Collection: Learning Materials
This booklet summarizes information presented at a workshop sponsored by the Centre for Literacy of Quebec in 2009.
The authors say that while assistive technology can be expensive, many companies make some of their software available free of charge, though they urge everyone to read user agreements very carefully.
The authors give brief descriptions of software that is available free of charge for converting text to speech; scanning and optical character recognition (OCR); organizing and planning; writing and editing; and ease of access. They explain the system requirements for each program and also provide tips for downloading safely.