Cloud Computing & Learning Disabilities

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  • 1. Cloud Computing & Learning Disabilities At CSUN 2011 By Shilpi Kapoor, BarrierBreak Technologies
  • 2. Challenges of LD
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Language Communication
    • Math In addition, might face Visual Challenges.
  • 3. Tools for LD
    • Reading Tools
    • Speech Synthesizers/ Screen Readers
    • Word Prediction Tools
    • Proof reading programs
    • Abbreviation expanders
    • Symbol learning tools
    • And these are just a few..
  • 4. Problem as we see it
    • Too many tools
    • Too many different concepts to learn
    • Difficult to keep adjusting to different environments
    • Setting up customization
    • Needs change over a period
  • 5. Cloud is the answer
    • One login
    • Multiple tools in one
    • Customization settings stored in the cloud
    • Can be extended as per user requirements
    • Can be extended beyond the browsing experience
  • 6. Web Assist Toolbar
  • 7. Web Assist Features
    • Speech
      • Point and Read
      • Read Page
      • Read Paragraph
      • Jump Headings
    • Prediction
      • Word Prediction
      • Synonyms
      • Thesaurus
    • Symbols
      • Point and See
      • Page in Symbols
  • 8. Page Customization Features
    • Zoom In / Out
    • Linear or Columnar View
    • Disable CSS / User Style Sheets
  • 9. Additional Web Assist Features
    • Speech
      • Multiple speech synthesizers
      • Speed
    • Dictionaries
      • Create or Share User Dictionary
      • Provide Topic Specific Dictionaries
    • Symbols
      • Create or Share User Libraries
      • Provide Topic Specific Dictionaries
  • 10. Environments for Web Assist
    • Plugin for browsers
    • Will be extended as a software as a service for Windows and Mobile Environments
  • 11. Let Technology be Inclusive! Visual Hearing Mobility Learning Elderly Accessible Web Development POUR Accessibility Testing Accessible PDF Conversion Digital Talking Book Conversion
  • 12. Where to contact me?
    • email: shilpi@barrierbreak.com
    • office: +91-22-2686 0485/6
    • Connect with me at:
    • Shilpi_Kapoor
  • 13. Thank you for listening
    • Any Suggestions
    • or
    • Recommendations?

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