Five new AT solutions that you should know about.
As Ferris Bueller said on his day off, ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’ The same could be said for assistive technology. It feels like every few weeks there’s a new app, plug-in or update that, if you blink, you might miss, so every few months we’ll be rounding up the latest offerings in the world of assistive tech.
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To-do list, reminder and calendar apps are all worthy weapons in the battle to stay organised. iShould combines elements of all three tools to create an app and web based organisation solution developed with the dyslexic user in mind.
To Find out more and get the free 30 days trial, go to: http://www.ishould.co.uk/
Medincle Spell Checker is a new plug-in for MS Office that gives its spell-checker a much needed boost when it comes to recognising medical terms. The plug-in helps Medical Personnel see an end to the never ending sea of red underlines and the confusion – of not knowing whether you have made a genuine typo, or if Word is just being a bit wet behind the ears.
To find out more, go to their website: http://www.medincle.com/
Pro-Study is an innovative study tool that collects and organises your research in a single click. It quickly and effortlessly categorises your research topics by grabbing your specifically selected text from websites, PDFs or Word documents and saving them into your personalised colour coded category tabs. It also creates basic references and a bibliography of your research sources.
To Find out more and get the free 30 days trial, go to: www.pro-study.co.uk
Dyslexia Extension is a new browser extension for the Chrome browser. This extension adds extra dyslexia friendly features to the browser.
You can customise the features you’d like to add including:
- The ability to read paragraphs to you while underlining each word
- Replacing white backgrounds with pastel colours for legibility
- Converting the text on a page to one of 10 dyslexia friendly fonts
- It also features an empathy mode which aims to mimic some of the difficulties dyslexics may have when reading webpages. This aims to give other some sense of your experience.
Download the Dyslexia Extension here: http://dyslexiaextension.com/
Samson GO Mic Connect
For anyone already using the Samson GO connect mic to improve the sound quality of recordings in lectures, seminars and meetings. You’ll be please to know Samson have recently released the Samson Go Connect which claims to give even better results, thanks to its advanced noise cancellation and ability to better focus on individual audio sources.
To find out more about the product, go to their website: www.samsontech.com
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