Websites and Softwares for Physically Challenged

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JAWS is a screen reading software which is accessible with most of the windows applications like MS Office, Internet, etc. This software helps Visually Challenged employees to work in BPO’s, corporate sector as Managers, Software Engineers, etc.
www.freedomscientific.com

Visit the JFW Lite Home Page. You will find many programs and helpful hints related with JAWS and related software’s.
www.jfwlite.com

Fine reader and Kurzweil are two most popular Optical Character Recognition softwares which help to scan the printed text materials and convert it into editable text which can be read by using screen readers like JAWS.
Website for ABBYY Fine reader (OCR)
www.abbyy.com
Kurzweil (OCR)
www.kurzweiledu.com

Skype is a messenger through which you can send SMS message, text chatting, voice chatting from PC to PC, online conference calling. You can even make PC to phone call all over the world for a very cheep price. This can be very handy for Visually Challenged to take online classes from any where in the world. You can download this free software from the link given below
www.skype.com

Blind Cool Tech is a podcast that brings a huge collection of downloadable files that discusses on visually challenged life, Music, detail demonstration of latest technology by experts and many more.
www.blindcooltech.com

Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 lets your PC write down what you say whether you’re dictating a memo, voice commands for hands free computer operating, or instant messaging. It's a boon for those who cannot use their hands to operate computer. They claim that this speech to text software gives around 98% accuracy.
www.nuance.com

eyeway.org - This site provides comprehensive solutions for blind people and there families like parental advice, products, Career, Acts and Policies, communication, interviews of grate achievers, News on disability and many more. They also produce the radio programme Eyeway Ye Hai Roshni Ka Karwan, and run a very active Eyeway helpdesk (+91-11-460 70 380-Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm)
www.eyeway.org

nuance.com - They are the makers of very popular software called Talks. The software runs on many models including series 60, series 90, etc.
www.nuance.com

Code factory the makers of mobile speak. They develop a screen reading software for series 60 mobiles and windows based PDA's
www.codefactory.es/mobile_speak/mspeak.htm

Living blind is an online community of blind people sharing ideas to create a friendly and informative site. It contains articles about every day living, from finding a job to what to wear to the interview, from relationships to parenting, from canes to guide dogs!
www.livingblind.com

Blind programming site - Here you will find info about jaws, a section for useful files, and many good tutorials about programming languages like c, c++ and other languages. They have an active mailing list of blind programmers as well.
www.blindprogramming.com

Math Trax is a software developed by NASA that generates text, sound and visual representations of graphs found in both math and science applications. Visually challenged computer users who are interested in space research, Mathematics, Science, etc access these alternative text and sound descriptions through the use of a screen reader and standard computer speakers. You can download this software from
http://prime.jsc.nasa.gov/mde/

Talks users, this site has some manuals for mobile phones,
talksusers.com

Blindsea.com this site gives info about software’s that are accessible using mobile speak or talks. It has a free dictionary also
www.blindsea.com

accessibleprograms.com - Here you will find some tools and information on JAWS scripts that enhance the accessibility of popular programs, Accessible websites and softwares designed to work well with screen readers and many tutorials.
www.accessibleprograms.com

The proverbial white stick or cane used by so many blind and partially sighted people offers assistance to whoever uses it. The tool may give a visually impaired person the confidence to go out and about by themselves. It offers guidance to any visually impaired web user to give them the ability to go out and try something new in the information technology world.
www.whitestick.co.uk

Dinesh Kaushal a Visually Challenged software developer
You can read reviews of softwares and many interesting articles.
http://dineshkaushal.blogspot.com

An ever expanding website that contains a valuable source of information, free e books, fun sites, useful blogs, softwares, which will keep you updated
www.ashishrohtagi.org

Number of useful stuffs available including
useful articles, tips for independent living, legal issues regarding disables, free e-books, free audios, computer tips, tricks and tutorials, material for competitive exams, success stories, other utilities and lots more.
http://prateekagarwal.webs.com

Visit this very useful site for scripts and podcasts
http://aruni100.googlepages.com

Try the free training courses, visit the reference cards, check out their upcoming live, voice-chat, courses, and experience the future of Access Technology Training... at its finest. You can also download some free tutorials.
www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com

accesswatch.info - here you can find reviews of some speech friendly programs. You can buy scripts and some free scripts are also available,
www.accesswatch.info