AccessMaths is a geometrical drawing program designed to provide a range of input options for students with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. The program can be operated using the keyboard, mouse, track ball, or Concept Keyboard. The program approaches drawing tasks using geometrical principles. The user defines reference points on the screen, such as the ends of lines or the center points of arcs, and the program automatically draws the shape. The program's drawing tools allow the swi
Blocks In Motion is a perceptual training program designed to offer an opportunity to create animated pictures from shapes and colors for persons with cognitive disabilities. This computer program can help to build a variety of skills: (1) creative thinking; (2) manipulation; (3) cause and effect; (4) problem solving; (5) spatial relations; and (6) analytical thinking. It is constructed with manipulative building blocks (circles, squares, triangles and many others) displayed at the top of the sc
COGS is a problem solving and communication skills training program designed for use by adults with profound cognitive disabilities. Activities are presented through a series of modules designed to facilitate communication between users and caregivers. Modules include Emotions, Spatial Relationships, Choice Restaurant, Lost Keys, and Draw. The modules present real life scenarios in a way that is age-appropriate for adults. With respect for individuality, the modules are designed to stimulate use
Coloring Books is a drawing program designed for use by individuals with developmental or physical disabilities. Designed to be accessed using a mouse, IntelliKeys (see separate entry), or a switch, the program enables the user to select from as few as four and as many as sixteen colors (the number of colors displayed is user-selectable). Selecting a color fills in the designated area on the screen and the name of each color is announced as it is selected. The completed pictures can be printed.
Dazzle is a drawing and painting program designed for use with cognitive and upper extremity disabilities. Customozable to meet the user's needs and accessible by mouse or touch screen, the program features a configurable tool. The program can also be set to create only simple paintings if desired. Feature and effects buttons can also be added to the tool bar for more detailed creations. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers equipped with Windows.
The Draw and Tell Apple application is designed for Occupational Therapists to use with patients age 5 and under during sessions. This application offers the option to record the child’s voice as they’re drawing. The Draw and Tell offers a huge array of colors, pencils, paint brushes, crayons, stamps, and stencils and also plays music (optional) while the child draws.
Facepaint is a simple drawing and reading tutorial program designed for use by young children with physical and cognitive disabilities. This program offers a choice of male or female faces in a selection of four skin colors. Non-readers can build faces by choosing from a selection of features on the screen. Early readers can type in words for their choices and watch the faces build. The faces can be printed or saved to disc. If the computer is equipped with a sound recorder, created faces can be
Fresco is a drawing and graphics program designed for use by children with learning and cognitive disabilities. The program offers a choice of media, including crayons, charcoal, pastels, airbrush, and watercolors, as well as a choice of surfaces from plain paper to a variety of canvases. The program also offers experimenting with symmetry and tiling efects, picture brushes for creative effects, multiple paint palettes, realistic effects, repeating patterns, and realistic stencil effects. Fully
Kaleidoscope 2 is a simple drawing and painting program designed for use by young children with cognitive disabilities. Accessible by mouse, keyboard, or touch screen, the program offers several user levels. At the most basic level, a single mouse click adds color to pictures. At more advanced levels, users can stamp pictures, paint pictures, and create symmetrical kaleidoscope-like pictures. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium or better processor
Kid Pix is a drawing program designed with Ke:nx Easy Overlays in order to provide access for children with physical disabilities who are unable to use a computer keyboard or a mouse. The program features a scanning, speaking highlighter, talking keys and is designed with colorful graphics. OPTIONS: MAC school version and Easy Overlays for alternate keyboard are available.
Kid Pix 2 and Kid Pix Studio are drawing programs designed to create multimedia presentations and animated artwork for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. Students can use the TouchWindow (see separate entry) to access this program which includes a talking alphabet, colorful rubber stamps that can be customized and resized, and a palette of Wacky Brushes. Slide Shows are easy to create, so children of all ages and levels can create multimedia reports, animations with sound effec
The Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Alphabet Set, 52 Pieces is an educational toy designed for children with learning disabilities to play with. Good for letter recognition, matching and stenciling.
My First Colorforms Computer Fun Set is a drawing program designed to let children express themselves visually for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. By placing instantly recognizable, pre-drawn objects on colorful backgrounds, students can create, listen to and interact with their own pictures. The program provides a palette of "stick-ons" from a variety of themes including animals, trees, weather and the alphabet. Students can choose a background, or create their own, and eac
Paint Box is a computer software program that tests the ability of students to recognize primary colors, remember those colors, and identify them by using early reading skills. The software uses a game format and can be played by one or two persons. The program was designed to be used in conjunction with the Matchbox 6 Keyboard (see separate entry) configured with snap-on color keycaps. COMPATIBILITY: For use on the Apple IIGS computer. Paint Box software and Matchbox 6 Keyboard hardware are ava
The Print Shop Deluxe is a drawing and graphics program that allows creation of posters, calendars, banners, newsletters, greeting cards, etc. for individuals with a physical disability. The program is touch screen accessible and is designed to work with TouchWindow (see separate entry). There are over 300 graphics and 30 fully scalable typefaces that print in monochrome or color. The program includes type styles, border designs, background patterns, and a library of pictures and symbols. COMPAT
The Sunflower Paper Craft is a do it yourself activity for children with seasonal affective disorder and upper extremity disabilities to do.
Tool Factory Painter is a drawing and graphics program designed for use by children with learning and cognitive disabilities. The program offers a wide range of colors; special effects such as wash, tint, swirl, and ripple; full control of pen and brush size, shape, and density; adjustable shapes, including rectangle, circle, parallelogram, polygons, and stars; the ability to select regular and irregular areas and a crop-to function; symmetry, color cycling, tiling grid, transparency, and clone;
The Tool Factory Word Processor is a voice output word processor program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities. The program offers full multimedia support, permitting drag-and-drop entry of photographs, drawings, video, and audio that stay where they are placed. Text and graphics can be rotated simply by dragging. A large library of clip art is included. The built-in voice engine speaks text as it is typed and the built-in spell checker provides speech fe
The Tool Factory Word Workshop is a voice output database, word processor program, and spreadsheet program, along with a drawing program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities.The program includes the Tool Factory Word Processor, the Tool Factory Spreadsheet, and the Tool Factory Painter (see separate entries), as well as the Tool Factory Database, Tool Factory Administrator, the Tool Factory Bank Manager, and an E-mailer. The suite uses a consistent inter