Tuesday, November 11, 2008

AccessApps offers free assistive technology applications to run on USB jump drive

(Thanks to the
Fred’s Head Companion
for the following assistive technology resource.)

is a site that has more than 50 assistive technology and learning applications. The beauty of this site is that these titles will all run on any computer, directly from a USB jump drive with no need to install software on the host computer.

The site, based in Scotland, will allow you to select the various software applications and download them in one suite. There are even step-by-step tutorials and video guides on the site’s “Help” page to get you up and running.

AccessApps is an initiative developed by the Scottish JISC Regional Support Centres in cooperation with
JISC TechDis
. It consists of over 50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications which can be entirely used from a USB stick on a Windows computer (

here is a full list of applications on offer).

AccessApps will run without needing to install anything on a computer and provide a range of e-learning solutions to support writing, reading and planning as well as visual and mobility difficulties.

What are you waiting for? Go get ‘em!


Martin said...

Thanks Ron for highlighting AccessApps. This project is in its infancy but we hope we can sustain it for a long time to come. While only public for two months we're already planning our first update early in the New Year. Stay tuned!

JISC RSC Scotland N&E

Ron Graham said...


I sincerely appreciate the good work your team is doing over there and am encouraged by how well you are staying on top of it with the update. I feel certain that others working in the assistive technology and disability service domains echo my thoughts as well.

Thanks for providing such a powerful resource.