High Tech Center

 Links to other Online Resources


The links to other online resources are organized into the following categories:

For students:

WebAdvisor

Helpful Research Links

Grammar and Writing Links

Computer/Information Technology Links

Of Special Interest To Faculty and Staff:

Disability Resources

Accessible (Adaptive) Software Links

Accessibility Standards for computer labs and computer workstations at CR

Designing Accessible Web Pages

Captioning

Other Sites of Interest - etc.

 

Links for Students:

WebAdvisor

Helpful grammar and study skills handouts from the ASC

 

Helpful Research Links

College of the Redwoods Library

College of the Redwoods online database links

Humboldt County Library online

HSU Library

EBSCO Database

New York Times Cyber Times Navigator  

Google News -- recent news

 

Grammar and Writing Links

Mirriam Webster -- dictionary and thesaurus

Bartelby -- dictionaries and more

Bartleby.com: English Usage, Style and Composition

Guide to Grammar and Style 

Grammar Bytes! -- Index of Grammar Terms

thesaurus.com

CR's Book of the Year Website

 

Computer/Information Technology Links

College of the Redwoods IS Website

WebAdvisor

Webopedia -- dictionary of Internet and computer terms

Rules for computer use in the High Tech Center

Creating more Accessible Web Pages

Labyrinth Learning -- computer skills textbooks

Application Reference Cards -- includes keyboard shortcuts for software applications

Tangent Computers for College of the Redwoods

 

Adaptive Software Links

ABBYY FineReader OCR Software for creating e-text

Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft ® Office from the University of Illin

Audio Graphing Calculator (AGC) -- scientific calculator that provides voiced feedback for people who are blind

Co:Writer word prediction software

Dragon NaturallySpeaking -- speech recognition software

Duxbury Braille Translator

HELP Read -- free text reader

Inspiration -- organize outlines and brainstorm ideas with this software

JAWS -- Job Access With Speech -- screenreader software for people who are blind

Kurzweil 1000 -- OCR scanning and reading software for people who are blind

Kurzweil 3000 -- study skills, scanning and reading software for people with learning disabilities

Magic -- screen magnifier

http://www.magnifiers.org/ -- comparison of screen magnifiers

MathTrax free graphing tool from NASA that also works with screen readers

ReadPlease -- free reader which is great for e-text

Scanner Compatibility with Kurzweil and other assistive software

ViewPlus Technologies -- provides Audio Graphing Calculator and Braille- tactile graphics embossers

ZoomText -- screen enlarger software for people with low vision

 

How to install adaptive software on Windows XP -- order in which to install assistive technology

Application Reference Cards -- includes keyboard shortcuts for many popular software applications

 

Accessibility Standards for Computer Labs and Computer Workstations at CR

CR Board of Trustees Policy regarding minimum accessible computer workstations in labs and web accessibility (please scroll down to part III)

Accessibility Standards for Computer Labs

Designing Accessible Web Pages

College of the Redwoods High Tech Center's recommendations for creating accessible web pages

 

Captioning

CR Board Policy regarding closed-captioning: see end of document, section III. Policy Statement - Access to Electronic and Information Technology

(requires the free Adobe Reader software to access the PDF file) Download Adobe Reader Software

Distance Education: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities includes basic captioning terms in Appendix III -- from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

MAGpie -- download the free "Media Access Generator" 2.x software for captioning online videos

How to use MAGpie 2.01 (in PDF format) -- you will need the free Adobe Reader software to access this file) Download Adobe Reader Software

Subtitle Workshop -- freeware

Aegis RapidText & Captioning (T&C) -- offers realtime captioning, offline captioning, transcription

castingWords.com offers transcription for as little as 75-cents / minute (inexpensive)

 

Of Special Interest To Faculty/Staff -- Disability Resources

Disabled Students Programs and Services Faculty Handbook

Accommodating Students with Disabilities -- Dare to Care: Free Web-based Training Courseware from Long Beach City College

Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan -- from College of the Redwoods

Disability Newsletter -- published weekly by Dr. Trish Blair at the LIGHT Center

Creating more Accessible Web Pages -- recommendations for College of the Redwoods

High Tech Centers Training Unit

Pacific ADA & IT Center (Pacific DBTAC) -- working to form partnerships between the disability and business communities

Podcasting -- how to make accessible podcasts

Section 508 Home Page

Distance Education: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities 2011 from the Chancellor´s Office, California Community Colleges

CR Technology Planning committee (TPC)


Other Sites of Interest

Learn how to make accessible software

Alternate Text Production Center (ATPC) of the California Community Colleges

High Tech Center Training Unit Trainings: Manuals and Tutorials

Disability Benefits 101 get a job in California

College of the Redwoods Printranet

Braille Authority of North America (BANA)



For more information, please call:

or e-mail: 

tasha-kahoalii@redwoods.edu

virginia-snodgrass@redwoods.edu

jason-brewer@redwoods.edu

 

 

 

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