We went for MindGenius after having the free licence for 2 years under the CHEST agreement so some people had got used to it.
I guess it would help if the dyslexic world settled on just one piece of software, as I realise that Inspirations is often given out by assessors - but that's asking too much.
Anyway, we would only buy one programme.
Dr John S Conway
Disability Officer / Principal Lecturer in Soil Science / Chair, Research Committee
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6JS
01285 652531 ext 2234 fax 01285 650219
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From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andy Mcmahon
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Subject: Inspirations and Mindgenius
At dundee we bought a site licence to MindGenius - cost about £2500 in perpetuity
but now Inspirations offer a site licence now for similar prices.
Andy McMahon, MRes (Lancs), BSc(Hons), MBCS, Certified TextHelp Trainer
IT Disability Support Specialist, Teaching Support & Training Unit
Information & Communications Services (ICS)
University of Dundee, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HN
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Visit our website at www.dundee.ac.uk/ics/disability/
>>> Eileen Laycock <[log in to unmask]> 01 February 2007 >>>
We have a number of non-DSA dyslexic students who require mind mapping
software. We need to make a decision as an institution as to site licences
and costs. Does anybody have any examples of how they have gone about this
in their institution.
We currently have no individual identified who is reponsible university-
wide for maintaining and training staff and students on assistive
technology and are hoping to appoint. Does anyone have any job
descriptions and where is that person based in your institution ie in the
computer services or disability services.