be erased with a single button, without charge or connection. LCD screen protects the eyes from glare.

Manufacturer: various

LCD Electronic Writing Board

Writing Assessment Kit - All 11 items come in one kit.

Device Name  Description

 

Bold Writer Pens

Bold Writer Pens

 


The BoldWriter 20 Pen is a smooth writer that creates EASY-TO-SEE and READ, highly-visible, bold, black lines, making it ideal for the visually impaired and those with low vision.

Manufacturer: Reizen

Bold Writer Pens

Electric Eraser

Electric Eraser


This battery-operated eraser offers precision and speed when correcting small areas of work. The top-mounted on/off button works for both right- and left-handed use.

Manufacturer: Various

 

Hand Weight

Hand Weight

 


Weighted hand writing glove with open palm. Fingerless design allows for maximum finer and wrist flexibility. This glove provides proprioceptive input and compression.

Manufacturer: HandiThings

Hand Weight

Page Writing Guide

Page Writing Guide


Tool for writing larger letters or when using a bold marker. Sturdy metal template measures 8.5 x 11 and features 13 extra-wide writing spaces each measuring 1/2 Wide x 7 Long. Great for the Blind and those with low vision.

Manufacturer: Various

Page Writing Guide

Pencil Grip Assortment

Pencil Grip Assortment


These fun and functional pencil grips are made of pliable, non-toxic material and are suitable for both right and left-handed users. Hold fingers in a relaxed position by supporting the first knuckle of the thumb and index finger to help full hand and arm action.

Manufacturer: Various

Pencil Grip Assortment

Raised Line Papers

Raised Line Papers


Raised Line Writing Paper with Red and Blue Lines is a low vision aid that makes it easier to write more neatly and accurately. Simplified visually and tactilely for those that are visually impaired, this paper has raised lined paper allows the letters to be formed and spaced correctly.

Manufacturer: Various

Ring Writer Clip

Ring Writer Clip


Ring Writer Clip has two linked rings, one for the finger and one for the writing utensil. Positions and angles the utensil correctly for use. Requires little or no gripping ability.

Manufacturer: Maddak

Ring Writer Clip

Slant Board

Slant Board


Slant boards aid in fine motor development by promoting proper writing posture and shoulder alignment. The sturdy yet lightweight Plexiglas board is 14" x 11" and includes a large metal clip to hold paper.

Manufacturer: Various

Slant Board

Steady Write Pen

Steady Write Pen


This pen is designed to help improve the handwriting of people with a variety of hand limitations. Triangular base balances and guides the hand as you write to smooth out shaky penmanship.

Manufacturer: Ableware

Steady Write Pen

Weighted Pen

Weighted Pen


This weighted pen helps to improve control, reduce fatigue and increase muscle strength. Built in pencil grip provides gripping support for either left or right handed users.

Manufacturer: The Pencil Grip Inc.
Weighted Pen

Weighted Pen Holder

 


Holder easily slips onto pens, pencils, markers, paintbrushes and more. The weighted grip has a variable diameter that can be adjusted from 1/8" to 7/16".

Manufacturer: Kinsman Enterprises

Weighted Pen Holder