Free Software Resources

Below is a list of free online technology resources that may be of use to Imagine! families and consumers. Please note that inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by Imagine!.

Anti-Virus

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition:  AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows.

Audio Recording

Audacity:  audio recording: Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.

Image Editor

GIMP:  Photoshop alternative:  GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching.

iTunes

iTunes:  iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And you can add to your collection anytime, 24/7.

Office Software

Open Office:  is the leading open-sourceoffice software suitefor word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databasesand more. It is available in many languagesand works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard formatand can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of chargefor any purpose.

Screen Magnifier

Magnifixer: Screen Magnifier:  is a utility that magnifies and amplifies the image of your screen in a determined area, like a magnifying glass. You can place it anywhere on the screen, enlarging it as much as you want, and using the zoom level you want. Magnifixer always shows you the screen area that is under the mouse cursor.

Screen Reader

Thunder: Screen Reader:  Thunder is award-winning free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight.

Speech Recognition

Tazti: Speech Recognition:  is an accessibility application for those users who need to work on the PC with their voice. It works in a web environment and it lets you move around websites like FaceBook and MySpace using your voice.

Virtual Keyboard

Virtual Keyboard:  is an on screen keyboard with prediction capabilities for an easy writing. Designed specifically for people with mobility impairments.  More info:  http://robotica.udl.cat/.

Virtual Mouse

Head Mouse:  is a virtual windows mouse designed specifically for people with mobility impairments. It is free and only requires an USB WebCam.