Assistive Technology @ EIU
The availability of specialized software and technology has provided a range of products suitable for educational accommodations that support reading, writing, and organizational skills.
Following are examples of computer software for individuals who have learning disabilities:
LiveScribe Smart Pen:
SmartPens record both audio and writing – syncing everything you hear and write. Learn more at www.livescribe.com.
Inspiration is a software program developed for students who are visual learners, meaning they learn better when incoming information is presented in a visual format (graphs, diagrams, outlines, etc.). Learn more at www.inspiration.com/Inspiration.
Kurzweil 3000 is powerful literacy software for students and adults who struggle with accessing printed text. It provides support for fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, study skills, and test taking in a single user interface. Learn More at www.kurzweiledu.com.
TextAloud is text to speech software for the Windows PC that converts your text from MS Word Documents, Emails, Web Pages and some PDF Files into natural-sounding speech. Learn more at www.nextup.com/TextAloud.
Natural Reader is free text-to-speech software. Learn More at www.naturalreaders.com.
Dragon Naturally Speaking:
Dragon Naturally Speaking converts speech into text. Learn More at http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm.