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    Assistive Technology in the Workplace

    This NDCO (Gary Kerridge) developed booklet provides information about technology that can be used in the workplace by people with disability.

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    Assistive Technology: All Things Ergo

    All Things Ergo is a great information source  that describes features of different ergonomic keyboards and mice as well as offering product reviews.

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    Assistive Technology: Big Keys LX

    BigKeys LX is a standard size keyboard with 60 2.5cm (1”) square keys, providing all essential key functions. With the large key tops and high contrast black on white lettering the keys are much easier to see and press. BigKeys LX is for users who need the full 97-character keyset for advanced word processing, spreadsheet work, and Internet access – but who require large keys in order to locate and operate keys on a keyboard.

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    Assistive Technology: Control your PC with your smartphone

    There are a range of apps which can be used on smartphones to control various programs on a computer. For example a student could control a video or audio playback from their computer, while laying down and using their smartphone.

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    Assistive Technology: DAISY playback tools

    A number of software packages that read DAISY (Digital Accessible Information SYstem) format.

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    Assistive Technology: Ergonomics Now

    Ergonomics Now provide ergonomic office solutions, such as sit to stand desk options and ergonomic keyboards & mice.

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    Assistive Technology: Eyegaze Edge

    The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can generate speech either by typing a message or selecting pre-programmed phrases. Eyegaze Edge Systems are being used to write books, attend school and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities all over the world.

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    Assistive Technology: Freedomscientific - MAGic

    MAGic is a screen magnification and screen reading solution for low vision computer users. MAGic can help users work more efficiently with business applications, documents, email, navigating the Internet, and engaging in social networking.

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    Assistive Technology: GTCalc Graphing Talking Calculator Software

    GTCalc has four levels of magnification and the ability to zoom in and out and turn speech on and off.
    GTCalc has the following modes: Calculate, Rational, Finance, Functions, Graph, Set Axes and Set Colour Scheme.

    With GT Calc you also have the ability to set the colour scheme to High Contrast White or High Contrast Black, and also set the color of the Desktop, Windows and Text for all screens other than the Graph screen.
    GTCalc also comes with an on-screen Help function.

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    Assistive Technology: Humanware

    Humanware is focused on enhancing the lives of people with visual and learning disabilities, they provide intuitive, intelligent solutions that enable their customers to participate effectively in today's information intensive and highly mobile society. Products available include: BrailleNote, Victor Reader Stream, ReadIt Air, ZoomText, Prodigi Electronic Magnifier and Brailliant.