Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Many people with Scotopic Sensitivity report that the text on the page appears to dither, making reading difficult. Educational Psychologist Helen Irlen observed in 1980 that coloured overlays helped students with Scotopic Sensitivity to read with greater ease.
It is possible to use acetate overlays or rulers for printed materials, and in some cases the use of specially designed spectacles with coloured lenses can be beneficial. When working on a computer, for most instances, the Windows default colours can be adjusted to suit the individual, however if you use software such as server based database systems, or your IT department have locked access to the screen options then you are stuck with the default colour settings.
This is where we would like to introduce T-Bar to you. T-Bar is a coloured bar which you can either drag around the screen or lock to your mouse. It can have ruled lines or not, depending on your preference. The colour can be chosen from pre-defined options, then tweaked by altering the red, green or blue sliders to get the perfect colour, the transparency level can be adjusted, again to suit the individual. All the settings are saved between sessions, so there is no need to readjust the next time you use it.
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Similar to Dark Screen, ssOverlay (the ss stands for Scotopic Sensitivity) places a coloured overlay on the screen. The colour and transparency levels are adjustable, the app is multi monitor capable and can either be installed to the hard drive or used on a pendrive.
Download from the usual http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk
Friday, 27 March 2009
Fx Toolbar is designed to aid people who have difficulty with words. It is an add in for Microsoft Word 2007, and adds the ability to highlight text and collect the highlighted areas into a new document, text to speech, confusables checker, text case changer and an option to identify overlong sentences ie, if you forgot to put a full stop in.
As always, available to download for free at http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk
Monday, 16 March 2009
Sonar has now been updated to version 5
Sonar5 takes the principles of previous versions of Sonar and improves them.
This version can be used either installed on your hard disk - when it stores it's configuration data in your user area, or stand alone on a pen drive, when it stores the configuration on the pen drive.
Either through the icon in the Notification area of your taskbar or through the relevant keyboard shortcut, you can access the Settings dialogue (CTRL + ALT + A) where you can change the shape to either a circle or a square, alter the diameter of the shape, alter the width of the line and change the colour.
Whilst running, the application can be hidden and restored by clicking on Show/Hide or by using CTRL+ALT+S.
Finally, this version of Sonar sits above the menu's in Windows, providing identification anywhere.
As usual, available for free download at http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Some computer users experience problems with glare from the screen. Dark Screen sits over all windows and provides a means of dimming the output between 20 and 90%. Dark Screen is multi monitor aware, and can be used on the main monitor only or all monitors. Everything is controlled from the icon in the Notification area of the Taskbar (where the clock sits). Clicking this icon will open the menu which allows the selection of Multi Monitor Support, and the percentage of dimming of the screen.
As usual it's free and available from http://www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk