[Athen] Assistive technology plug-ins for Microsoft Word?

Heidi Scher hascherdss at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 07:46:43 PDT 2009

Shelley, what a great idea - getting a list of these Word plug-ins pulled
together! I agree that it would be useful for so many of us!
One helpful plug in that I have found and that I suggest often to students
is called the FX Toolbar. (It's a freebie!) Hightlighted text can be
pulled out to create study guides. The other two features that students
like are the ability to identify confusable words and to identify run-on
sentences! Available from www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/assitve.htm. It's at
the very bottom of their web page.
Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.7445 fax
479.575.3646 tdd

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 4:11 AM, Shelley Haven <shelley at techpotential.net>wrote:

> Hi, all!


> I'm looking for plug-ins or add-ons to Microsoft Word (Mac or Windows) that

> provide it with assistive technology capabilities which are ordinarily

> supplied by separate programs. (By "add-on" I mean something which becomes

> an integral part of the Word user interface, like a toolbar, without the

> need to open another program.) The list below is what I have so far. What

> others are you aware of? (I'm sure I'm missing some obvious ones!)


> - Word's built-in Speech toolbar which provides very basic text-to-speech

> playback

> - Audio Notes toolbar in Word for Mac which synchronizes typed notes with

> recorded audio

> - WordTalk -- text-to-speech plug-in with highlighting <

> http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/>

> - Ginger Software -- contextual spelling and grammar checker <

> http://www.gingersoftware.com>

> - Ghotit plug-ins for spellcheck, dictionary, and text-to-speech <

> http://www.ghotit.com>

> - "Save as DAISY" translator


> Thanks in advance,

> Shelley


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