Sign Language View is a meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac, and web. Sign Language View allows users to prioritize up to two other signers’ video streams for placement on center stage. With Sign Language View enabled, designated signers stay visible on the center stage as long as their video is turned on. … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Sign Language View
The VIBOXO test rig converts sounds into vibrations and visual colours. The user can put their hands or feet on the pad to feel the vibrations, while on-screen the vibrations are converted into visual colours. For people who are deaf, deafblind and everyone else it can teach musical timing for dancing, ISL/tactile signing and singing.… Continue reading Viboxo Sound Senses system (VSSS)
The NVDA Screen Reader from NV Access is a free program available on any PC that can run Windows. They believe in accessibility for all and have made this available in multiple languages and can be carried on a USB stick for easy use. NVDA works with web browsers, such as Google Chrome, can email clients,… Continue reading NVDA Screen Reader
VoiceOver is a screen reader built into Apple Inc.’s macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iPod operating systems. Using VoiceOver, the user can access their Macintosh or iOS device based on spoken descriptions and, in the case of the Mac, the keyboard. With Apple’s newest update with the introduction of iOS 14, the VoiceOver technology that translates on-screen text into speech has evolved to include VoiceOver Recognition. This new update allows for… Continue reading VoiceOver – iPhone
Sense is a UK charity that provides support to everyone with complex disabilities and people who are deafblind. Their technology section provides access to computing aids, entertainment and virtual assistants, mobile technology, and alternative and augmentative communication.
Widgit is a website with visual resources that can be downloaded, some of which are free. They also sell communication software. Widgets products use symbols to support text. These symbols help people read, understand and communicate. Their software can be used to create visual supports like documents, flashcards or timetables. Widgit Online allows users to… Continue reading Widgit
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free, open-source, portable screen reader for Microsoft Windows. It is light-weight, easy to configure and both functional and powerful.
JAWS, Job Access With Speech, from Freedom Scientific, is a popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. You will be able to navigate the Internet, write… Continue reading JAWS