AccessApps – Free Software

9 03 2009

 AccessApps USB

ACCESSAPPS is an inittiative developed by the Scottish JISC Regional Support Centres in cooperation wit JISC TechDis. It consists of more than 50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications that can be used from a USB memory stick on a computer.

All you have to do is to go to JISC website and download AccessApps to your USB stick. There are three download options: – The Works that includes all the programmes and guides which is a 2Gb download, – Go Lite a 64Mb download containing a selection of most popular apps, and – Pick n Mix  you can choose the applications you want.

Here is a list of  some of the guides and applications on AccessApps:

Guides – AccessApps Help, Accessibility Essentials, Aspire Learning.

Open Office

Planning & Organisation – Freemind -mind-mapping, Hott notes – sticky notes, Sunbird calendar

Reading and Writing Support – AMIS-Daisy reader, DSpeech – text to speech, PowerReader – dyslexia reading support, RapidSet – change font/background, TheSage – dictionary & Thesaurus, Typefaster – typing tutor, VuBar – read text one line at a time

Visual Support – QuickRes – change resoltuion, Sonar – cursor ring, Virtual Magnifying Glass

Accessible Browsers – Mozilla Firefox, WebbIE – text-based browser

Keyboard/Mouse Alternatives – Click-N-Type – virtual keyboard, Dasher, MouseTool – automated clicking

Multimedia Tools – Artweaver – art package, Audacity -record/edit audio, Audiobook Cutter – split mp3 files, GIMP – edit images, UnFREEz – create gif animations, VLC Media Player

Presentation Tools – Camstudio Portable, KompoZer – web editor, Scribus – desktop publishing

Utilities – 7-Ziop Portable – file archiver, ClamWin – anti-virus, Converber – converter, Sumatra – read PDFs, TopOCR – convert images to text

Games – Anagramarama – word puzzle, Jooleem, Othello – board game, Stranded – island adventure, Sudoku

Installable Software – Install Thunder screen reader

JISC website has all the instructions. Very easy to follow.






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