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Ease of Access folder
The "Ease of Access" folder appears on every public use computer. It contains tools that can make your computer easier to use, such as:
Read and Write literacy software - (see below)
Magnifier - enlarges part of the screen
Narrator - reads aloud text on the screen
On-Screen Keyboard - makes it possible to type using the mouse or another pointing device
High Contrast - increases the contrast in colors to reduce eyestrain and make things easier to read
Read & Write Literacy Software
Read & Write Literacy Software is currently available on every public-facing computer in the library; it's the same suite of tools available for download by ALL UCF students. See the Knights Academic Resource Services website for download instructions and further information on Read & Write features, including:
Reads text aloud with dual color highlighting using natural sounding male and female voices. International voices also available.
Provides definitions as well as alternative words to help users expand their vocabulary and improve reading comprehension.
Helps determine correct verb conjugation. Select past, present, or future tense, and the correct verb selection can be inserted directly into document.
Quickly and easily select any text and convert it into a sound file, such as MP3.
Allows users to produce a visual representation of facts and ideas on screen. Users can also add images and notes to help remember key facts.
Reads aloud any accessible Adobe Acrobat PDF file with dual color highlighting.
Allows single words, paragraphs, or blocks of text to be translated into multiple languages.