SmartDrive Portable Applications

Balabolka
http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. On-screen text can be saved as WAV, MP3, OGG or WMA files. The program can read clipboard content and load text from DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML files. You can customize font and background colors. Balabolka allows users to alter a voice’s rate and pitch.

Blumind
http://blumind.org/
Blumind is a lightweight and powerful mind mapping tool. A mind mapping tool is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.

Chrome/ChromeVox
http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/more/index.html
http://code.google.com/p/google-axs-chrome/
A fully-accessible a web browser developed by Google.

ClamWin
http://www.clamwin.com/
ClamWin is an Antivirus program for this SmartDrive. In order to use ClamWin, registration is necessary. In order to update the virus database, the PC you are using must be connected to the Internet. Some firewalls might prevent the use of this application.

CleverKeys
http://www.cleverkeys.com/ck.html?p=home
Provides instant access to definitions at Dictionary.com, synonyms at Thesaurus.com, facts at Reference.com and more — from almost all Windows or Mac OS programs, including word processors, Web browsers and most e-mail programs. With CleverKeys, the answers are just a click away.

CLiCk, Speak Fire Fox Extension
http://clickspeak.clcworld.net/
CLiCk, Speak is designed for sighted users who want web-based text-to-speech functionality.  It has a simplified, mouse-driven, interface that is designed to be easy for users familiar with point-and-click graphical user interfaces. In order to use this application, the PC you are using must be connected to the Internet. Some firewalls might prevent the use of this application. Click, Speak includes:

  • An ePub Reader;
  • Personal Preference Settings (BYM);
  • Powerful Spelling/Grammar Checker/Corrector;
  • Links to 162, additional, no-cost-to-the-user, assistive technology applications;
  • Step-by-step math solving resource link; This resource includes Math for Everyone, General Math, Kindergarten – 8th Grade Math, Algebra, Plots & Geometry, Trigonometry & Calculus;
  • 2,400 educational tutorial video link; This resource includes Algebra, Algebra 1 Examples, Algebra I Worked Examples, American Civics, Arithmetic, Banking and Money, Biology, Brain Teasers, Calculus, California Standards Test: Algebra I, California Standards Test: Algebra II, California Standards Test: Geometry, Chemistry, Competition Math, Computer Science, Cosmology and Astronomy, Credit Crisis, Currency, Current Economics, Developmental Math, Developmental Math 2, Differential Equations, Finance, Geithner Plan, Geometry, GMAT Data Sufficiency, GMAT: Problem Solving, History, Linear Algebra, Organic Chemistry, Paulson Bailout, Physics, Pre-algebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Preparation, Singapore Math, Statistics, Trigonometry, Valuation and Investing, Venture Capital and Capital Markets;

Delayed Audio Feedback
http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rarenas/
Delayed Audio Feedback was designed to help people who stutter (PWS). PWS sometimes find that Delayed Audio Feedback (DAF) and/or Frequency Altered Feedback (FAF) software helps them to speak more fluently.

DesktopZoom
http://users.telenet.be/littlegems/MySoft/DesktopZoom/Index.html
DesktopZoom is a magnification program with lots of options including zoom areas around a mouse; zoom a fixed window; zoom the entire desktop; use the mouse wheel or arrow keys to adjust the magnification; follow the caret & menu items; change the colors to grey or inverse the colors, and much more.

DSpeech
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/
DSpeech is a Text To Speech program with Automatic Speech Recognition functionality. It is able to read written text aloud. It can also highlight text as it is being read, and much more.

Fire Vox Fire Fox Extension
http://www.firevox.clcworld.net/
Fire Vox is a screen reader that is specifically designed to read web pages. It is able to identify headings, links, images and and provides navigational assistance.  It also supports reading MathML and CSS speech modules. In order to use this application, the PC you are using must be connected to the Internet. Some firewalls might prevent the use of this application.

LetMeType
http://www.clasohm.com/lmt/en/
LetMeType helps you enter text, regardless of the program you use. Running in the background, it analyzes what you type. After some time it has collected enough information to guess a word after you have typed the first two or three letters. A list of the most probable words is displayed, and you can select one with a single keystroke or just continue typing.

Lightning Express
http://www.xpscreenreader.com/
Lightning Express is a completely free full screen magnifier for PC’s running Windows XP and Vista. It is designed to offer an easily-accessible option for anyone needing screen magnification. In order to use this application, the PC you are using must be connected to the Internet. Some firewalls might prevent the use of this application.

MathTrax
http://prime.jsc.nasa.gov/MathTrax/
MathTrax is a graphing tool for middle school and high school students to graph equations, physics simulations or plot data files. The graphs have descriptions and sound so you can hear and read about the graph. Blind and low vision users can access visual math data and graph or experiment with equations and datasets. This application requires that the computer being used have Java installed.

NaturalReader
http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.htm
Allows you to experience listening to any text on your PC. It can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words with Microsoft voices. Floating bar offers another option for you to listen to text without disturbing your reading on the screen. Change reading voices and speed. A speaker menu and speed control slider is available. Easy to use

NexTalk.Net
http://www.nextalk.net/nextalk62/nextalk.pl?rm=basics
Provides services including, call/accept text calls from any other NexTalk.net user; call a TTY; anyone on a browser can call you; receive “Text Mail” messages that are forwarded to an email address; send or receive Instant Messages with any NexTalk user; and, transfer and conference text calls between NexTalk.net users, You will need to create an account and your computer must be connected to the Internet to use this application. Some firewalls may prevent the use of this application.

NOOK Study
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookstudy/download/index.asp
NOOK Study from Barnes & Noble is a study tool designed for students by students. It is a very powerful ePub application that lets you study smarter, not harder. Features include Finding & Searching, Highlighting & Marking-Up, Taking Notes, Researching Online, Organizing Coursework, Printing & Copy and Exporting Notes to other applications.

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
http://www.nextalk.net/nextalk62/nextalk.pl?rm=learnaboutrelay
NVDA is a screenreader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person.

OpenOffice
http://www.openoffice.org/
OpenOffice is a complete office suite including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database. This application may take several minutes to start running. Please be patient.

PSPad Editor
http://www.pspad.com/
PSPad Editor is an advanced text editor designed to edit (customize) IDEAL Group’s Portable Assistive Technology Software SmartDrive® clc_config.ini file.

Quick Input
http://www.qinput.com/
Quick Input software is used to speed up the typing of frequently repeated words and word combinations in all applications. Using predictive technology Quick Input memorizes data and on each successive input. When letters of a word are entered, a drop-down hint list of words is made available.

SAPI 5 Voices for Windows XP
http://members.aon.at/grxpage/index.htm
Mike and Mary SAPI 5 voices are additional voices for Windows XP PCs (only). This application is not a portable application. It needs to be installed on the PC you are using. Some firewalls might prevent the installation and use of this application.

Scribe Transcription Playback
http://www.nch.com.au/scribe/
Express Scribe is a professional audio player application designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. This transcriber application offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more.

Sonar
http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/assistive.htm
Sonar provides an expanded ring around the mouse pointer for users who have difficulty locating the pointer. It also features the option to vary the color of the Sonar ring.

Speech Profile Manager
http://tinyurl.com/288e8wq
Speech Profile Manager is a utility that enables users to back up and restore speech profiles on the same computer or between different computers. In order for this program to work, the computer you are using must have the appropriate Windows Speech Recognition application installed, active and running.

Tazti for Windows XP
http://www.tazti.com/
Tazti enables you to navigate Facebook & Myspace; control iTunes; search Google, YouTube, etc.; create speech commands; manage bookmarks; surf the internet… All by speaking to your PC. This application is not a portable application. It needs to be installed on the PC you are using. Some firewalls might prevent the installation and use of this application.

Tazti for Windows Vista
http://www.tazti.com/
Tazti enables you to navigate Facebook & Myspace; control iTunes; search Google, YouTube, etc.; create speech commands; manage bookmarks; surf the internet… All by speaking to your PC. This application is not a portable application. It needs to be installed on the PC you are using. Some firewalls might prevent the installation and use of this application.

T-Bar
http://www.dyslexia-test.com/color.html
T-Bar is a software-based color overlay for computer displays. Color overlays are a non-invasive technology that filters out glare, enhances contrast and improves the brain’s ability to process visual information.  It is the only method scientifically proven to, sometimes, successfully correct the processing problems associated with help people with autism and other reading problems.

TeamViewer
http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx
TeamViewer is a remote support application that enables its users to connect to any PC located anywhere in the world. In order to use this application, the PC you are using must be connected to the Internet. Some firewalls might prevent the use of this application.

Voice Notes and E-Mail
http://www.colorpilot.com/voicepilot.html
Voice Notes and E-Mail allows you to create voice notes and e-mails by recording your spoken text and attaching it as compressed .WAV file to your email message, using Outlook or Outlook Express.

Vu-Bar
http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/assistive.htm
A unique piece of software, provides an on-screen, slotted ruler. Useful with dyslexia, when the user skips lines or drops from one line to the next. This version allows the user to select the bar width, 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of screen width and set the slot height to the required font size.

WordFlashReader
http://wordflashreader.sourceforge.net/
Word Flash Reader is a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) program that makes on-screen reading easy. WordFlashReader works by flashing each word of the text sequentially on the screen (pausing for punctuation). This way of reading causes less strain on the eyes. After a little practice you may discover that you can read at multiple times the speed you normally do.

Windows Speech Recognition Macros Tool
http://tinyurl.com/yfmwb5d
This Windows Speech Recognition Macros Tool extends the usefulness of the speech recognition capabilities in Windows Vista. This application is not a portable application. It needs to be installed on the PC you are using. Some firewalls might prevent the installation and use of this application.

Zac Browser
http://www.zacbrowser.com/
Zac Browser is the first Internet browser developed specifically for children living with variants of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder. In order to use this application, the PC you are using must be connected to the Internet. Some firewalls might prevent the use of this application. Important: Some antivirus software is signaling a “false positive” warning for this application. However, Zac Browser and/or kzmouse.exe are totally safe (no spyware, adware or viruses). Please see: http://tinyurl.com/244mdxv

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