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This is a very quick overview of some technologies that can be used in teaching and learning situations to help with study skill strategies.

This is a very quick overview of some technologies that can be used in teaching and learning situations to help with study skill strategies.

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  • Assistive Technology triangle – from Access Technologies at the top representing the assistive technologies such as screen readers and magnification or specialist text to speech, next personalisation and accessibility where desktop changes are made and built in accessibility tools are used to Productivity which is where built in spell checkers and auto correct may help to the final layer including free, open source, mobile, portable and online technologies <br /> which for some maybe the most important. This is not a hierarchy of tools but rather a complete toolkit approach. <br />
  • Strengths: <br /> Speech <br /> Visual <br /> Auditory <br /> Doing /Kinaesthetic <br /> Dexterity <br /> Tasks: <br /> Reading & assimilating information <br /> Written communication <br /> Organisation & Planning <br /> Presentations & spoken communication <br /> Remembering things <br /> Resources: <br /> Financial <br /> Technical Support <br /> Training <br /> Peer support <br /> Support Professionals <br /> Expertise: <br /> Prior knowledge & experience <br /> Information Processing <br /> Working Memory <br /> Technology skills & confidence <br /> Environment: <br /> Home, Workplace, Study Location <br /> Accessibility / Constraints <br /> Compatibility <br /> Security & IT Policies <br /> Portability <br /> Tools <br /> Text to speech / eReading <br /> Spell checking / Proof-reading <br /> Graphical mapping / Planning <br /> Reminders <br /> Speech recognition <br /> Calculators & Maths <br /> Note taking / Word Processing <br /> Referencing / Storing Information <br />
  • Open source <br />   <br /> ClipTalk <br /> http://fullmeasure.co.uk/cliptalk/ <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Dspeech <br /> http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/ <br /> Balabolka <br /> http://portableapps.com/news/2013-07-11--balabolka-portable-2.7.0.550-released <br /> Free <br />   <br /> NaturalReader 12 <br /> http://www.naturalreaders.com/ <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Vod Lite Daisy and Speak it! <br /> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vod-lite/id398997553?mt=8 <br /> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dhristov.si <br /> Built in text to speech such as VoiceOver or TalkBack <br />   <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Texthelp, Claro, Dolphin, Don Johnston etc <br /> http://www.emptech.info/products_by_subcategory.php?ID=211 <br /> Online <br />   <br /> VozMe copy and paste and ATbar <br /> http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=en <br /> https://www.atbar.org/ <br />
  • Spell checking <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> Aspell <br /> http://aspell.net/ <br /> ATbar <br /> https://www.atbar.org/ <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> OpenOffice <br /> http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable <br /> Dictionaries http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Dictionaries <br /> Free <br />   <br /> FreeSpell <br /> http://hcidesign.com/freespell/ <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Speller <br /> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speller-free-spell-checker/id305997247?mt=8 <br />  Spell Checker (+voice input) for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidsx.checkspelling&hl=en <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Oribi VeritySpell <br /> http://shop.iansyst.co.uk/products/product/oribi-verity-spell <br /> Online <br />   <br /> Ghotit <br /> http://www.ghotit.com/ <br />   <br /> Ginger <br /> http://www.gingersoftware.com/ <br /> Google Toolbar <br /> https://support.google.com/toolbar/?hl=en&rd=1 <br />
  • Graphical mapping <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> XMind <br /> http://www.xmind.net/ <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Freemnd <br /> http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page <br /> Free <br />   <br /> Axon Lite version - complex <br /> http://web.singnet.com.sg/~axon2000/download.htm <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> SimpleMind+ for iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/simplemind+-mind-mapping/id305727658?mt=8 <br /> And on Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modelmakertools.simplemindfree <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Inspiration, MindView, iMindmap, Mindmanager, MindGenius, ClaroIdeas, Spark Learner etc <br /> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_concept_mapping_and_mind_mapping_software <br /> Online <br />   <br /> MindMeister, Gliffy and many others <br /> Http://www.mindmeister.com <br /> http://www.gliffy.com/ <br />
  • Reminders <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> TaskCoach to do lists and reminders <br /> http://www.taskcoach.org/ <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Stickies portable <br /> http://portableapps.com/apps/office/stickies_portable <br /> Free <br />   <br /> VueMinder Calendar <br /> http://www.vueminder.com/ <br /> Rainlendar with alarms http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Aida Reminder and Voice Secretary links online <br /> https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/aida-reminder-voice-reminders/id469446038?mt=8 <br /> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voice.secretary&hl=en <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Calendars as part of the Operating System or Office Suite <br />   <br /> Online <br />   <br /> Remember the Milk <br /> http://www.rememberthemilk.com/ <br />
  • Speech Recognition <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> Simon Listens <br /> http://simon-listens.org/index.php?id=122&L=1 <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Possibly CMU Sphinx in the future! <br /> http://sourceforge.net/projects/cmusphinx/ <br /> Free <br />   <br /> e-Speaking - Using Microsoft&apos;s Speech Engine (for Vista and Windows7) <br /> http://www.e-speaking.com/publish.htm <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Dragon Mobile apps <br /> http://www.nuance.co.uk/for-business/by-solution/mobile-application/index.htm <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Dragon NaturallySpeaking <br /> http://www.nuance.co.uk <br /> Microsoft Windows speech recognition / SpeakQ <br /> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Set-up-Speech-Recognition and http://www.goqsoftware.com/writing-products/speakq/ <br /> Mac Dictation http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5449 <br /> Online <br />   <br /> Google voice search <br /> http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/voicesearch/index-chrome.html <br />
  • Scanning and OCR <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> Tesseract-ocr <br /> http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> TopOCR - still available but now SnapReader <br /> http://topocr.en.softonic.com/ and http://www.topocr.com/topocr.html <br />   <br /> Free <br />   <br /> SimpleOCR <br /> http://www.simpleocr.com/ <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Pixter Scanner OCR (£1.49) for translating <br /> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pixter-scanner-ocr-by-quanticapps/id622615952?mt=8 <br /> Mobile OCR Free https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartmobilesoftware.mobileocrfree&hl=en <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Lite versions come with the scanner <br />   <br /> Online <br />   <br /> Free OCR for limited amounts <br /> http://www.free-ocr.com/ <br />
  • Dictionaries <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> Yadabyte portable dictionary <br /> http://www.yadabyte.com/Yadabyte_Portables.php <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Lingoes Translation and Speech <br /> http://www.pendriveapps.com/lingoes-portable-dictionary/ <br /> Free <br />   <br /> WordWeb Dictionary and Thesaurus <br /> http://wordweb.info/ <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Dictionary! <br /> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary!/id293283136?mt=8 <br /> English Dictionary https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=livio.pack.lang.en_US&hl=en <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Concise Oxford English Dictionary with speech <br /> http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/nav/i/category/academic/language/reference/dictionaries/9780199601097/R/narrow+by+format/cd-rom/n/4294926595.do#.UehYdo21GCk <br /> Online <br />   <br /> Dictionary.com <br /> http://dictionary.reference.com/ <br /> HowJSay <br /> http://www.howjsay.com/ <br />
  • Calculators <br /> Open source <br /> SpeedCrunch <br /> http://speedcrunch.org/en_US/download.html <br /> Portable <br /> Converber Portable <br /> http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/converber_portable <br /> Free <br />   <br /> FRS Talking Calculator <br /> http://fastrabbitsoftware.com/talking_calculator.htm <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Fusion Calculator Lite app <br /> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fusion-calculator-lite/id383549067?mt=8 <br /> Speak n Talk Calculator Lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.speakingcalculator&hl=en <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Premier Talking Calculator <br /> http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/talkingcalculator.html <br /> Online <br />   <br /> Online Calculators <br /> http://www.online-calculators.co.uk/ <br /> Kids Talking Calculator <br /> http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/calculator/ <br />
  • Note taking <br />   <br /> Open source <br />   <br /> Basket Note Pads <br /> http://basket.kde.org/index.php <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Evernote <br /> http://www.evernote.com/ <br /> Free Trial <br />   <br /> IdeaRover <br /> http://www.idearover.com/ <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Evernote <br /> http://www.evernote.com/ <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Microsoft OneNote <br /> http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/onenote/ <br /> Online <br /> Zoho Notebook <br />  http://notebook.zoho.com/nb/login.do?serviceurl=%2Fnb%2Findex.do <br /> Synote that can be used to take notes whilist synchronised with audio files and videos. <br /> http://www.synote.org/synote/ <br />
  • Open source <br />   <br /> JabRef <br /> http://jabref.sourceforge.net/ <br /> Portable <br />   <br /> Zotero with Portable Firefox <br /> http://www.zotero.org/ <br /> Free <br />   <br /> Zotero with Firefox <br /> http://www.zotero.org/ <br /> Mobile phone <br />   <br /> Mendeley Lite <br /> http://www.mendeley.com/ <br /> Commercial <br />   <br /> Reference Manager <br /> http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/refman/reference <br /> Online <br />   <br /> CiteULike <br /> http://www.citeulike.org/ <br />

Free, Open Source and Portable Technologies Free, Open Source and Portable Technologies Presentation Transcript

  • Free, Open Source and Portable Technologies Are we really going free range? E.A. Draffan
  • Overview • Options • Commercial • Free and Open Source Need to think about the • Delivery System • Study Strategies a combination?
  • mi ng olo g hn eT ec ea s is tiv str As in Ma ies Many Facets of Assistive Technology
  • Think Strategy be STREET wise! James, A. and Draffan E.A (2013)
  • Types of Technology Each example given is one of many! All are different! Think strategy – find the tools • • • • • Text to speech Spell checking Graphical mapping Reminders Speech Recognition • • • • • Scanning and OCR Dictionaries Calculators Note taking References
  • Text to Speech
  • Spell checking
  • Graphical mapping
  • Reminders
  • Speech Recognition
  • Scanning and OCR
  • Dictionaries
  • Calculators
  • Note taking
  • References
  • Thank You E.A. Draffan WAIS Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. Mobile 07976 289103 E-mail: ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/