Assistive Technology Used by DO-IT Scholars
The following products are used by high school and college students in the DO-IT Scholars program hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle. Note that use of specific equipment and software does not imply product endorsement.
- 2" monitors:
- Screen enlargement software:
- Braille Embosser:
Romeo Attache Pro—Enabling Technologies
- Scan read software:
Open Book—Freedom Scientific
Kurzweil 1000—Kurzweil Educational Systems
- Screen reading software:
- Alternative entry options:
Mouth stick—various manufacturers
Sip and Puff Switch—Enabling Devices
- Alternative pointers:
Joystick, trackball—various manufacturers
HeadMaster—Prentke Romich Company
- Keyboard adaptations:
Switch Click USB—AbleNet
- Scan read software:
Kurzweil 3000—Kurzweil Educational Systems
- Skills enhancement software:
Word processing with spelling and grammar checking—various manufacturers
- Speech output:
- Word Prediction—Don Johnston
- Visual alternatives:
Visual alternative to system sounds for Mac—Apple
Visual alternative to system sounds for Windows—Microsoft
Company Contacts for Hardware and Software Used by DO-IT Scholars
2625 Patton Rd
Roseville, MN 551131-1137
PO Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255
26799 W. Commerce Dr.
Volo, IL 60073
9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005-3300
Kurzweil Educational Systems
17855 N Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75287
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803
854 Greenview Drive
Grand Prarie, TX 75050-2438
Prentke Romich Company
1022 Heyl Road
Wooster, OH 44691
500 Unicorn Park Dr
Woburn, MA 01801
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