Format: Software (Execute)

Resources on accessibility software included in the eGranary, accessibility resources for computer users, assistive technology hardware, and other software included in the eGranary.
  • A Better Mousetrap
    • A very simple application, choose the area you wish to trap the mouse in using the movable and resizable glass window, then press the hotkey combination to lock the pointer in the field. Once an area has been set, the application will retain that setting until either a new area is set, or the application is closed. This will allow the lock to be turned off whilst navigating elsewhere and then with a press of the hotkey combination, the lock can be restored.
  • Adaptive Multimedia Information System (AMIS) DAISY Reader
    • AMIS is a software program that you can use to read DAISY books. It is self-voicing, meaning that no specialized screen-reading software is needed in order for it to be used by visually impaired people.
  • Bigger Cursors
    • A selection of bigger cursors for anyone who finds the existing cursors too small. Simply download the zip file and extract into the Windows/Cursors folder and you are ready to go.
  • Buttonista
    • Buttonista is an application which resides in the System Tray, and adds sounds to the left and right mouse button click action. Not what would immediately spring to mind as assistive software, this does work well in engaging children and anyone who experiences cognitive problems, by making mouse use fun. The differing sounds help to differentiate between the left and right where there is any left/right confusion. There are 14 sound options, one of which is the ability to select your own wav files. The setup includes two demo sound files in the main application folder, however the options can be located anywhere on your computer. All settings are retained between sessions, and there is also an option to allow Buttonista to start with Windows.
  • Chunky Cursors
    • A selection of chunky cursors for anyone who finds the existing cursors too small. Simply download the zip file and extract into the Windows/Cursors folder and you are ready to go.
  • Edgeless 2
    • Like the original version, this application causes the mouse pointer to wrap around the screen instead of stopping at the edges. It can be configured to start at Windows startup if required. With this version the user can choose to wrap on all sides, just horizontal or just vertical - note to maintain portability, this option must be set for each session. This version is also capable of supporting up to 2 monitors.
  • Fx Toolbar
    • This toolbar is designed as an add in for Micrsoft Word 2007 - please note, this does not work with any other version of Office. the toolbar gives you options to highlight and collect parts of the text into a new document, speak highlighted text, identify confusables, change the case of the selected text and identify if your sentences are overly long.
  • IE Access Max
    • Altering web site font or colour settings for Internet Explorer can take between 6 and 8 clicks to set up. The options are located across 3 different pages on the Internet options dialog. Changing the settings can be quite difficult if you either don't know where they are, or you have forgotten the steps involved. IE Access Max places all the accessibility options on a single page interface, allowing quick, easy and straight-forward access to the different settings. Simply open the application, make your selections, click the Apply button and itís all done.
  • Key Counter
    • This package counts the number of key depressions, and can be set to suggest breaks are taken after a set number are carried out. This application does not log keystrokes, and provides no reporting facilities. By hovering over the taskbar icon, you can quickly view the total of keypresses to date and for today.
  • KeyState
    • Pretty straight forward this one. KeyState sits in your sysytem tray and pops a message in the top centre of the screen if the Caps Lock or Num Lock is on. Right click the KeyState icon in the system tray to open the Exit option.
  • mmFollow
    • mmFollow quite simply adds a cartoon character to the mouse cursor. It ensures rapid location of the pointer, and obviously adds a little fun to using the computer. In use, the application adds an icon to the Windows Taskbar area. By right clicking on this icon, you can vary the character.
  • MouseTrap
    • A very simple tool which confines the mouse pointer to a single screen on multi monitor systems. Simply unzip the file anywhere, and run it when required. Once running, ALT+Z traps the mouse in the monitor where the pointer is currently located, ALT+X releases the pointer and ALT+C exits the application.
  • Spr-Ot
    • Spr-Ot, or spreadsheet slot uses the lessons learned in creating and improving Vu-Bar to prvide a tool for use primarily with spreadsheet applications. The bar can be flipped between vertical and horizontal use, moved, hidden and restored by either the menu or keyboard shortcuts. The bar can also be adjusted for height and width and locked onto the mouse for quick and easy movement. To use the mouse, simply click and hold to drag or right click for the menu.
  • The Colour Is ...
    • Pass your mouse over any point on the screen and The Colour Is ... will tell you the Hexadecimal and Decimal values of the colour, plus it will break down the red, green and blue components of the colour. This may be useful for designers and may also be of assistance to anyone who experiences colour spectrum problems. To make the identification of the point easier, the small visual at the lower right can be magnified up to 4x.
  • Thunder Screen Reader - English
    • An executable software file of the Thunder Screen Reader software in English.
  • Thunder Screen Reader - French
    • An executable software file of the Thunder Screen Reader software in French.
  • Typoscope
    • A Typoscope is a reading guide which has a cut-out section, to reduce glare and the amount of text visible for reading, making it easier to focus on a line of text. This version of TypoScope also incorporates a colour underlay in the cut out area, so if colour shading is helpful, this can be turned on or off. Use either the mouse to drag the cut-out (click and hold the left button on the cut-out) or use the hotkeys detailed in the Help file.