This 3-page article, prepared by the Butte County Office of Education in May 2006, covers 42 free full-featured demonstrations of technology that are available for trial. There are 13 different groups of devices and software including the following; AAC Support, Cursors, Graphic organizers, Keyboarding, Math Support, On-Screen Keyboards, Reading/Writing Support, Special Needs Curriculum Support, Switch Support, Text-To-Speech, Tools, Vision Support and Word Prediction.
For each of these subjects one or more links are provided to sites where software may be downloaded. System requirements are given, and trial periods are noted. Programs are described very briefly.
Many of these programs will be familiar to those working in the field of assistive technology. Some may be useful for general classroom support, such as MathType for use with math notations in word processors; Scientific Notebook, with a built-in computer algebra engine; and Compass Software to help measure skills of computer users. Information from this site would be of use to all levels of users and professionals who are looking for trial versions of available technology.