Thursday, September 17, 2009

Assistive Technology Software Worth Noting

While at the MATN conference in Columbia, MD today, I had the pleasure of listening to Dan Herlihy speak on "Using 21st Century Tools to Promote Teaching, Learning, and Providing Support".
He mentioned two new Web 2.0 tools that I have never heard about before.

i-Lighter is a site that allows you to highlight within an existing webpage. The program can be downloaded as extensions within Internet Explorer or Firefox so that you always have access to the tool. It will also store your highlights online!

The second one is the Non-Visual Desktop Access program. This is a screen reader that allows you to point your cursor to words and have it read out loud to you. The best part of this program is that it's small enough to fit on a flashdrive and run from there! Yippee!

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