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STEMReader aims to deliver a significant step forward in reading aloud maths for those working from functional to advanced levels. For the first time it will enable a broader range of publishers and educators to easily share accessible STEM materials that can be read and understood by all types of user and will aid individuals who want to have maths notation read aloud while they read and write documents.
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This website developed for the Mada Center in Qatar is intended to provide you with an overview of how you can make your assistive technologies suit a wide range of users around the world. It will also provide pointers for the localisation of accessible websites.
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Learn about Accessibility: A series of online materials are provided to teach users about issues surrounding accessibility of websites and software and the importance of considering them when developing online content: Tailored Learning & Assessment: Try the 2 part online course that enables you to see how much you currently know by completing the quiz, so you can then read the learning materials that are relevant to you and attempt the assessment again.
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Go mobile with your synchronised annotated notes: Synote Mobile will meet the important user need to make web-based Open Educational Resources recordings easier to access, search, manage, and exploit for learners, teachers and others.
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ALUIAR Project later named Synote Researcher: ALUIAR (Adaptable and Learnable User Interface for Analysing Recordings) looks at Synote, a tool that is very useful for researchers, in order to improve its usability. Improving the Usability of Synote: The usability of Synote will be improved by making it more adaptable and learnable, which could potentially increase its target audience.
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REALISE your potential: REALISE is a community of people working to develop new technologies that make using the Internet, computers and mobile devices easier for those who encounter barriers to access.Open Innovation: REALISE is ideal for the application of open innovation principle, enabling potential to develop ground breaking and life changing technology solutions.
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This research aims to analyse university students’ handwriting skills using digital pens. The research will build on present day paper and pen evaluations that occur with the use of a stop watch and simple speed of writing tests. By using digital pens it is hoped that it will be possible to analyse the results of individual handwriting skills to not only discover issues that may arise when copying or free writing, but to also provide an insight into specific types of difficulties.
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The goal of this Massive Open Online Course project is to provide education on accessible design in ICT.. This has now been achieved and there is a new free online FutureLearn course starting on Oct 17th 2016 called Digital Accessibility: Enabling Participation in the Information Society". The five weeks will cover: Understanding the concepts of disability, usability and accessibility; creating accessible content; enabling people to communicate on mobile devices; understanding and overcoming barriers to accessing the web and enabling access to daily living technologies. No prior knowledge is required and everyone is welcome. To find out more and sign up, visit Futurelearn
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Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)-Plain Sailing: Easy, navigable and personalisable access to digital information. MyDocStore: Enabling users to produce and navigate digital information independently, anytime, anywhere and in a user-friendly way. This project continued after the initial funding and the 'azzapt app' is the result of the second stage funding.
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The background to this research into the development of a freely available Arabic symbol dictionary is based on the fact that there are very few freely available culturally suitable Arabic pictograms, icons, symbols or other graphical representations of language for use within the Arabic community by those who have a wide range of communication and literacy difficulties.
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Student Centredness Projects: Evaluating existing inclusive technologies across the University of Southampton's student computers, looking at their availability and accessibility. Bringing Inclusive Learning up to Date: Developing further guidance and strategies regarding the use of technologies by students with the need for assistive technologies.
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Aggregating Knowledge: The Accessibility Cloud aims to aggregate all the knowledge about accessibility into a commonly available, linked and searchable resource. Keeping it in Context: Accessibility issues will be categorised into perspectives to keep them in context with their intended use, e.g. pedagogy, technology and disability.
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PicBoard Communication Charts: PicBoard is an innovative symbol based communication software that act as a “low-tech” Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) solution. Helping Communication: PicBoard has also been installed in several hospitals in Ukraine and has been used to help children with cerebral palsy and adults who have had a stroke to communicate effectively.
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GO! Platform: GO! Platform is an interactive communication system in the school, which can take advantage of new web 2.0 technologies like, social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, and other web-based applications. Broader Horizons: This school community platform will allow the share and exchange creative teaching ideas and will give schools an opportunity to promote these ideas and facilities to much wider community.
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The Magnified Screen Reader: Magnifier is an open-source screen magnifier to accompany the NVDA screen-reader, which has been designed for visually-impaired users. Portable and Multi-Functional: Unlike similar tools found in Windows Operating System's, this multiple functionality on a partable and interchangable format, making it practical and easy to use.
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The project will explore the use of metadata to drive the creation, accessibility and commercial availability of digital content to dyslexic school pupils and elderly visually impaired.
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The Portable Accessibility Toolkit: The Access Tools USB Flash drives contains accessibility tools that can run directly from a USB flash drive, making it easier to test software and websites on different platforms. Open Source: It features a fully-accessible a customisable menu system and tools that are free for anyone to download and use.
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Video Monitoring Repository: InStep is a video based evidence creation application that allows you to make a repository of videos that are used for activity-based assessment. Videos of differing times can be looked at to identify the learner's progress. InStep as an Assessment Alternative: InStep may be an ideal alternative, as disabilities or special requirements may render standard assessment criteria inappropriate or impractical.
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