Moderated Re: Resources list

Pastor Gil Pries <gilp@...>

Thank you David.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: Resources list

That's awesome! Thank you David.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy new year.
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From: <> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Monday, 16 December 2019 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: Resources list

Dear Sarah
Thanks for taking this initiative.
I have been quietly adding programs to the list based on people's suggestions and the list is now quite expanded, especially in the utilities category. I was going to post this expanded list to the list anyway in a few days but you have prompted me to post it earlier.
As a start I have included some but definitely not all download links in the below list already.
Many of the free and trial programs are available from the excellent Screenreader Accessible Page at Where this is the case I have included the nimite link for convenience. Other download links are also included if known at the time of writing.
So this is the complete expanded latest list as of today. I anticipate that it will expand more.

Word - all versions (Paid)
Available from:
Jarte + (Free and Paid versions)
Excel all versions. (Paid)
Available from:

Wordpad (included with Windows )
Notepad (included with Windows )

Email and Messaging
Microsoft Outlook all versions. (Paid)
Available from:
Windows Mail (included with Windows )
Thunderbird (Free)
Available from
TW Blue Twitter Client. Free or donation) Microsoft People (included with Windows ) Outlook Address Book View. (allows more reliable and easier viewing and saving of contacts) (Free) Skype Available from Internet Telephone Available from Yahoo Available from

Cloud Storage
DropBox (Free and Paid)
Available from
OneDrive (Free and Paid) (Free to Office Subscribers) Available from SendSpace Wizard (Free and Paid) Available from:
Open Drive Desktop client.(Free and Paid)
iCloud also (for transfer to iPhone and iPad)(Free and Paid)

Programming- Web Development
Cisco Jabber
Cisco Jabber softphone accessible with JAWS scripts available on Cisco website Oracle applications Oracle Enterprise suite (can confirm the accessibility on Finance module which works after installing Java –both 32 bit & 64 bit)
Notepad++ Programmer's Editor
Available from

Podcasts and News readers.
RSS Reader (Webbie Accessibility Suite) (Free) Available from:
QCastv (paid)
Available from:
Podcast downloader (Webbie Accessibility Suite) (Free) Available from:

Compression and File Utility
7-Zip (Free)
Available from
DirZip (for creating separate zips of several folders in a directory. (Free) WinRAR (Trial/Paid) Available from SyncBack Free (Backup utility) Free and paid versions) Explorer ++ (Fast alternative to File Explorer) (Free) Master Seeker (Fast file finder) (Free)
everything search from void tools (Free)
Bulk Rename Utility (Multiple File rename) (Free) Copy Path - Copy file path to clipboard from application menu. (Free) Copy file Names (Can copy multiple filenames from selected files to clipboard via application key.) (Free)

OCR and Scanning
ABBYY FineReader 12(paid)
Kurzweil V14. (paid)
Open Book (paid)

Audio and CD Tools
Audacity )Free )
Available from
Goldwave (Free and Paid versions)
Format Factory (File Conversion)(Free)
Switch File Conversion. (paid)
FreeM4B to Mp3 converter (Need to use Jaws Cursor) (Free) Ponte's Media Downloader (YouTube downloader) (Free) Available from:
Virtual Recorder (Records output from sound card)(Free)

Mp3DirectCut (Free)
Mp3Tag (Free)
CDex 1.71 (CD Ripper)(Free)
CD Burner XP (CD Burner (Free)
Available from
DVD Audio Extractor (Paid)

Daisy and Audio Book Software
FSReader 3 (Included with Jaws)
HumanWare Companion (For Victor reader Devices) (Free) Daisy Book Generator (Converts Audio Books into Daisy Books) (Free) Audible Manager and downloader (Now buggy as not updated - need to install Windows 7/8 Versions.) (Free) Inaudible Audible book Converter (Free) OverDrive for Windows (Free) Plextext transfer (For use with Plextalk Daisy Readers)(Free)

eBook reading
Kindle PC app all versions (Free)
QRead (Paid)
Available from:
Balabolka (eBook TTS Reader) (Free)
Bookworm ) (Free)
FSReader (included with Jaws)
SpeakOn Media Suite (Free)
Codex eBook Converter. (Free)
TextAloud 3 (Creates TTS Audio Books from eBooks) (Paid)

Music radio and Media Players
VLC (Free)
Available from
WinAmp (Free)
Available from
Windows Media Player included With Windows) iTunes (Needs column browser enabled for use with Screenreader) (Free)
Available from
BBC iPlayer TV (Webbie) (Free)
BBC iPlayer Radio (Webbie) (Free)
Both Available from:
SpeakOn Media Suite (Free)
Tapin Radio (Free and Paid versions)
Spotify (Free and paid versions)
Available from

Speech TTS
Eloquence (paid)
Ivona Voices. (paid)

Other Utilities
Belarc Advisor ) (Diagnostics) (Free)
Unchecki (Stops Adware and Malware by unchecking boxes in installs)(Free)
Clock2 (Clock announce , reminder and alarm(Webbie Accessibility Suite) (Free) Available from:
CloseAll (Closes all windows and applications running)(Free) Team Viewer (Remote Screen sharing) (Free for clients) Available from Sharp Keys (For remapping keyboard) (Free) Irfanview (Image viewing and editing Software.) (Free) Available from FileZilla FTP Client Available from • Money Talks from APH is a paid accessible bank account management programme. There’s more info here:
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• SyncToy 2.1 from Microsoft is a free accessible backup programme; more info and download here:
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• The suite of accessible programmes from list end

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• TrueCrypt is a free accessible encryption prog; although it’s no longer being developed, I still find it very useful. More info at list end

The free Office sounds plugin is a useful programme for use with earlier Office suites for those who find the sounds it installs helpful cues as indications of what Office programmes may be doing. More info and download is here:

Web Browsers (all free)
Google chrome
Available from
Available from
Internet explorer (included with Windows) edge (included with Windows) Opera (Free) Available from

Microsoft Store Apps
(Download from within Windows Microsoft Store) World Clock KNFB Reader (Paid)

My Blind hammer Blog
My Guide Dog and Tech Access Blog

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rayn Darren
Sent: 16 December 2019 09:25
Subject: Resources list

HI all,

We discussed a resources list last month, I've been working on a site for a client recently and have added this page to their site. It can be found at: I'm still updating the list, so as many URL's as I've been able to find as of now are loaded.
I've also removed the categories listing as I didn't find it necessary.
I will be reorganizing the list to have all apps "included with windows"
in the same section, most likely at the bottom of the list as they won't have URL's. I look forward to updating this list as more resources are approved by the group.

If I missed anything, or anyone wants to add to the other lists on the page, please do let me know, I'll gladly update!



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