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Dolphin Supernova Magnification Pen Drive

Supernova offers full screen reading in Braille and speech with integrated magnification facility for users with a visual impairment. Allows easy access to supported Windows applications, the Internet and email.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 

Dragon NaturallySpeaking offers a voice input system for users who have difficulty using the keyboard or mouse. The computer can be controlled by voice, applications can be accessed and documents created by voice.

Dragon Dictate for Macintosh

Dragon Dictate voice recognition software converts spoken words into text in most Macintosh applications.


Inspiration is a tool to assist users to plan, research and complete projects effectively. Integrated diagramming and outlining views and complementary learning capabilities combine to create an essential tool to assist users to visualise and organise their learning.

JAWS Screen Reader

JAWS screen reader works in conjunction with Microsoft Windows to provide access to software packages, the internet and email for users with visual impairments. It provides output via speech or refreshable braille displays for braille users.

Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 Optical Character Recognition software enables printed or electronic text to be made available via speech. It offers document creation and editing and includes study skills capabilities for note taking, summarising and outlining text. Files can be sent to braille note takers, embossers and MP3 players.

Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh

A reading, writing and learning software package for Macintosh users. It offers facilities to mark main ideas, extract outlines, create voice notes and add annotations. Integrated tools such as dictionary, synonyms, syllables, word prediction and audible spell checking facilitate effective reading and writing.

MindView For Mac or PC

MindView is a business level product allowing you to brainstorm, organise and present concepts and ideas. It's compatibility with MS Office increases productivity and efficiency. It includes Project Management tools such as timelines and Gantt Charts.

TextHelp Read & Write

Read & Write offers a comprehensive support package for users with literacy or learning difficulties. Speech feedback, speaking phonetic spellcheck and audible homophone support combined with speech input and scanning from paper offer a 'one stop solution' for reading and writing needs.

Zoomtext Magnifier/Reader 

Offers screen magnification with a range of visual options and speech output.