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					                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                   Picture   Purchase Information                  Cost         Check-out Info

Positioning Aids

                          Can be used to secure paper for                                                          $2.00 & up,
                           writing.                                                                                  depending     Not available for
Clipboards                                                                      Office Supply stores
                          To further stabilize, shelf liner can be                                                 on quality &   check-out.
                           added to the back surface.                                                                   size



                          Write-on, wipe-off magnetic dry
                           erase board.                                         Ace Hardware
Magnetic Dry Erase                                                              http://www.acehardware.com/produc                  On display in
                          Can be used to practice writing.                                                         $8.95 each
 Board                                                                          t/index.jsp?productId=1859456&CA                   ATRC
                          Use magnetic words/letters to write                  WELAID=300147767
                           directions for student reference.



                          Hold up to 15 sheets at an angle for
                           easy viewing.
                                                                                Amazon                                             Contact AT for a
Page-Ups                  Small size to fit on desk or between                                                     $5.00 & up
                                                                                www.amazon.com                                     free Page-Up
                           computers




                         Each sheet can be run through a laser                  Amazon
Self-Stick Dry Erase     printer, has a full adhesive backing, will
                                                                                http://www.amazon.com/Gowrite-                     On display in
                         stick to wall, door, table, desktop, or                                                    $4.35 each
 Printer Sheets                                                                 Erase-Sheets-Inches-                               ATRC
                         refrigerator. Use for meetings, to-do                  AS8511/dp/B000F8R46A
                         lists, and more.




The ATRC is located at the MPS SSC, 6620 W. Capitol Drive. Phone 438-3623                   − Page 1 −                              Revised: June, 2011
                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                    Cost         Check-out Info
                         A slant board provides a smooth,
                         angled work surface that helps position
                         the wrist for writing. It can be made of
                         plastic, wood, or even cardboard.
                          For reading or writing
                          For right or left-handed users
                                                                               Achievement Products                                 Not available for
                          Angle (20°) provides optimum
                                                                               http://www.achievement-                              check-out.
Slant Board                eye/hand coordination when                                                                  $24.95
                                                                               products.com/Product/ProductDetail.
                           positioning for reading/writing                     aspx?product=539&category=118&                       On display in
                           surfaces                                            CategorySearch=&Brand=&Price=                        ATRC
                          When used at a classroom desk,
                           angled surface is an alternative to
                           chalkboard writing, offering many of
                           the same positional and sensory
                           motor benefits
                          Spring clip holds paper tightly

Tracking Aids
                          4 x 8.5 inch blue color filter blocks               Onion Mountain Technology               $2-$14       Not available
                           an entire area of text                                                                                   for check-out.
Color Filter Frames                                                            www.onionmountaintech.com/categ       Available in
                          Requires less movement on the                       ory.php?cat=&i=94&p=1                 a variety of   On display in the
                           page                                                                                         sizes       ATRC.

                                                                                                                        $3.95
                          Highlight any text and remove the
                           tape without damage to the book or                  Onion Mountain Technology             Available in   Not available
                           paper                                               www.onionmountaintech.com/searc       pink, green,   for check-out.
Highlighter Tape
                                                                               h.php?keyword=highlighter+tape&ty      orange, &
                          Use for highlighting or for color                   pe=SERVER&p=1                            yellow
                                                                                                                                    On display in the
                           coding                                                                                                   ATRC.


                          Magnify map, text or page images                    Onion Mountain Technology                            Not available
                           for visual or attention needs                                                                            for check-out.
Magnifying Bar                                                                 www.onionmountaintech.com/item.p         $5.25
                          Magnifier has a yellow line through                 hp?id=472                                            On display in the
                           the middle to help with tracking                                                                         ATRC.



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                                                     Milwaukee Public Schools
                                               Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                          Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                        Cost          Check-out Info
                                                                                                                             $2.00
                          Flexible reading guide with built-in                Onion Mountain Technology                                 Not available
Reading Helpers            color filter                                        www.onionmountaintech.com/searc            Available in   for check-out.
(color filters)           Valuable for tracking and color                     h.php?keyword=reading+helper&typ           a variety of
                                                                                                                             colors      On display in the
                           overlay needs                                       e=1
                                                                                                                                         ATRC.

                          Bookmark-sized film strip has a
                           black background with 2 clear                                                                     $5.49
                                                                               ABC Stuff
                           windows                                                                                         Set of 12     Not available
                                                                               www2.abcstuff.com/cgi/Web_store/                          for check-out.
Word Windows              Use the small window to isolate a                   web_store.cgi/cart_id=28438.13189           strips for
                           single word                                         &item=MS005&product=&keywords               use with      On display in the
                                                                               =word%20window&exact=yes                     groups       ATRC.
                          Use the large window to isolate a
                           line of text as an aid for tracking

Adapted Writing Utensils
                         Try:                                                  Pocketful of Therapy
                                                                                                                                         On display in
                                                                               http://shoponline.pfot.com/writingcla
                          Pencils of various widths and                       ssroom-ss2.htm
                                                                                                                                         ATRC.
                           shapes.
                                                                               Learning Gear Plus
Pencils                   Pencils with softer lead.                           http://learninggear.stores.yahoo.net/gri
                                                                                                                          $1.00 & up     Ask the
                                                                                                                                         Occupational
                          Pencils with built-in grips.                        ps.html
                                                                                                                                         Therapist
                          Short pencils.                                      Beacon Ridge                                              assigned to your
                                                                               http://catalog.beacon-ridge.com/                          building.


                          Fit on most any pencil, pen, paint-                                                                           On display in
                           brush, or similar writing implement.                Learning Gear Plus                                        ATRC.
Grips                     Helps ease writer's cramp.                          http://learninggear.stores.yahoo.net/gri
                                                                                                                          $<1.00 &
                                                                               ps.html
                          Gently and naturally places user’s                                                               up, in       Ask the
 Variety of styles &       fingers in the correct physiological                                                            quantity      Occupational
 shapes                    position for writing.                               The Wright Stuff                           packages       Therapist
                                                                               http://www.thewright-stuff.com/                           assigned to your
                          Promotes proper gripping, whether                                                                             building.
                           user is right- or left-handed.




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                     Cost        Check-out Info
                        Some pens have grips built-in and can
                        help some kids with fine motor skill
                        problems or writing difficulties.
Adapted Pens                                                                                                                        Samples on
                         It may take a few tries to find the most              Office Supply Stores                      Varies
                                                                                                                                    display in ATRC.
                         comfortable "fit."



                                                                               Beacon Ridge
                                                                               http://www.beacon-ridge.com/
                          A variety of paper with raised lines,               Onion Mountain
Adapted Paper              bold lines, color-coded, or shaded.                                                                      Samples on
                                                                               http://www.onionmountaintech.com          Varies
                                                                                                                                    display in ATRC.
                          Handwriting Without Tears paper.                    Pocketful of Therapy
                                                                               http://shoponline.pfot.com/writingcla
                                                                               ssroom-ss3.htm



                                                                               American Printing House for the
                          Looks like the type all students carry,             Blind
Boldline Spiral            but has bold line paper inside.                     https://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/sto                  On display in
                                                                                                                       $6.00 each
 Notebook                 100 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper,                res/servlet/Product_Boldline%20Spir                  ATRC.
                           with 9/16 inch line space                           al%20Notebook_2451705P_10001_
                                                                               11051




 Lowercase and           Provides tactile practice in letter                   Educational Insights                                 One set
 Uppercase               recognition, letter-sound                                                                     $14.99 per
                                                                               http://www.educationalinsights.com/                  available for
                         correspondence, spelling and word                                                                set
 Alphabet Stamps         building.
                                                                               home.do                                              check-out


Writing Guides




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                                                   Milwaukee Public Schools
                                             Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                        Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                     Cost         Check-out Info


                         A durable plastic mask with apertures                 Independent Living Aids
Plastic Envelope         corresponding to standard 'address to'                                                                      On display in
                                                                               http://www.independentliving.com/pr    $1.49 each
  Writing Guide          and 'address from' areas. Fits standard                                                                     ATRC
                                                                               odinfo.asp?number=291355
                         business size envelope.


Graphic Organizers

                                                                                                                         $69.00
                                                                                                                                     District License
                                   ®
                                                                               Inspiration Software                   single user;
                         Inspiration : language arts, science                                                                        available;
Inspiration®                                                                                                           multi-user
                         and social studies, and support                       http://store.inspiration.com/SearchR                  contact Learning
                                                                                                                        license
                         planning and thinking.                                esults.asp?Cat=56                                     Technologies or
                                                                                                                         pricing
                                                                                                                                     AT department
                                                                                                                       available

                         K-5 learners
                          develops thinking, literacy and                                                               $69.00
                             numeracy skills using visual                                                             single-user;   District License
                             learning                                          Inspiration Software                    multi-user    available;
Kidspiration®             strengthens word recognition,                                                                 license     contact Learning
                                                                               http://store.inspiration.com/SearchR
                             vocabulary, comprehension and                     esults.asp?Cat=21                         pricing     Technologies or
                             written expression.                                                                       available     AT department
                          visual math tools, students build
                             reasoning and problem solving
                             skills.




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                                                   Milwaukee Public Schools
                                             Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                        Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                    Cost        Check-out Info

Personal Vocabulary and Spelling Dictionaries

                         This personal dictionary provides an                  Amazon
                         initial list of 1,200 high-frequency                  http://www.amazon.com/Words-
Advanced Words I         words, including content-area words                   When-Write-Alana-                       $2.98 per   On display in
 Use When I Write        and “spelling demons,” plus plenty of                 Trisler/dp/0838860435/ref=sr_1_1?i       student    ATRC
                         blank lines for new words chosen by                   e=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268069359
                         the student.                                          &sr=8-1


                         Give beginning writers the basic 330
                         words they need to begin writing
Quick-Word                                                                     Curriculum Associates
                         sentences. Each word is introduced by
 Handbook for                                                                  http://www.curriculumassociates.co      $1.49 per   On display in
                         showing it in context of a sentence and
                                                                               m/products/detail.asp?title=qwhandb      student    ATRC
 Beginning Writers       also provides all word forms. Space is
                                                                               ook
                         provided for students to include their
                         own words.


                         Give students the tools they need to
Quick-Word                                                                     Curriculum Associates
                         become better writers. Each handbook
 Handbook for                                                                  http://www.curriculumassociates.co      $1.49 per   On display in
                         contains more than 1,200 frequently
                                                                               m/products/detail.asp?title=qwhandb      student    ATRC
 Everyday Writers        used words and includes space for
                                                                               ook
                         students to write in their own words.


Hand-held Spellers
                          Access to 130,000 words, 300,000
                           definitions, and 500,000 thesaurus
                           entries                                             Franklin
Franklin Speaking         Uses Webster's English Dictionary                   http://www.franklin.com/estore/dictio   $129.99
                                                                                                                                   3+ available for
  Language Master                                                              nary/LM-6000B/                                      check-out
                          Audio support to hear words and
                           definitions




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                      Cost        Check-out Info
                          Pronounces words                                    Franklin
                          Phonetic spell correction                           http://www.franklin.com/estore/dictio
                                                                               nary/SCD-2100/\
                          Includes Thesaurus and scientific
Speaking Merriam-          calculator
 Webster's                                                                                                               $99.00
                                                                                                                                     3 available for
 Collegiate®              USB connectivity to PC for                          Amazon                                                check-out
 Dictionary                developing your own personal                        http://www.amazon.com/Franklin-
                           dictionary                                          Merriam-Webster-Collegiate-
                                                                               Dictionary-SCD-
                          Zoom Feature allows quick                           2100/dp/B002B3YBYU/ref=lh_ni_t
                           adjustment between three font sizes

                         The Zelco Bookmark Dictionary II uses
                         the American Heritage Dictionary of
                         the English Language, Fourth Edition.
                         It is an electronic dictionary with over
                         130,000 words with definitions.                       Amazon
Bookmark Dictionary                                                            http://www.amazon.com/Zelco-                          5+ available for
                         The ultra slim, flexible keypad allows it             Electronic-Bookmark-Dictionary-           $56.76
                                                                                                                                     check-out
                         to also be used as a BOOKMARK. The                    II/dp/B00011VEEE
                         unique keypad clip helps keep it in
                         place as it sits neatly between the
                         pages of any hardcover or paperback
                         book.
                          Speaks 120 000 words and 300 000
                           definitions

Franklin Merriam          500 000 thesaurus entries                           Amazon
  Webster Speaking        Games puzzles and SAT word list                     http://www.amazon.com/Franklin-                       5+ available for
  Dictionary &                                                                 MWS-1840-Speaking-Dictionary-           $61.00 each   check-out
  Thesaurus               Adjustable font size and screen                     Thesaurus/dp/B00000JSG2
                           contrast
                          Includes BOOKMAN II book card
                           system




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                                                   Milwaukee Public Schools
                                             Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                        Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                   Cost        Check-out Info

                         Features 110,000 word patented spell
                         correction as well as a Thesaurus with
                         over 500,000 synonyms and
                                                                               Amazon.com
Franklin Speaking        antonyms. The Puzzle solvers include:
  Spelling Ace &         crossword puzzle solver with                          http://www.amazon.com/Speaking-                    5+ available for
                                                                               Spelling-Ace-with-                   $30.00 each   check-out
  Thesaurus              biographical and geographical
                                                                               Thesaurus/dp/B000R995UU
                         referenced, Anagram Solver, Jumble,
                         Jumble, Word Builder, Word Blaster,
                         and Word Train.

Hand-held Scanners
                          Designed to help elementary
                           students improve reading skills                     Wizcom
                                                                                                                                  5+ available for
ReadingPen    ®
                          Helps with reading fluency and                      http://www.wizcomtech.com/eng/pur      $229.00
                                                                                                                                  check-out
                           comprehension by providing                          chase/whereToBuy/online/test/Custo
                                                                               mize_RP2.asp?Currency=dollar
                           definitions and word pronunciation


Digital Recorders
                            Recorders allow for voice
                             recording and playback
                            Some have transcribing features                   Stationary/office supply retailers
Various models are
                             that work with some voice                         carry a variety of digital
available from Sony,                                                                                                              5+ available for
                             recognition programs.                             recorders.                           $40.00
Olympus, and other                                                                                                                check-out
                            Date and time stamps and alarms
manufacturers.
                             and playback speed are feature to
                             consider. Recording times.




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                       Cost        Check-out Info

Print-based Graphic Organizers
                         Use graphic organizers to:                            http://edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_org
                             structure writing projects                       anizers.htm
                             help in problem solving and                      www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
                                                                                                                                      Some example
                                decision making                                                                             Free      on display in the
                             studying                                                                                                ATRC
                                                                               http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic
                             planning research
                                                                               -organizers/printable/6293.html
                             brainstorming.

Portable Word Processors
                         A portable word processor is a
                         lightweight device that is easy to
                         transport within the school
                         environment.
                                                                                                                           $169.00
                                                                                                                            each
                            Helpful to kids who may have                      Advanced Keyboard Technology                           5 + available for
Writer                                                                                                                    Discounts
                             trouble writing by hand and prefer                http://keyboardinstructor.com/             given for   check-out
                             to use a keyboard.                                                                            quantity
                            Word processing allows the user to                                                            orders.
                             edit and correct his written work
                             more efficiently than doing so by
                             hand.

                         Talking portable word processor.
                           Press the speak key and words are
                            highlighted as read.                                                                          $429.00
                                                                                                                           each
                           Automatically reads spell-check,
                            thesaurus and word prediction                      Advanced Keyboard Technology               Discounts   5 + available for
Fusion
                            options. Easy volume and speed                     http://keyboardinstructor.com/             given for   check-out
                            adjustment.                                                                                    quantity
                                                                                                                           orders.
                           Offers students a large, clear,
                            graphics-capable screen and one-
                            key font size adjustment.




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                                                   Milwaukee Public Schools
                                             Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                        Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information         Cost      Check-out Info

                         The Neo is a portable word processing
                         device. It allows students to type, save              Neo Direct
Neo                                                                                                                   5 + available for
                         and edit their work. Students can then                                             $169.00
                                                                               http://www.neo-direct.com/             check-out
                         transfer their work to a computer
                         based word processor for editing.




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                     Cost          Check-out Info

Keyboarding Software
                         Teaches the basics of typing including
                         alphabet introduction, the computer
                         keyboard, and how to use a mouse.
                         Five activities introduce the basics of                                                         $60.00
                         typing; on-screen keyboard with easy-                                                           2 users
                         to-find letters; keyboard and mouse                   Knowledge Adventure School
Kid Keys                 lessons and exercises.                                                                                       5+ available for
                                                                               http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/                     check-out
                         Covers curriculum areas:                              school/catalog/kkeys_2.aspx              $700.00
                                                                                                                        Unlimited
                            Recognize letters                                                                           users
                            Practice home-row keys
                            Type multiple-letter combinations
                              and simple words

                          Links the development of keyboard
                           awareness to literacy skills.
                          Suitable for young children or older
                           students with learning difficulties.
                                                                               Inclusive TLC
                          Speech feedback suitable for low                    www.inclusivetlc.com/Products/ViewPro                  5+ available for
First Keys 2               vision.                                                                                       $79.00
                                                                               duct.aspx?psid=237                                     check-out
                          Develop keyboard skills through
                           picture matching, letter recognition,
                           word building and spelling.
                          Add your own images to use in
                           activities.
Concept/Webbing Software

                                    ®                                                                                     $69.00
                         Inspiration applies visual learning
                                                                                                                       single user;   District License
                         methodologies that engage students'                   Inspiration Software
Inspiration   ®                                                                                                         multi-user    available; check
                         learning in language arts, science and                http://store.inspiration.com/SearchR      license      with AT
                         social studies and support planning                   esults.asp?Cat=56
                                                                                                                          pricing     department
                         and thinking.
                                                                                                                        available




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                                                      Milwaukee Public Schools
                                                Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                           Writing Items
Item                    Description                                    Picture   Purchase Information                    Cost          Check-out Info

Word Processing Software
                         Microsoft Office Word 2007 includes
                         features that make the software
                         accessible to a wider range of users,
                         including those who have limited
                         dexterity, low vision, or other
                         disabilities.
                          Narrator is a text–to–speech utility
                           for people who are blind or have low                  Microsoft
                                                                                                                          Currently
Supports in                vision. Narrator reads what is                        http://office.microsoft.com/en-        installed on
 Microsoft Word            displayed on the screen — the                         us/help/accessibility-features-make-       MPS
                           contents of the active window, menu                   all-of-us-less-crabby-
                                                                                                                         computers
                                                                                 HA001162667.aspx?CTT=1
                           options, or text that has been typed.
                          Accessibility Checker checks
                           documents for content that people
                           with disabilities might find difficult to
                           read.
                          Spelling and Grammar Checkers.

                         Collection of fonts to improve
                         handwriting. You can use fonts design
                         with sheets to practice letters and/or                                                                        District License
                         words.                                                  Educational Fontware                                  available; check
Teacher Pack Fonts
                                                                                 www.educationalfontware.com                           with AT
                         Includes Handwriting Without                                                                                  department
                               ®                 ©
                         Tears and Zaner-Bloser .
                         For use by Special Ed teachers only.




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                     Description                                 Picture   Purchase Information                    Cost          Check-out Info
                          Picture-supported writing tool for
                           beginning writers.
                          Build sentences by selecting words,                                                         $249.95
                           phrases and pictures offered in a                                                          each user
                           grid. Words and sentences are                       Learning Services
Clicker 5                  spoken through text-to-speech.                      http://www.learningservicesus.com/h                   Check with AT
                                                                               ome/ls2/page_148/clicker_5.html?rid    Discounts      department
                          Teachers can quickly create their                   =base                                 available for
                           own grids by using blank templates.                                                         quantity
                                                                                                                        orders
                          All Clicker Grids can be operated
                           with simple switches for students
                           with physical disabilities.

                          Premier Talking Word Processor is
                           an easy-to-use, fully-functional word
                           processor with text-to-speech
                           capability.
                          Compatible with all standard word
Premier Accessibility                                                          Reading Made EZ                                       District License
                        processor files including the latest
 Suite – Talking                                                                                                       $99.00        available; check
                        versions of Microsoft Word.                            http://www.readingmadeez.com/prod     single user     with AT
 Word Processor        Included are such features as word
                                                                               ucts/talkingwordprocessor.html
                                                                                                                                     department
                           prediction, talking grammar check,
                           Language Model Information
                           Summarization (LMIS), a 250,000
                           word integrated dictionary, highlight
                           and extract tools and much more.

Graphic Word Processing Software
                          Picture-supported writing tool for
                           beginning writers.
                          Build sentences by selecting words,                                                         $249.95
                           phrases and pictures offered in a                                                          each user
                                                                               Learning Services
                           grid. Words and sentences are                                                                             Check with AT
Clicker 5                                                                      http://www.learningservicesus.com/h
                           spoken through text-to-speech.                                                             Discounts      department
                                                                               ome/ls2/page_148/clicker_5.html?rid
                          Teachers can quickly create their                   =base                                 available for
                           own grids by using blank templates.                                                         quantity
                                                                                                                        orders
                          Can be operated with switches for
                           students with physical disabilities.

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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                    Cost           Check-out Info



                         Word/picture processing program                       Enablemart
Writing with             allows you to type words and have the                 http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/
                                                                                                                        $249.00       5+ available for
 Symbols                 option of having picture symbols                      Communication-Software/Writing-       (discontinued)   check-out
                         quickly pop in with each word.                        with-Symbols-2000



Talking Word Processing Software
                          Compose and type a report or paper
                           and have access to word prediction,
                           proofreading tools.
Premier Accessibility  Improve writing skills.                                                                                       District License
                                                                               Reading Made EZ                         $399.00        available;
 Suite − Universal     Read and/or translate emails, web                      http://www.readingmadeez.com/         single user      contact AT
 Reader Plus            pages, help files, and documents.                                                                             department.
                          Enlarge a portion of the computer
                           screen for better viewing of text or
                           image with Magnify It feature.

                          Picture-supported writing tool for
                           beginning writers.
                          Build sentences by selecting words,                                                         $249.95
                           phrases and pictures offered in a                                                          each user
                           grid. Words and sentences are                       Learning Services
Clicker 5                  spoken through text-to-speech.                      http://www.learningservicesus.com/h                    Check with AT
                                                                               ome/ls2/page_148/clicker_5.html?rid    Discounts       department
                          Teachers can quickly create their                   =base                                 available for
                           own grids by using blank templates.                                                         quantity
                                                                                                                        orders
                          All Clicker Grids can be operated
                           with simple switches for students
                           with physical disabilities.




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                  Cost          Check-out Info
                          Reads words as they are written,                                                          $107.00
                           providing real-time auditory                                                               each
                           feedback.
                                                                               Don Johnston
Solo Write:OutLoud        Writing tools, including talking spell                                                    Quantity,     Check with AT
                                                                               http://www.donjohnston.com/product                  department
                           checker, homophone checker, and                     s/write_outloud/index.html           site license
                           dictionary help students confirm their                                                    & bundle
                           word choice in language they                                                                pricing
                           understand.                                                                               available

Word Prediction Software
                                                                                                                     $325.00
                         Co:Writer works in conjunction with                                                          each
                         any application you write in, like MS                 Don Johnston
Co:Writer                Word, Online, Blogs, Email, etc. As                                                         Quantity,     Contact AT
                         you type, Co:Writer interprets spelling               http://www.donjohnston.com/product                  department
                                                                               s/cowriter/index.html                site license
                         and grammar mistakes and offers word                                                        & bundle
                         suggestions in real time.                                                                     pricing
                                                                                                                     available

                         Prediction of words can significantly
                         help those who struggle with writing
                         and grammar whether it's due to
                         general literacy challenges, physical or
                         cognitive challenges or even English
                         as a Second Language.                                                                                     District License
Premier Talking                                                                Reading Made EZ                        $99.00       available;
                         Navigate through the prediction list and
 Word Processor          hear each word being read to you.                     http://www.readingmadeez.com/        single user    contact AT
                         Simply select from the list the word you                                                                  department
                         want inserted into your document.
                         Enlarge a portion of the computer
                         screen for better viewing of text or
                         image with Magnify It feature.




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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                    Cost         Check-out Info

Electronic Worksheets
                                                                                                                                    District License
                                                                               Reading Made EZ                          $99.00      available;
Premier
                                                                               http://www.readingmadeez.com/          single user   contact AT
                                                                                                                                    department

Advanced Reading and Writing
                         Find the meaning of a spelled word;
                         find synonyms.                                                                                             District License
Premier – English                                                              Reading Made EZ                          $99.00      available;
 Talking Dictionary      Enlarge a portion of the computer                     http://www.readingmadeez.com/          single user   contact AT
                         screen for better viewing of text or                                                                       department
                         image.

Voice Recognition Software
                          Way to interact with a PC--using
                           speech instead of a keyboard and
                           mouse--to help you work faster and
                           more efficiently.
                          Dragon turns ideas into text.                       Nuance
Dragon Naturally                                                                                                                    Contact AT –
                                                                               www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-      $199.00
                          Say words and watch them appear                                                                          licenses
 Speaking                                                                      product/dragon-for-pc/premium-           each
                           on the computer screen--three times                                                                      available
                                                                               version/index.htm
                           faster than typing.
                          Using voice commands, you can
                           control computer functions such as
                           opening and closing programs.

                         Part of Microsoft Windows 7, located
                         under Accessories & Accessibility:                    Microsoft
Operating System                                                                                                                    Available on
                          Designed with people of all abilities               http://windows.microsoft.com/en-
 Built-in                                                                                                                           computers
                           in mind, including computer users                   US/windows/help/accessibility/gettin      Free
                                                                               g-started                                            running
 Accessibility             with low vision or limited dexterity.
                                                                                                                                    Windows 7.
                          Built-in options and programs include
                           improved speech recognition.


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                                                    Milwaukee Public Schools
                                              Assistive Technology Resource Center
                                                         Writing Items
Item                    Description                                  Picture   Purchase Information                     Cost        Check-out Info
                         WordQ is a writing tool that empowers
                         students to independently write their
                         own ideas, and check spelling,
                         grammar and punctuation, to become
                         more confident writers. WordQ:
                            Suggests words for the user,
                             eliminating the need for additional               Mayer-Johnson
WordQ                                                                                                                  $225.00      5 + available for
                             windows on the screen                             http://www.mayer-                        each        check-out
                            Provides spoken feedback so                       johnson.com/wordq/
                             students hear sentences repeated
                             and can detect mistakes as they
                            Fully integrated text-to-speech
                             feedback
                            Flexible spelling options.

Note Taking
                          Records notes two ways: it creates
                           digital copies of everything you write
                           by hand while recording audio at the                Best Buy
                           same time.                                          http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Livescri
                                                                               be+-
                          Goes one step further and links the
Livescribe Pen                                                                 +Livescribe+4GB+Echo+SmartPen/                       5 + available for
                           two together, so you can quickly                                                            $149.00
                                                                               9985845.p?id=1218205764398&sku                       check-out
                           access audio by tapping parts of
                                                                               Id=9985845&st=livescribe%20pen&
                           your notes.
                                                                               cp=1&lp=1
                          Data is uploaded to your computer
                           where Livescribe software archives
                           and makes notes fully searchable.

                          Provides a copy of student peer
                           notes.
                          Designed for special education.                     Onion Mountain
Carbonless AT
 Notebook                                                                      http://www.onionmountaintech.com/i     $14.50 each
                          Contains fifty 2-part sets of lined                 tem.php?id=523
                           NCR paper.
                          Peer notes can be easily shared.




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