[Athen] Question about Aspen Law StudyDesk Software

Jeffrey Dell jeffreydell99 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 13:04:55 PDT 2010

If the student uses Windows Natural Reader should work for reading
anything you can highlight. If the student is using Mac the TTS
feature should work. Both are free and easy to use. This is out the
window if the student wants to use the study tools available in
Kurzweil. In that case Ron's suggestion is your best bet.
I've got some basic directions for Natural Reader and Mac's TTS at the
links below.

On 4/20/10, Robert Beach <rbeach at kckcc.edu> wrote:

> Dave,


> Do you have access to a copy of Read&Write? It may work better in this

> situation than K3000. Then again, maybe not. <grin> It may be worth a try

> since R&W is not really difficult to learn as far as the reading tools go.



> Robert Lee Beach

> Assistive Technology Specialist

> Kansas City Kansas Community College

> 7250 State Avenue

> Kansas City, KS 66112

> Phone: 913-288-7671

> Fax: 913-288-7678

> E-Mail: rbeach at kckcc.edu


> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On

> Behalf Of Dave M. Thomas

> Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:41 PM

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> Cc: Athen at athenpro.org

> Subject: [Athen] Question about Aspen Law StudyDesk Software


> Good afternoon!


> I need your advice. I work with a law student who uses Kurzweil 3000. He

> wants to review some study guides access to which he purchased when he

> bought the textbooks.


> These study guides are only readable using proprietary software made by the

> company, Aspen Law.


> I have downloaded the software (StudyDesk it is called) as well as the 5

> study guides. And I am able to read these using Window-Eyes. However, I

> cannot run a virtual print to render them KESI documents.


> I would like to find a way to make these guides accessible to the student

> but am not sure how or even whether this is possible. The most I can copy

> and paste at a time is about a page and a half and this is far too labor

> intensive given that the total number of pages is going to be roughly 1,000

> (this would be quite a lot of copying and pasting!).


> The URL for the company that makes the "StudyDesk" software and these guides

> is: www.aspenlaw.com<http://www.aspenlaw.com/>


> Please let me know if you have any suggestions or if you have worked through

> a similar problem.


> Thank you!!!


> Dave




> Dave Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist

> University of Denver Disability Services Program

> 2050 E. Evans Ave., Suite #30

> Denver, CO 80208

> dave.m.thomas at studentlife.du.edu<mailto:dave.m.thomas at studentlife.du.edu>

> 303-871-2269 (phone)

> 303-871-3939 (Fax)




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