Assistive Technology

Following is a list of links to computer-assisted aids and other devices. Please let us know if we’re missing anything. Help us share your finds with others!

Adaptive Technology Resources

This site provides links to articles and assistive technology resources for people with disabilities.
Assistive Technologies strives to remove the "dis" from disability and encourage each person's ability through the implementation of modern Technologies.
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Assistive Technology Product Reviews

A great site to read reviews on the latest assistive technology devices from actual users.

Assistive Technology Products

MagicCursor 2000 is for people who can't, or don't want to click the mouse button. MagicCursor 2000 performs all the mouse button functions automatically through software. All you need to be able to do is point: MagicCursor automatically takes care of the rest. It is an ideal companion for the Tracker head operated mouse products. Instead of clicking the mouse button, simply dwell over the item you want to select. After a preset amount of time, MagicCursor will automatically perform the click for you. Compatible with Windows Vista,XP, and 2000. For people using a headpointer like Tracker who have difficulty using a standard mouse to supply mouse clicking functions, including individuals with Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and any other disability where the user has little or no control of their hands to use a standard mouse.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the world’s best-selling speech recognition software, gives you everything you need to be more efficient with your PC.
SteadyMouse is free software designed to assist people with hand tremors commonly associated with Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.
For Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista, this popular screen-reader can pronounce American English, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Finnish, French, German, and Italian.
A widely-used screen-reader for Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista that supports speech synthesizers and over Braille displays.
Includes a variety of accessibility features that allows those with vision, hearing and motor skills disabilities to more easily use their Macintosh computer.
Google search with audio component.
A web-based screen reader that enables blind people to access the web from any computer with a sound card.
This 12-cell refreshable braille display can be used to write and read SMS text messages and operate your mobile phone or PDA.
Designed to enhance career opportunities for the visually-impaired by providing fast and flexible access to the wealth of software used by business and professionals.
A text- to-speech file for making books on CD on Macintosh computers by translating text files into audio files that can then be converted to mp3's.
A free text-based UNIX system which works with Emacs that can speak the information on visual screen displays.
Enables you to control your computer, dictate e-mails and letters, and have your computer read documents back to you.
A free text-mode browser with voice-synthesizers and Braille-based technology, Lynx works on diverse platforms including MacIntosh MacLynx, Windows, DOS, UNIX, and VMS.
With speech to iPod-ready iTunes tracks and quick voice access, Proloquo offers a multi-lingual speech and communication system for Mac OS X users who cannot speak.
Helps people with limited vision access Web content more easily.
Provides access to all console programs for Lynx, Pine, and GNU/Linux operating systems.
A 24-cell refreshable Braille display that serves as a Braille terminal for PC screen readers.
Offers English, French, and Spanish versions of its Internet browser for Windows 95, 98, NT, and 2000 that displays on a Braille bar or can be spoken by a speech synthesizer.
Offers magnification, speech and Braille support to give people with visual impairments the ability to access Windows.
A specialized Web browser, suitable for touch-screen systems, with fully integrated Web awareness, assessment and training modules.
Offers people with visual impairments the advantage of speech output.
Offers 2x – 10x screen magnifier amplification for Windows 3.x, 95, 98, NT, Windows 2000, and Vista that can be positioned anywhere on your computer screen.
Level 1 provides 2x – 16x magnification, Level 2 provides synchronized magnification and screen reading. Works with Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000, NT4, 98, 95, and DOS.
A system for scanning books and other printed materials into a computer and then speaks it aloud through a voice synthesizer.
Allows books and text embedded in graphics to be spoken back through a voice synthesizer, including the ability to create MP3 and WAV file as well .brf and .brl Grade 2 Braille formats.
This document reader includes a DEC talk Voice, an OCR reader, a flat bed scanner, a computer, and a screen reader.
This compact machine includes an internal hard disk, flat bed scanner, a text recognition program, and a speech synthesizer.
Scan reading materials and have them read back to you as continuous read, line-by-line, word-by-word, or letter-by-letter. Includes 29 voices in 19 language dialects and 12 major languages.
A free Windows and DOS application that displays a virtual on-screen keyboard for people who cannot type using a physical keyboard.
Use your keyboard as a pointing device to perform computer operations without taking your hands off the keyboard.
Built-in optical overlay-detection, allows the keyboard to detect which overlay is placed on top of the keyboard. Overlays can be changed without commands to the computer thus allowing users to handle a large range of overlays independently.
A virtual on-screen keyboard that allows you to type using a mouse, trackball, head pointer or other mouse emulator to type characters into Macintosh applications.
A free utility for people who can move a mouse but have difficulty clicking the mouse buttons.
Data entry interface driven by a mouse, stylus, or eye-tracker.
Offer keys that are 4 times larger than a typical keyboard and works with both Windows and Macintosh computer.
Windows or Macintosh keyboard with built-in mouse that allows people with disabilities easy access to the Internet, e-mail, and computer programs with a hand-held wand or mouth-stick.
An on-screen keyboard that offers point-and-click typing using pointing devices such as a head pointer, mouse, trackball.
A hands-free mouse for people with carpal tunnel, RSI and other disabilities allowing you to control your computer by simple head movements.
Enables people to use their eyes to operate a computer or telephone.
Combines an eye tracker and a viewer that measure the position of the eye. Users look at a specific word, letter or character in front of their eyes and "type" by holding their gaze until a selection is confirmed by light and sound.
Filtering unintentional movements caused by hand tremor, this device allows for much smoother movement of the cursor for improved accuracy of mouse operation.
Improves mouse control for people with Quadriplegia, CP, MD, MS, ALS, CTS and other disability where lack of hand control does not allow you to use a standard mouse.
Mouse for quadriplegics with all of the functions of a standard 5-button mouse or wheel mouse.
This head pointing device provides full mouse control of computers for persons who cannot use their hands. Compatible with Macintosh, IBM 2 or 3 button serial mouse, or IBM PS/2 mouse.
A hands-free cursor control system for people with ALS, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.
Wireless head-pointing device for Macintosh and Windows includes a "sip-and-puff" switch.
A hands-free mouse alternative that connects to your computer through a USB port allowing precise cursor control through simple head movements.
Computer device takes the place of a mouse for people with little or no hand movement.
This free package for Linux describes simple sensors allowing people with severely limited or involuntary movements to operate a computer.