AccessApps

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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.

History[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Guides[edit]

  • AccessApps Help
  • Accessibility Essentials - produced by JISC TechDis

Office[edit]

Planning and organisation[edit]

Multimedia tools[edit]

Reading and writing support[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Keyboard/mouse alternatives[edit]

Browsers[edit]

Presentation tools[edit]

Utilities[edit]

Backup/synchronise[edit]

Games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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[edit]