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22nd September 2009, 10:24 AM #1
Colour Dyslexia - Software screen filter
We have a new child in school that suffers from dyslexia. They find things a lot easier when using a coloured page. I know you can buy coloured filters to put over books and computer screens, but does anyone know if there is a simple piece of software that could replicate this effect by just tinting the screen?
22nd September 2009, 10:27 AM #2
We usually just set them up a custom profile
22nd September 2009, 10:48 AM #3
Yup and it's called screen tinter.
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22nd September 2009, 10:49 AM #4
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22nd September 2009, 12:18 PM #5
That's great! Working in a SEN school so any little freebie apps like this are always handy to discover...
Originally Posted by plexer
22nd September 2009, 12:22 PM #6
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Giving students a roaming profile and allowing them access to the appearance settings (to change the 'window' colour) usually does the trick.
22nd September 2009, 01:07 PM #7
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anyone managed to wrap this into an msi?
3rd February 2010, 12:59 PM #8
Did you have any luck with this?
Originally Posted by AJT1
3rd February 2010, 01:18 PM #9
Unzip the exe using 7z or a similar application - there's an msi in there.
3rd February 2010, 02:58 PM #10
I tried that one I dont think that msi contains the screen tinter package.
Originally Posted by clareq
3rd February 2010, 03:03 PM #11
you might need some keyboards too..[Just a heads up in-case the SEN dep ask]
RM did some cheap USB ones for 7£
RM.com Shop: RM Multicoloured Lowercase Keyboard - USB
10th March 2010, 12:00 PM #12
Has anybody got a working MSI for screen tinter or want to make me a working MSI? or alternative software that is an MSI?
10th March 2010, 12:04 PM #13
Tinted glasses work well.
26th March 2010, 11:11 PM #14
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Might be worth having a look at these options
T-Bar - coloured bar which can be dragged around over any window to provide filtering. Colour and transparency can be altered to suit
ssOverlay - colour cast over the whole screen, colour and transparency can be altered to suit.
RapidSet - simple global colour changer as per ScreenTinter
Vu-Bar - on screen slotted ruler similar to the physical rulers used by some dyslexic children.
Washer - converts everything below the application to grey scale
All these apps are available from Fx Free Software & Assistive Software, download site for VuBar, TBar, Edgeless & other applications on the Assistive page. many other useful apps there as well
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