Assistive Technology Software
(Mac OS X)
Universal Access, Communications and Learning
KeyStrokes is a full-function, advanced on-screen keyboard providing people with physical impairments as well as graphic tablet and touch screen users full access to the computer. KeyStrokes enables a person using a mouse, trackball, head pointer or other mouse emulator such as the HeadMouse® Nano, to type characters into any standard Mac OS X application. For those who can position the pointer, but not click the mouse buttons, the integrated Dwellix™ system-wide dwell-based utility allows mouse button clicks to be entered by simply holding the cursor motionless for an adjustable period of time.
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SwitchXS provides virtually complete access to Mac OS X and all standard Mac applications for people who can only use one or more switches. By using scanning, the software offers full mouse and keyboard emulation. With each click on the switch the user selects an action. What differentiates SwitchXS from switch adapted software is that with SwitchXS the user has full access to the computer and can, with a single switch or with two-switch-step-scanning, surf the web, edit videos in iMovie, compose emails in Mail or write, for example, an essay in Word.
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LayoutKitchen is an editor for SwitchXS™ scan panels,KeyStrokes® keyboards and Proloquo® speech panels. SwitchXS users can use LayoutKitchen to create their own scan panels (sometimes also referred to as scan keyboards) with just those keys, controls and functions they need, thereby greatly enhancing the power and versatility of SwitchXS. KeyStrokes users can use LayoutKitchen to design custom keyboards with images, colors and fonts with a variety of keys and functions. Proloquo users can use LayoutKitchen to create their own speech panels for easy access of commonly used phrases or, when images are used on the buttons, to build communication panels for people who cannot read or write.
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Infovox iVox provides system-wide, natural-sounding, clear and pleasant voices to Mac OS X for blind and vision impaired users, for individuals who need audible feedback or reading support, for language learning and for people who prefer listening to their computer.
The natural-sounding voices can be used in any Mac OS X application that uses speech, such as Apple's VoiceOver screen reader, Safari, Adobe's Acrobat Reader, TextEdit and Preview. InfoVox iVox is included with Proloquo and VisioVoice.
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Proloquo is a multilingual Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution designed to assist people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. To aid those who benefit from combined visual and auditory reinforcement, Proloquo provides speech feedback while typing and the ability to speak what is below the cursor so the user can both see and hear the words.
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