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K12 Academics
Information about blindness, aimed at newly blind and their relatives.
http://www.k12academics.com/blind.htm

About Technology

New Audio for Books
Articles and reviews of suppliers of audiobooks and of speech recognition software (and more).
http://www.audioforbooks.com/

Axistive Assistive Technology News Portal
Website providing news and reviews on assistive technology.
http://www.axistive.com/

Grigori Evreinov's Home Page
Many links to items of interest to the blind.
http://www.cs.uta.fi/~grse/GRSE_HomePage6.htm

Change How to Choose Appropriate Adapted Technology
An article by Kelly Pierce on how not to buy something best left in its box.
http://www.empowermentzone.com/atchoice.txt

tiresias.org
Named for a blind prophet of Greek myth, this site offers discussion of the types of gadgets useful for the visually impaired.
http://www.tiresias.org/

VisionTech
Links to discussions and sources of assistive technology for those with vision impairments. Out of Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.visiontech.svrc.vic.edu.au/index.htm



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Printed Book to Speech

Allied Technologies, Inc.
Kurzweil Educational Systems. Scan-and-speech systems for anything printed, or already on the Internet.
http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz1000.aspx

Blind Links
Pages of useful links.
http://www.seidata.com/~marriage/rbadapt.html

The Blind Readers' Page
Links to sites for information sources, adaptive computers, about blindness, organizations, activities, employment, helpful products.
http://blindreaders.info/

Freedom Scientific
Hardware and software for blind, low vision, learning disabilities.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/index.html

Robotron Group: Sensory Tools Division
Reading machines (Pronto and Galileo), to convert printed book into speech. Based in Australia; markets in most of the world.
http://www.sensorytools.com/



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Speaks with Computers

Aroga
Assistive technology for low vision and blind access to computers. Website in English or French.
http://www.aroga.com/

AT&T Natural Voices
A text-to-speech engine, available in several languages.
http://www.naturalvoices.att.com

New NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
A screen reader, free and open-source, for use with MS Windows. Available in several languages.
http://www.nvda-project.org/

Blind Links
Pages of useful links.
http://www.seidata.com/~marriage/rbadapt.html

ByteCool
CoolSpeech, text-to-speech software, and TextSound, text to wav or mp3.
http://www.bytecool.com/

Dolphin Computer Access
Screen enlargers, text reader, speech synthesizer.
http://www.yourdolphin.com/

Freedom Scientific
Hardware and software for blind, low vision, learning disabilities.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/index.html

HumanWare
Braille and voice notetakers, screen readers, more.
http://www.pulsedata.com/

Kafka's Daytime
katieplayer: a DAISY Digital Talking Book (DTB) player for Mac OS X.
http://www.kafkasdaytime.com

Kafka's Daytime
C-Speech: text to audio conversion for Mac OS X.
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NaturalSoft
Software for reading text files.
http://www.naturalreaders.com

NextUp.com
Converts text into voice or MP3. TextAloud, NextUp Talker.
http://www.nextup.com/index.html

ReadPlease Corporation
Text-to-speech software for Windows© based operating systems; several languages available.
http://readplease.com/

Sighted Electronics, Inc.
Braillex notetakers, computer displays, Braille In keyboard.
http://www.sighted.com/

Spacejock Software
Software for various things, including reading ebooks aloud.
http://spacejock.com

Synapse Adaptive
Speech recognition and voice-to-text hardware and software.
http://www.synapseadaptive.com/

TMA Associates
Speech recognition news and critique.
http://www.tmaa.com



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Seeing the Screen or the Page

Artic Annex Main Menu
Ways to make better use of Artic Technology products.
http://www.articanex.ws/

Blind Links
Pages of useful links.
http://www.seidata.com/~marriage/rbadapt.html

Dolphin Computer Access
Screen enlargers, text reader, speech synthesizer.
http://www.yourdolphin.com/

First Street
Products to assist those with low vision, and more.
http://www.firststreetonline.com

Freedom Scientific
Hardware and software for blind, low vision, learning disabilities.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/index.html

LazLight
High performance reading lamp, for those with low vision. Very bright, with dimmer.
http://www.lazlight.com/

Screen Magnifiers
News about vision-impaired issues, discussions of technology and the vision-impaired, links.
http://www.magnifiers.org

National Association for Visually Handicapped
Low Vision Aids, newsletter, links.
http://www.navh.org/

National Braille Press
Non-profit Braille printing and publishing house. Some SF. Astronomy book with tactile illustrations, more.
http://www.nbp.org/

Sighted Electronics, Inc.
Braillex notetakers, computer displays, Braille In keyboard.
http://www.sighted.com/

VideoEye! Corporation
Video camera on adjustable stand, connected to 27-inch monitor, for magnifying pages (or anything else). For those with deteriorating vision.
http://www.videoeye.com



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