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  1. Khan Academy has a library of over 3,000 free world-class educational videos - Try some!
  2. Google Unveils Open Source Online Education Software (download, video, and Course Builder Checklist to build your own courses for free listed by PC Magazine) - May be useful to create assistive videos
  3. Beginner Tips - Learn how to use new technologies
  4. Please see Free Educational Technologies Home Page - Check important messages
  5. Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and Free Tools
  6. See extensive list of Free Software below - See alternatives to commercial versions!
  7. iTunes University provides podcasts from free universities around the world - Apple Education: Mobile Learning
  8. The Open Coursework Consortium - Lists free courses from universities around the world
  9. Dorina DAISY Reader - Firefox browser add-on - Discontinued
  10. Text to Voice add-on for Firefox - Read Aloud
  11. Speakingfox Discontinued - but see more Firefox Accessibility Extensions
  12. Online Text-to-speech Reader - See other items at RapidTables
  13. Online Talking Dictionarist © - Has online keyboard option
  14. Free Online Translation - Also has Virtual Keyboard
  15. Free online Dictionary with instant English Pronounciation - Via howjsay.com
  16. See Online Talking Calculator and a wide variety of free calculators on Math Page
  17. NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) via free portable platform with audio running Windows - Replaces WebAnywhere
  18. 100 Web Tools For Learning With Disability - Courtesy of CollegeDegree.com
  19. Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia - Tools are listed
  20. Disability Access to Education
  21. Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An Overview - Reading Rocket
  22. List of Technologies for People with Disabilities - EduBirdie.com
  23. Bob Bowman's Special Educational Page - Has important related links

    ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES:

  24. DeafVIDEO.TV - See many selections
  25. Online TTS Service - Speaks many languages - Paralink.com
  26. ImTranslator English Online Translator and TTS voice
  27. ASL Visual Dictionary - See 3-Level Course Vocabulary For Free - Start ASL
  28. Fingerspelling Website
  29. Dr. Bill Vicars' American Sign Language (ASL) Fingerspelling Practice Site
  30. Classifiers in American Sign Language
  31. Free Sign Language Chart and otherresources
  32. Family Guide to Assistive Technology - PDF from PLUK.ORG
  33. The Instant Access Treasure Guide - The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities
  34. What's Assistive Technology - See definitions plus resources
  35. Selected Links to Assistive Technology - See free software and resources - Linda J. Burkhart
  36. Assistive Technology Tools to Meet Student Needs in the Classroom - CTD | Replaces EdLink
  37. Resources - Disability Resource Directory: Resources - Utah Parent Center
  38. Universal Design for Learning Guidelines - For educators, parents, and others to help all students to learn
  39. The Paciello Group™ - See resource section of TPG - Your accessibility partner™
  40. Assistive Technology For Mild Disabilities - Teachingonline.net
  41. Augmentative/Alternative Communication links from AAC Intervention.com
  42. Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities -Via DO-IT
  43. The International Dyslexia Association
  44. *Adaptive Technology Resource Page (extensive list) - WCICIL Archive
  45. Accessibility Tutorials for Microsoft Products (for students with disabilities)
  46. Disaster Tips for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  47. Software & Assistive Technology - Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
  48. Technology for Students Who are Visually Impaired Collection - Table of Contents
  49. DeafHealth - Provides clear and concise health education in American Sign Language to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community
  50. The Center for Accessible Technology in Sign programs (CATS) - Also see:
  51. Texas Math Sign Language Dictionary
  52. Online ASL Translator - ASL Fingerspelling
  53. SignWriting Software Online and Downloads - Some are free
  54. Lifeprint.com has ASL Dictionary and lessons
  55. ASL-STEM Forum - Enabling American Sign Language to grow in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  56. YAKiToMe! Free Text to Speech - Online service
  57. Kids Read 2 Kids - helps kids with Dyslexia or other learning disabilities to access classic literature - Also see important resources here
  58. Fire Vox - is an open source, talking browser extension for Firefox - May need older Firefox version from below
  59. How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability
  60. Using Technology for Reading | American Foundation for the Blind
  61. Public Health Corps - See Resource Section
  62. Free and Discount coupons for People with Disabilities - CouponChief.com
  63. Dyslexia.com Home Page
  64. Hands and Wrists: Learning American Sign Language
  65. Resources Links - Dyslexic & Learning - Dyslexia.com
  66. Assistive Technology Glossary - Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)
  67. Awesome Assistivetech - A curated list of awesome resources
  68. My Technology Handbook - Based on the experiences of people with disabilities - SABE
  69. Assistive Technology In Cars - Sellmax.com

    RELATED FREE SOFTWARE AND TOOLS:

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    SCREEN READERS:

  70. NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system - Many free voices (more human than robotic) may be added
  71. 10 Free Screen Readers for Blind-Visually Impaired Users - Usability Geek
  72. Screen Readers List - Disabled World
  73. WebbIE Web Browser - Browse the web using only text
  74. IBM Homepage Reader - Archived copy - Also get ViaVoice for free
  75. Home page for Screen Access For All projects
  76. Free screen reader (System Access to Go) - Windows only
  77. Thunder Screen Reader

  78. AMIS is free open source DAISY playback software
  79. Free Visual Brailler - APH
  80. Free TAB Player for DAISY format
  81. Software Playback Tools - See details at DAISY Consortium
  82. List of open source software packages - See Assistive Technology Section at Wikipedia
  83. EduApps consist of many outstanding free software collections for students, teachers, and lecturers - These fit on to USB thumb drives and many are assistive in nature
  84. Dictation Bridge - Use a free, libre, open source dictation solution it can use with the screen reader of its choice.
  85. Braille-s Software download - SourceForge.net
  86. Natural Reader - See Free version
  87. Free Access Tools - See free and open source software here!
  88. Free assistive technology - Assistive Technology Apps for LD, Dyslexia and ADHD - Courtesy of LDRFA
  89. ASLLA free (Open Source) American Sign Language Learning Aid - Dictionary and Fingerspell programs
  90. CatSoft - Free resources with the deaf learner in mind - Georgia Institute of Technology
  91. Free braille editor and fonts (Duxbury)
  92. Downloading and installing Edgar - Braille system
  93. Top 7 Free PDF to Speech Converters to Read PDF Aloud - Wondershare PDFelement
  94. Free Software - Focus on assistive facilities: programs are for Macintosh computers only
  95. Free Virual Manipulatives - Apps via MLC
  96. Dragon Anywhere - App via itunes
  97. Best Dictation Voice Recognition Software - Fitsmallbusiness
  98. TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser
  99. Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology for Everyone - CLASS Disability Resources - Augsburg University
  100. Free Assistive Technology Tools On The Web - Understood.org
  101. The Innovative Educator: Free Assistive Tech Tools Make Learning Accessible to All - Lisa Nielsen
  102. See various open source AT projects - Via Project Possibility
  103. Free and open source assistive software recommendations - Jisc
  104. Assistive Technology Part 2: Chrome Extensions and Apps for Inclusive Education Technology Services
  105. Assistive Technology - Part III
  106. SnapType on the App Store - helps students keep up with their peers in class even when their penmanship holds them back - For iPad or iPhone
  107. 30 of the Best Educational Tools for Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic Learners - Learning Path
  108. SEN Teacher - Assistive Technology Free Software Downloads
  109. Freeware Dictation Pro - Let your talking do the typing
  110. SayPad - A freeware talking text editor that can read a good book to you - 8.2MB
  111. Wordtalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word (can save audio files)
  112. Verbose - Free text-to-speech program for Windows (saves to MP3)
  113. The vOICe for Windows - Synthetic Vision Software for the Blind - Free
  114. Communication Aids - Part of ALS Links (free TTS programs among pay versions) via E-triloquist - cites mobile version:
    • Talk Now - Free Android phone TTS App that vocalizes messages from pre-stored categories & more
  115. Talking Calc 1.0 - John Kapili
  116. Free Click-N-Type On-Screen Virtual Keyboard for accessibility - By Lake Software
  117. ClickAid On-screen Mouse Helper By Polital Enterprises
  118. OpenDyslexic, free open-source typeface
  119. Dyslexia Notepad 5.0 - Free App to Download
  120. Download 4BlindMice 1.4.0.3 for free - A Real Time Screen Reading talking and singing mouse designed to work with your existing screen reader program
  121. Virtual Magnifying Glass - Open source software
  122. logo DesktopZoom - Shows original screen with transparency - value of 0 to 100 percent
  123. Magnifier Home Links - See freeware magnifiers
  124. FREEWARE SECTION has really outstanding FREE software - See text-to-speech items to start

    WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION:

  125. LibGuides Community Site - Use Menu Symbol to find libguides subjects at over 4700 libraries worldwide!
  126. See INDEX for REFERENCES, TECHNOLOGY, etc.
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