ATHENA Free AT Software Inventory aims to inform and provide persons with disabilities, their facilitators as well the professionals of the domain, with the available costless Assistive Technology (AT) solutions (Open Source or Freeware). Free Assistive Technology applications for smartphones and tablets are given in the website mATHENA Free AT Software Inventory for mobile devices.
The AT software applications provided in ATHENA are presented in an organized and systematic way after they have been installed and tested in the Speech and Accessibility Laboratory, University of Athens. For each free AT software, the following information is given: application name, developer, version, AT category(ies), related disability(ies), description, operating system(s), installation procedure, settings and hints, download links, and a screenshot.
- Motor Disability
- Low Vision
- Hearing Loss
- Speech Disability
- Learning Difficulties
There are three ways to browse the ATHENA online free AT software inventory:
- Browse by Disability: lists the related applications based on the chosen disability (Speech, Hearing, Motor, Blindness and Low Vision).
- Browse by Category: lists the applications by type of AT software category (Voice Recognition, Screen Daisy Reader, Calculator, Mouse Cursor, Click Helper, Virtual Keyboard, Camera Mouse, Alternative Communication, Text To Speech, Screen Magnifier, Braille Translator, Web Browser, Mouse Emulator, Contrast Adjustment, Keyboard Shortcuts, Voice Mail, Clock, Video Call).
- Show All Applications: simply lists the whole inventory's applications in an alphabetical order.
A. Pino, G. Kouroupetroglou, H. Kacorri, A. Sarantidou, and D. Spiliotopoulos: "An Open Source / Freeware Assistive Technology Software Inventory" Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6179, pp. 178-185, 2010