Special Education

Assistive Technology Resources: Tutorials and Tips

Accessible Games | Book Readers | Screen readers | Screen Magnification | Intellikeys tutorials | Other Useful Tools | Microsoft Product Accessibility | Internet Accessiblity | Website Accessibility |

Accessible Games for blind & visually impaired

Access.com external link
All In One games external link
Bavisoft audio games external link
ESP Softworks accessible games external link
Games for the Blind external link
GMA games external link
KChess audible chess game external link
BSC games for the blind external link
7-128 Software external link
Other sources to find games for the Blind external link

Book Readers

Microsoft® Windows®-Based Software:

    VictorReader Soft Bookshare reading tools link free Bookshare Edition by Humanware - sign-up to download reading software
    READ:OutLoud Bookshare reading tools link free Bookshare Edition by Don Johnston - sign-up to download reading software
Software for Macintosh® computers:
    READ:OutLoud Bookshare reading tools link free Bookshare Edition by Don Johnston - sign-up to download reading software
Scanning, Reading and Writing Software:
    OpenBook Bookshare reading tools link by Freedom Scientific - offers a 30-day demo software download
    Kurzweil 1000 Bookshare reading tools link by Cambium Learning Technologies - request a demo software download

Screen Readers

JAWS® by Freedom Scientific - download free Jaws Bookshare reading tools linkdemo

Window-Eyes® - by GW Micro - download a free Window-Eyes external link demo
System Access to Go - Free System Access to Go external link screen reader download program

[Return to Top]

Screen Magnification

Magic keyboard commands external link
Ultra Magnifier external link - Free computer magnifier
VIP Software Guides external link - Guides for screen magnifier users - developed by David Bales
Virtual Magnifying Glass external link - Free screen magnifier for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OSX


Tutorials for Intelltools, Intellipics, & IntelliMathics external link
Intellitools Overlay Maker Tutorials external link

Other Useful Assistive Technology Resources and Information

One Handed Typing external link - Free teaching tool
Texas School for the Blind and VI Assistive Technology external link - Offers information regarding AT for those who are visually impaired
Yakittome external link - 'Yak It To Me' - free online tool to convert text to speech

Microsoft Product Accessiblity Help

Customizing Windows XP external link
Keyboard Commands for Windows Application Products external link
Microsoft text-to-speech package external link
Microsoft Word 2003 external link
Creating powerpoint presentations for Individuals with low vision external link
Accessiblity Tutorials for Microsoft products external link

Internet Accessibility

Setting up Accessiblity for WinXP external link
Setting up Accessiblity for Internet Explorer 6.0 external link
Opera Voice external link
Adjusting Colors and Fonts for your Internet Browser external link

Website Accessibility

Designing more usable websites external link
Web Accessibility: 10 Things you can do to help external link
W3C Accessibility Guidelines external link

[Return to Top]

Last Updated: January 27, 2010