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Alternative Input Programs

WiVik is an on-screen (virtual) keyboard which enables individuals with disabilities to access and utilize computer applications using input devices such as mice, switches, trackballs, touch screens, or head pointers. WiVik displays a virtual image of a keyboard which utilizes scanning, clicking, or dwelling features. It can be used in a standard keyboard format or customized to fit the needs of the individual. WiVik uses word prediction which allows for faster input.

Braille Programs

Duxbury Braille Translator is a software application that allows documents to be converted from "print" form to "Braille" form. Duxbury translates the text into Braille which may then be printed on the Braille Embosser.

Scanning Programs

OmniPage Pro scans any page format including multiple rows and columns of text and graphics. It is applicable for desktop publishing and is designed to eliminate extra keystrokes.

Kurzweil 1000 provides inividuals with visual impairments access to printed materials including textbooks, newspapers, and magazines. It also has voice output capabilities. Individuals may scan their materials which are then converted to a text document and then a voice output device, such as JAWS is used to read the materials.

Speech Output Programs

JAWS (Job Access With Speech) transforms a computer and a speech synthesizer into a talking computer system for individuals who are visually impaired. JAWS provides access to software applications and the Internet for these individuals and also enables them to "read" any part of the screen whenever they need to.

Text Enlargement Programs

ZoomText is a screen magnification program designed specifically to meet the needs of low-vision individuals. It features full and partial screen zoom windows. It may display up to six zoom windows simultaneously with magnification levels up to 16x.

Voice Recognition Programs

Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows individuals to verbally dictact to the computer instead of typing. The user may use voice commands to navigate through the computer software programs or the Internet. They may edit, spell check, create reports, worksheets, letters, compose e-mail and much more. Although NaturallySpeaking may be used by anyone, it is especially beneficial for individuals with physical or learning disabilities.

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