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AccessApps

AccessApps
Developer(s) JISC RSC Scotland North & East
Initial release September 14, 2008 (2008-09-14)
Development status Active
Operating system Windows
Available in English
Type Application launcher (utility software)
License Open source
Website http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/accessapps/

AccessApps is an initiative supported by the Jisc Regional Support Centres (RSC) and JISC TechDis. It consists of over 50 open source and freeware Microsoft Windows applications, running from a USB stick. AccessApps provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties.

Contents

  • History 1
  • List of applications 2
    • Guides 2.1
    • Office 2.2
    • Planning and organisation 2.3
    • Multimedia tools 2.4
    • Reading and writing support 2.5
    • Visual support 2.6
    • Keyboard/mouse alternatives 2.7
    • Browsers 2.8
    • Presentation tools 2.9
    • Utilities 2.10
    • Backup/synchronise 2.11
    • Games 2.12
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

  • 14 September 2008 - AccessApps download site launched on JISC RSC Scotland North & East website
  • 28 November 2008 - JISC RSC Scotland North & East awarded Scottish Open Source Education Excellence Award[1]
  • 11 May 2009 - AccessApps incorporated into EduApps
  • 14 May 2009 - AccessApps wins IMS Global Best Accessibility Solution award[2]

List of applications

Guides

  • AccessApps Help
  • Accessibility Essentials - produced by JISC TechDis

Office

  • OpenOffice.org
  • Sunbird - calendar

Planning and organisation

Multimedia tools

Reading and writing support

  • Adaptive Multimedia Information System (AMIS) - DAISY reader
  • DSpeech - text to speech
  • Express Scribe - transcription
  • NVDA - screen reader
  • PowerReader - dyslexia reading support
  • PowerTalk - PowerPoint reader
  • RapidSet - change font/background
  • TheSage - dictionary and thesaurus
  • TypeFaster Accessible - typing tutor

Visual support

Keyboard/mouse alternatives

Browsers

Presentation tools

Utilities

Backup/synchronise

Games

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scottish Open Source software award for AccessApps". JISC. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  2. ^ "AccessApps wins international accolade". JISC. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 

External links

  • AccessApps - Official Site


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