For the Classroom
How it works
Benefits for students
Commands do the following:
- Read or spell a word
- Read a line or full text
- Announce location of computer cursor or focused item
- Locate text in a certain color
- Read pre-designated parts of screen on demand
- Read high-lighted text
- Identify active choice in a menu
- Use spell check
- Read spreadsheet cells
Useful for the following Disabilities
- Visually impaired with some functional vision
How it works
Benefits for Students
- Enlarges text
- Inverts colors from black-on-white to white-on-black to reduce glare
- Smooths blocky text to make more recognizable when enlarged
- Customizes cursor, such as circling to help locate it on the screen
- Provides different magnification modes: full screen, lens mode, and fixed
- Comes packaged with screen reader sometimes, allowing info. to be read aloud
My Experiences with Assistive Technology
"Magnification Programs for the Computer Screen." - American Foundation for the Blind. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. <http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/assistive-technology/magnification-programs-for-the-computer-screen/1235>.
"Screen Magnification Systems." - Browse by Category. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. <http://www.afb.org/prodBrowseCatResults.asp?CatID=39.>.
"Screen Readers." - Browse by Category. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. <https://www.afb.org/ProdBrowseCatResults.asp?CatID=49>.
"What Is a Screen Reader?" Humanising Technology Blog RSS. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. <http://www.nomensa.com/blog/2005/what-is-a-screen-reader/>.