New Products at ATIA Orlando 2009
ABISee's stand alone Stork Reader delivers a new level of simplicity and sophistication to visually impaired people for the most affordable price. Easy as 1,2,3 - place a document, press a button and in a few seconds the text is read and/or magnified. Why pay for something you don’t need?
As a full package Stork has the most advanced features when working with printed text and DAISY, even saving the thickest books without destroying them.
|Assistive Technology for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Assessment
By Ike Presley and Francis Mary D’Andrea
Assistive technology is essential in today's world to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to participate fully in school, work, and life. But how can you keep track of all the devices and software and each one's function? If you’ve asked yourself this question—this comprehensive handbook is the resource you need.
As a leader in the assistive technology field, Ai Squared is pleased to offer the most comprehensive version of ZoomText ever. In addition to the already versatile capabilities of ZoomText, ZoomText 9.18 adds two new revolutionary features: smooth panning, which provides users with a smooth, clean vision experience when working with ZoomText at a large magnification; and built-in scripting support, which puts the power of customizing ZoomText into the hands of the user.
|Assistive Technology Collection
Atomic Learning, provider of Web-based technology training, recently launched a new Assistive Technology training product. The Assistive Technology Collection utilizes Atomic Learning’s tutorial training approach to help Special Education staff, paraprofessionals, parents and others working with assistive technology devices further understand the software, hardware, tools and devices that they may need to utilize on a daily basis. The Assistive Technology Collection includes tutorials on assistive technology devices, specialized software, and accessibility features of common software applications.
Curriculum Companions from Mayer-Johnson are interactive, on-screen activities designed to supplement lessons at the K-2 grade-level. Each Curriculum Companion provides over 18 computer-based activities that support goals in reading, writing, comprehension and application. Activity topics are aligned to meet curriculum and alternative standards for students with disabilities. Each activity also offers different levels of support to students with varying needs and abilities and tracks student performance by providing a student- and teacher- friendly summary report.
|FRS ComLink LT
The new FRS ComLink LT by FRS Custom Solutions represents a breakthrough in power, portability and features not available on any other AAC device. You can access the FRS ComLink LT by touch, scanning, optical head pointing or quickly attach the EyeTech Digital TM3 eye tracking module and control everything with only your eyes! Experience the power to communicate, explore the internet and use Skype phone and video conferencing all while accessing with your eyes!
|SAPPHIRE™ Portable Video Magnifier
Compact and lightweight, the SAPPHIRE magnifies smoothly from 3.4x to 16x on a bright seven-inch LCD display. Its flexible, hinged design allows users to read documents, small print on bottles or jars, and labels on store shelves. Features include freeze frame, 23 color modes, built-in writing stand, four-hour continuous use rechargeable battery, TV connectivity, and a cover that closes to protect both the camera and the display.
|Independent Living Aids||Moshi Voice Controlled Talking Alarm Clock
An amazing, modern styled talking clock that is totally voice controlled. Once you set, through voice commands only, the current time, the alarm time and sound, the sleep sound, and the date, all information can be retrieved just by asking for it. The indoor temperature is announced in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade and it is displayed in different colors corresponding to the temperature. Other features include a night light and choice of electric or battery operation.
Build a story, write a story, and read a story, all in one fun and easy program! Story Builder gets a student involved in creating stories that they can interactively read on the screen, or optionally print. Students create their books by assembling pre-written pages. Not only can the student choose to include a particular page to their book, or skip a particular page, they can also control the path that the story takes.
MagniSight manufactures innovative video magnifiers for the visually impaired. MagniSight’s new Journey is an attractive, one-piece desktop system with a fully adjustable LCD monitor for ideal height and tilt settings. Its versatile design includes a removable camera head assembly making it also portable! With warm-white LED lighting, simple controls, and easy setup, the Journey is among the most user-friendly video magnifiers available today. Ask how the Journey can make a real difference in your journey.
|Read&Write 9 GOLD for Windows
Available January 2009, Version 9 of Read&Write GOLD, award-winning literacy software that makes learning accessible for all students, contains many exciting new features and enhancements including new Texthelp Voices (custom, natural-sounding male/female voices developed specifically for Texthelp for Educational use), Create Lexiflow Talking eBooks, Screen Masking, Online Fact Mapper (graphic organizer), Online Translator and NIMAS Conversion Tool from CAST which is being distributed free of charge with Read&Write GOLD.
WriteTrack is a therapist designed device that can drastically improve handwriting and reading skills, as well as change the way a child feels about schoolwork and homework by addressing commonly seen difficulties with simplicity. WriteTrack is a unique, functional, and affordable device for school-aged children.