[Athen] Assistive technology plug-ins for Microsoft Word?
ea at emptech.info
Thu Aug 20 04:43:19 PDT 2009
I am certainly going to try to collect them all for our LexDis blog and
Emptech but I have noticed the URL for the FX toolbar needs to be
Many, many thanks for all the useful links.
Best wishes E.A.
> 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)
>> provide it with assistive technology capabilities which are ordinarily
>> supplied by separate programs. (By "add-on" I mean something which
>> 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.
>> others are you aware of? (I'm sure I'm missing some obvious ones!)
>> - Word's built-in Speech toolbar which provides very basic
>> - Audio Notes toolbar in Word for Mac which synchronizes typed notes
>> 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
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