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    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?

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    We usually just set them up a custom profile

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    Yup and it's called screen tinter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That's great! Working in a SEN school so any little freebie apps like this are always handy to discover...

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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.

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    anyone managed to wrap this into an msi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJT1 View Post
    anyone managed to wrap this into an msi?
    Did you have any luck with this?

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    Unzip the exe using 7z or a similar application - there's an msi in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clareq View Post
    Unzip the exe using 7z or a similar application - there's an msi in there.
    I tried that one I dont think that msi contains the screen tinter package.

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    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

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    Has anybody got a working MSI for screen tinter or want to make me a working MSI? or alternative software that is an MSI?

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    Tinted glasses work well.

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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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