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Assistive Technology - Visual impairment - software* and hardware* Name (supplier): Function: 1. Customised Windows (example) Display Properties, Microsoft Windows (Microsoft) Changes the desktop, short-cut icons, menu bars and scroll bars. 2. Customised mouse pointers and toolbars (examples) Mouse properties, Microsoft Windows (Microsoft) Toolbars, Microsoft Office (Microsoft) Changes the size, colour and/or shape of mouse pointers and the size of toolbars. Microangelo (Impact Software) Design pointers and icons. 3. Screen magnification (examples) ZoomText Xtra Level 1 (Sight and Sound Technology) Enlarges the image on the computer screen. The level and type of magnification can be customised. (ZoomText Xtra Level 2 has magnification, plus supportive synthetic speech). Lunar (Dolphin Computer Access) Enlarges the image on the computer screen. The level and type of magnification can be customised. (Lunar Plus has magnification, plus supportive synthetic speech). Page 1
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Assistive Technology - Visual impairment - software* and hardware* 4. Screen reading (examples) JAWS (Sight and Sound Technology) Converts what is happening on the computer screen into synthesised speech. Hal (Dolphin Computer Access) Converts what is happening on the computer screen into synthesised speech. 5. Optical Character Recognition (example) Kurzweil 1000 (Sight and Sound Technology) Converts the printed word into synthesised speech, via a scanner. 6. Braille translation (example) Duxbury Braille Translator (Sight and Sound Technology) Converts the printed word into Braille, which can then be embossed via a Braille embosser. 7.
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