Friday, 12 December 2008

Award winning support for accessibility applications

As reported on the JISC website,  AccessApps has won a prestigious Scottish Software Award. Essentially it is a collection of over 50 Open Source applications that support accessibility and which are run from a simple USB memory key. As the JISC blog puts it:

 Using open source and freeware applications packaged in this way, users can access assistive software in a flexible way without the stigma of using dedicated machines. The suite includes tools to make reading and writing easier and browsing more accessible, anywhere the user happens to be and on any machine.
AccessApps will now be made available across the UK, distributed via the JISC regional centres, but clearly it is international relevance and is a great idea that deserves to be celebrated and provided to students in need of such support.

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