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Free & Portable Enabling Technologies EduAppshttp://tiny.cc/eduapps274 My Study Bar http://tiny.cc/studybar
Enabling technologies supporting all learners How They Learn What They Do How To Help Alternative InterfacesReflect on knowledge or skill Interact with Reading Tools resourcesIntroduce new knowledge or skill Communication Tools RecordExemplify new knowledge or skill information Visualisation ToolsTest understanding of new Plan responsesknowledge or skill by completing Recording Toolsspecific assignments Write responses Planning ToolsReflect on knowledge or skill Writing Tools Process, tasks and tools
What’s on the USB AccessApps?Open OfficePlanning and Organising ToolsReading and Writing SupportVisual SupportAccessible BrowsersKeyboard and Mouse AlternativesMultimedia ResourcesPresentation ToolsLearning Games
Picture HolderAccessApps storagefacility. Use these folders to store thework you produce withAccessApps.AccessApps applications.whenever you click on afolder item or a menu item, the AccessApps startmenu will move to thebackground.
Open Office - What do Students think“With my budget computer at home, I found it difficult to do college work because I did not have MS Word at home so I had to use word pad which I didnt like to use because it did not offer me the right tools to complete work” Guy a student at Coatbridge College
Dspeech (video demo) What do students think?Student Perspectives Dspeech will hookinto the speech engine on any windows PC you use and will either read out text or convert to MP3
NVDANVDA is a screen reading program similar to JAWS, Windows Eyes etc. It can help individuals who are blind or visually impaired.Provides feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person. Major features include support for over 20 languages and the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation. Watch a demonstration of NVDA with Pac Mate Braille Reader
NVDA• How to use NVDA and Firefox to test your web pages for accessibility http://tinyurl.com/c2wgw7• Easy Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screen Reader –Guidance by Yahoo guidance by Yahoo along with a step by step of how to use NVDA at http://tinyurl.com/yjxbho2
Amis DAISY Reader(Digital Accessible Information Systems or Digital Digital Talking Book Software Helping Students - Case Study
Click N Type and Mouse Tools may assist for users with mobility issues or RSI problems
Keyboard and Mouse Alternatives Dasher (Case Study) Click on the image below to see a demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d6yIquOKQ0 Dasher is a information-efficient communication system driven by continuous pointing gestures. Instead of using a keyboard, the user writes by continuous steering, zooming into a landscape painted with letters. Dasher can be driven by a regular mouse, by touch-screen, or by gaze-direction.
Multimedia and Presentation ToolsAudacity records and editing audioWhat do educators think of this:• Use this all the time for audio, no other tool is as good• A great free (open source) tool for creating and editing audio files• A well focused tool that academics and student can pick up easily. Its very portable• and this is important for digital audio where many users want to work in private spaces• Free and easy to create classroom podcasts and mp3s where the students get to hear edit and publish themselves. Promotes ownership extremely motivating.• ‘back up ‘ for lecture, for listening in ‘dead time’
Multimedia and Presentation Tools• Cam Studio – record all screen and audio activity to create avi/flash multimedia learning resources• VLC Media Player – cross platform media player• AudioBook Cutter – splits mp3 sound files to make them easier to listen to in smaller chunks
Unfreez to Create Mobile PromptsWork on most mobile devicesNo stigma attached to mobile learning most people have a mobile device discreet current Portable• Two pieces of software needed Matt Harrison of Portland College Microsoft PowerPoint (everyday resource) and Alistair McNaught of TechDis to create a series of gifs unFREEz (on accessapps) to create the animated gif http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/
Applications• Timetables• Travel training – Landmarks along the way• Health and Safety – Manual handling sequences, COSHH etc.• Sequences – Daily routines, specific taskAnd, don’t forget….• Fun!
Download from EduApps Page From www.eduapps.orgOnce downloaded here is how you open this resource
What can I do with EduApps?• Automatic launch - I can launch applications to start as soon as I put my pen drive in my machine.• Multiple launch - I can launch multiple applications at the same time.What if I don’t want to use a pen drive?• I could run it from a word document.• I could run it from a PowerPoint.
Where can I watch other videosto find out more about AccessAppsand how staff and students use the applications?• RSC SW Scotland and Coatbridge College Students• RSC West Midlands and local FE staff• RSC Wales & students attending Coleg Gwent• RSC NE Scotland and Borders, NewBattle Abbey and Carnegie Colleges
Video : http://tinyurl.com/yb6wfdl More Info: http://tinyurl.com/ybk62tu A floating toolbar with a comprehensive set ofopen source and freeware applications to support learners with literacy difficulties.The toolbar includes a range of tools to support inclusion such as mind mapping, screen masking, word prediction (with multiple lexicons), a text-to-speech dictionary (with word capture/translation), a text-to- speech, save as MP3 and voice recognition.
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