Assistive Technology Training
Reasons to Buy
In the Assistive Technology Training session, we will go through how your chosen AT products can help in specific tasks or work routines and methods. This could be specialist software for employees with visual impairments or dyslexia or hardware such as digital voice recorders and speaking dictionaries.
We will help the individual understand the potential of the technology, demonstrate tips and develop strategies to improve their productivity.
ClaroRead is a simple, easy-to-use and flexible software program that helps you to read, write, study, and increases your confidence. You can read any on-screen text out loud and improve your writing in Microsoft Word. ClaroRead Plus and Pro also lets you read aloud scanned paper books and documents with complete clarity.
SuperNova is available in 4 editions - choose your correct combination of magnification, speech and Braille features, knowing that if your eyesight changes you can switch editions without starting over.
- SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader: Screen magnifier, natural sounding speech and full screen reader with robust refreshable Braille synchronised or used separately. Launch SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader and people who are blind or partially sighted can create beautifully formatted documents, connect with friends via social networks, or plan that next trip.
- SuperNova Screen Reader: Full screen reader with robust refreshable Braille. Launch SuperNova Screen Reader and all text and controls are spoken and Brailled. Includes Intelligent screen reading with natural voices, Dolphin Cursor and robust Braille support.
- SuperNova Magnifier: SuperNova Magnifier's crystal clear magnification enlarges documents and apps up to 60-times. Choose from a range of colour schemes to reduce glare and maximise comfort while reading.
- SuperNova Magnifier & Speech: Screen magnifier, visual highlighting and natural voices for reading documents. Ideal for people who require optional speech to read longer documents.
Dragon Professional Individual
The perfect tool for business, brand new Dragon Pro Individual harnesses all the latest technologies to help you get work done quickly and accurately with clever voice control.
Let Dragon Pro build your confidence in producing perfectly documents, spreadsheets and forms with crystal clear voice recognition. You can teach the software the words and phrases you use the most to minimise corrections and it will even optimise accuracy if you have an accent, or you’re working in a slightly noisy environment.
With Dragon you’ll speed through workloads, using your voice to manage all the business applications you use on a daily basis.
Global AutoCorrect saves you time and helps you to focus on what you're writing by automatically and intelligently correcting your spelling as you type. It works with you in all programs, whether you're on the web, preparing a presentation or writing an email.
MindGenius is a flexible concept and mind mapping program with advanced exporting and formatting functions
MindGenius is a sophisticated mind mapping program which gives you the flexibility to draw a variety of concept maps and then export them to a variety of applications. Its innovative approach of displaying the map, the map explorer (which displays the text outline of your map in a hierarchical tree arrangement) and the notes editor, where you can enter, edit and format notes associated with your map, makes it an ideal tool for both mind mapping or planning essays, projects, presentations or even web pages.
Unlike other mind mapping programs MindGenius enables you to change the layout, spacing and style of your map, with more than 15 different layouts available, including an outline layout. There are also a number of options for attaching files, maps, images and icons to a map. As MindGenius has been designed specifically to integrate with other applications its import export features are very advanced at the click of a button you can convert your map into a Word document or PowerPoint presentation. Options include using your own, pre-designed templates or using your map style, and exporting a graphic of your map, images, icons, attachments and notes.
MindView Workplace AT Suite
MindView Workplace AT Suite is a digital mind mapping tool that allows professionals of all levels visualise ideas, organise thoughts, strategise, make decisions and project manage. Use the modern, intuitive drag-and-drop interface to convert ideas and concepts into organised plans with colour coding, branches and sub-branches, hyperlinks, attached documents and links with SharePoint, Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud platforms for online access anywhere and easy, real-time collaboration.
The professionally designed Word, PowerPoint and Excel templates allow you to export your mind maps into a polished document with just a single click. When gathering research for your mind map, you can use the capture tool to easily copy and paste text and images from websites and documents. Enjoy automatic source citation that pings straight to your bibliography. Other useful features include Dragon integration, report generating, dictation, alarm setting and in-map calculations.
With MindView Workplace AT Suite, your work will be faster, clearer, more organised and you'll find it easier to communicate your vision to your colleagues and clients.
Read&Write is an easy-to-use flexible toolbar containing support features to make reading, writing and research easier for you. The software has been designed to address some of the issues that people with dyslexia face daily, namely reading difficulties, writing difficulties, problems with spelling and general literacy support. The software works discreetly with all mainstream applications, allowing users to learn in an inclusive setting.
Read & Write enables teachers, employers and parents to provide extra support for their students, employees and children who have reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia, or English as an additional language, whilst also encouraging their independent learning.
ZoomText is the world's leading magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired and helps countless individuals across the globe stay employed and in touch with the world.
There are two versions available - ZoomText Magnifier, which will enlarge and enhance everything on your computer screen with perfect clarity, making all of your applications easy to see and use; and ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, which includes all the great features of ZoomText Magnifier, and will additionally read aloud anything on your computer screen. Sit back as email, documents, and web pages are read aloud to you right through your computer's speakers, letting you relax your eyes even more.
Who should be trained in Assistive Technology?
To maximise the benefits of Assisitive Technology, all new users should have training relating to their needs and environment. Existing users may also wish to improve their knoweldge through refresher training.
How many training sessions are recommended?
We recommend for new users that at least 2 sessions are beneficial to get a good understanding of the software, and then link the benefits to their job role or tasks.