[Athen] Assistive technology plug-ins for Microsoft Word?
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
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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
> - Audio Notes toolbar in Word for Mac which synchronizes typed notes with
> recorded audio
> - WordTalk -- text-to-speech plug-in with highlighting <
> - Ginger Software -- contextual spelling and grammar checker <
> - Ghotit plug-ins for spellcheck, dictionary, and text-to-speech <
> - "Save as DAISY" translator
> Thanks in advance,
> Shelley Haven ATP, RET
> Assistive Technology Consultant
> Shelley at TechPotential.net
> Athen mailing list
> Athen at athenpro.org
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