[Athen] Replacing Assistive Tech Products

Karen Latimer klatimer at udel.edu
Mon Apr 13 11:29:55 PDT 2020

LipSurf, a chrome extension seems to work very well in the chrome settings
including control of some of the functions. I've been trying the free
version and find it works fairly well.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 11:48 AM Robert Spangler <rspangler1 at udayton.edu>

> Hello everyone:


> Unfortunately, as a result of recent events, our leadership at UD is

> asking which AT products are we able to cancel for the 2020-21 academic

> year. I am writing here to seek suggestions for free or lower-cost

> alternatives. These products include:

> Read and Write - I know that there are free text-to-speech alternatives

> available. Can anyone recommend some for me to try? What would I lose

> from Read and Write if I decided to opt for a free or low-cost solution?


> Dragon - This one I feel will be harder to replace, but I'm looking for

> opinions. I've already begun teaching my Mac students how to use the

> built-in Mac Dictation, which is pretty good. Also, Nuance no longer

> supports MacOS. Windows is a problem, however. Last time I checked,

> Windows dictation didn't even come close to being as accurate as Dragon.

> So again, any thoughts on this are welcome.


> Thanks,

> Robert



> --

> • OLR will be available via phone and email Mon-Fri from 8:30 AM - 4:30

> PM. The office in Roesch 023 will not be open until further notice.

> • Appointments for Disability Services, accommodations, and Voluntary

> Medical Withdrawals will be conducted via telephone. To schedule, call

> 937-229-2066.

> • Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Tutoring, and the

> Write Place will be accessible remotely.

> • For instructions and current OLR updates, visit go.udayton.edu/learning



> Robert Spangler

> Disability Services Technical Support Specialist

> rspangler1 at udayton.edu

> Office of Learning Resources (OLR) - RL 023

> Ryan C. Harris Learning & Teaching Center (LTC)

> University of Dayton | 300 College Park | Dayton, Ohio 45469-1302

> Phone: 937-229-2066

> Fax: 937-229-3270

> Ohio Relay: 711 (available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing)

> Web Site: http://go.udayton.edu/learning


> _______________________________________________

> athen-list mailing list

> athen-list at mailman12.u.washington.edu

> http://mailman12.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/athen-list


*Karen Latimer, ATP*
*Assistive Technology Specialist*
*Delaware Assistive Technology ​Initiative *
*Center for Disabilities Studies*
*461 Wyoming Rd. *
*Newark, DE 19716*
*www.udel.edu/cds* <http://www.udel.edu/cds>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman12.u.washington.edu/pipermail/athen-list/attachments/20200413/48d43f40/attachment.html>

More information about the athen-list mailing list