[Athen] software for AltFormats students

Larry Kiser larry.kiser at sfcollege.edu
Fri Feb 22 12:32:51 PST 2013


We maintain 30 Kurzweil 3000 Web licenses. That allows us to provide students with courtesy copies of K3000 for any computer they have, either PC or Mac. There is also a free Firefly app for the iPad. Kurzweil 3000 will open PDF, Word, RTF, and Powerpoint slides using the Kesi Virtual Printer installed on the computer. Placing materials in the Library (Kurzweil's cloud drive) through the main application students can log in on any computer with K3000 and open documents from the Library. Alternatively they can open a web browser to the Firefly site, log on just as they would with Kurzweil or the iPad Firefly app, and access the documents. A reader tool bar opens up. All provide good navigation and reading support.

Larry Kiser
Counseling Specialist
Disabilities Resource Center, S-233
Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: 352-395-4429
Fax: 352-395-4100

-----Original Message-----
From: Phyllis Petteys [mailto:petteysp at pdx.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:02 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] software for AltFormats students


We are looking into making software available to Alt Formats students that will read PDFs (in the event they are not already using a screen
reader) available for both Mac and PC. I've talked to some of you individually, but if you can weigh in on what you are using I'd appreciate it! Right now we show the students NaturalReaders and/or the reader in Adobe.

Phyllis Petteys
Assistive Technology Center
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union Room 116
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
(503) 725-8395
(503) 725-4103 (fax)

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