Good Assistive Technology (AT) stems from basic principles about making IT work for individual circumstances, rather than simply thinking about changes needed for people with disabilities.
NB Steve now trades as OpenDirective Ltd and this site contains older open AT projects plus resources. In particular both Maavis simple ICT access and PowerTalk automatic presentation narration are hosted here.
Full Measure helps you get the most from computers and IT with free open source accessibility and assistive technology software. Working at the heart of open accessibility with individual projects, open source communities including Mozilla and GNOME and open development innovation services like OSS Watch means we can advise and guide users and developers alike. We also provide simple software tools to meet individual needs that may be freely copied with the program code available to be used or altered by others. Full Measure is the name that Steve Lee trades under as a Sole Trader.
Open accessibiity and Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) combine the benfits of open development with accessibility. Open accessibiity tools and programs may be openly shared, modified or studied. They are free or low cost, and yet reliable as problems are rapidly fixed. With open accessibility, users, friends and support staff discuss what they would like with developers and other 'techies' to create the software that they want. Good accessibility ideas can be freely shared and built on. Open accessibility ensures that people with disabilities, including the elderly and children, can get the most from computers and ICT. Find out more on the What Is OATS page.
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Fullmeasure programs are usually created with a specific person in mind but can be useful to anyone. If you find them useful then please let us know. See this article on PowerTalk and customisation or the What Is OATS page for details.
The www.oatsoft.org website makes Open Source Assistive Technology (OATS) software easy to find and download. Developers can research OATS and accessibility and work with other developers and users. End users, clinicians and open-source developers can now work together to create effective solutions. See introduction to OATS for more details.
OSS Watch OSS Watch is an innovation service that provides unbiased advice and guidance on the development, licensing and use of free and open source software. Services are free-of-charge to UK higher and further education.
Visit Steve's blog for personal observations and commentry on open accessibility and related topics.
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