Third-Party Solutions for OS X

Hearing

CPC Computer Prompting and Captioning

MacCaption

Lets users perform final caption formatting, positioning, and timing. Learn more

HOVRS.com

Hands On Video Relay Services (HOVRS)

Allows deaf and hard-of-hearing users communicate effectively and naturally with the hearing world through American Sign Language (ASL). HOVRS uses iChat and the Internet to provide an audio/video link to a qualified, certified Video Interpreter (VI) who interprets between the visual language of ASL and the auditory language of a hearing person.

Using the Internet, deaf and hard-of hearing people can use interpretive services to place phone calls at home, in the office, in the classroom, or anywhere they have access to an Internet-connected computer. HOVRS can contact hearing people anywhere through a standard dial-up telephone number. Learn more

VCom 3D

ASL Animations.

Provides multicultural, context-sensitive, 3D animated characters that communicate through body language (including gesture or sign language), facial expression; and lip-synched speech. Learn more

Vision

AssistiveWare

VisioVoice

Provides high-quality, multilingual voices that allow the visually impaired improved access to OS X through its talking interface, selection and document reader, text and image zoom windows, large cursors, and the ability to convert text to iTunes tracks. Learn more

Infovox iVox

Provides high-quality, natural sounding voices in a language of choice for use by any Mac application, including TextEdit, Preview, Mail, Acrobat, and many educational titles. Learn more

Proloquo

Speaks text typed into any application and speaks interface elements below the cursor to improve access for people with low vision. Includes high-quality, natural-sounding voices in a language of choice. Learn more

Benetech

Bookshare.org

Provides access to an online text library. Learn more

Learning Ally

ReadHear by gh

Offers a Daisy 2 Player for OS X for use with books published by Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D). Learn more

Lagente

PinPoint

Provides an image around the cursor to make it more identifiable, especially on large displays. Learn more

SubRosaSoft

Macnifier.

Offers a free utility for magnifying part of your screen. Learn more

Speech

AssistiveWare

Proloquo

Text- and picture-based Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) software for people who cannot speak. Proloquo includes high quality, natural sounding voices in your language of choice. Learn more

SwitchXS

Offering a switch-based computer access solution for people who cannot speak, SwitchXS provides text- and picture-based communication as well as full access to any standard Mac application for switch users. Learn more

LayoutKitchen

A speech panel editor to make custom, picture-based speech and communication panels for Proloquo and SwitchXS. Learn more

Infovox iVox.

Provides high-quality, natural-sounding voices in a language of choice that can be used by any Mac application, including TextEdit, Preview, Mail, Acrobat, and many educational titles. Learn more

Crick Software Inc.

Clicker

A powerful writing and creativity tool designed to motivate and support children as they learn to read and write. Learn more

Clicker Foundations for Reading

Used with Clicker, develops foundational reading skills including phonics and word recognition. Learn more

Don Johnston Inc

Incite!

A collection of original short films to engage every student in the critical thinking process. Learn more

SOLO

A software toolset that builds learning skills in reading, writing, planning, organizing, revising, and editing for students in grades 3 to 12. Learn more

Start-To-Finish Books

A collection of books and supportive audio, computer, and print media for use in reading, language arts, social studies, and science curriculum. Learn more

WordMaker

Offers a systematic approach to teaching phonics. Learn more

Simon S.I.O.

Provides individualized phonics instruction. Learn more

EDUSS

Eduss IMTA English

Tests and evaluates, identifies problem areas, sets learning schedules, and provides step-by-step English instruction. Learn more

Eduss IMTA Phonics

Simplifies English using a color-coded system to teach pronunciation and reading.

Failure Free Reading

Failure Free Reading.

Software- and online-based solutions providing a literacy alternative for at-risk and phonetically deaf students. Learn more

Kurzweil Educational Systems

Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh

Offers reading, writing, and learning software for struggling students. Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh is widely recognized as the most comprehensive and integrated solution for addressing language and literacy difficulties. Learn more

Laureate Learning

Creature Chorus Sterling Edition

Uses animation to teach cause and effect, switch use, visual tracking, discrete pointing and turn-taking. Appropriate for students functioning at age 6 months and older. Learn more

First Categories Sterling Edition.

Designed to help those with disabilities and impairments learn categorization using 60 nouns in 6 categories. Learn more

First Words, First Words II, and First Verbs Sterling Edition

Provides highly structured training of early-developing nouns and verbs. Learn more

Simple Sentence Structure Sterling Edition.

Teaches sentence comprehension and production with subject-verb-object word order. Learn more

Nouns and Sounds Sterling Edition

Teaches auditory awareness and builds critical listening skills. Learn more

Lexia Learning

Lexia Early Reading

Interactive reading program focused on increasing phonological awareness in 4- to 6-year-olds. Learn more

Marblesoft

Single Switch Games 2.

Includes 14 Single Switch games. Learn more

Mayer-Johnson

Boardmaker

Communication and learning tool with over 3000 picture communication symbols in 42 languages. Educators can make classroom schedules, communication boards, reading and writing activities, books, and games. Learn more

Scientific Learning

Fast ForWord Elementary Education Products

Teaches elementary students the literacy skills of reading, listening, and thinking. Learn more

Fast ForWord Middle and High School

Teaches secondary students reading, writing, and thinking literacy skills. Learn more

SunCastle Technology

Picture It

The easiest and fastest teachers’ tool for adding pictures to text. Students struggling to understand print can have successful literacy experiences using picture-supported materials. Learn more

PixWriter 4.0

A writing program combining text, pictures, buttons, and voice output that’s fun for beginning writers, ESL students, and those with autism. Learn more

Simply Science

Ready-to-use science lessons for teaching, learning, and testing students on science concepts using Literacy Support Pictures. Learn more

TextHELP Systems

Read & Write Gold

Provides literacy support when used with other applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases, Internet, and email. Learn more