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Software for Students
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Students may use Adobe on-premise software that is on any University-owned computer located in computer labs and classrooms without the need for a unique log-in identifier. Adobe software is otherwise not available for students at UC or the UC Bookstores.
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ZoomText is the world’s leading magnification and reading software. With its easy to use features, ZoomText makes computers accessible and friendly to low-vision users.
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Installation on university-owned or leased computers is free for visually impaired, and the license does not expire. Installation on a student-owned computer is not covered under the site license program. Students may use ZoomText in the UCIT Computer Labs.
- Link to a PDF document of the Zoom Text License Agreement Summary.
- Link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Link to Ai Squared’s website for more information.
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The "Fact Mapper" feature available on the Read &Write toolbar contains an extensive image library for use when creating fact maps.
You may also add your own images using the "Fact Mapper Image Uploader Tool." Images uploaded using this tool will be available for use by all copies of Read &Write running within your site.
- Link to download a PDF document of the Fact Mapper Image Uploader Help File.
- Link to Download Fact Mapper Image Uploader.
- Link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system and advanced connectivity to other applications. Read more about Mathematica and learn how to order.
- Mathematica for students (Windows, Mac OS, & Linux) is no longer available for purchase from the UC Bookstore. Student purchases are made at https://uoc.onthehub.com/ .
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MathWorks MatLab Software Suite is a is a numerical computing environment that allows for manipulations, plotting of data, execution of algorithms and more.
Faculty and staff interested in this software can contact the Alyssa Silverman, education account representatice, at Alyssa.Silverman@mathworks.com or via the phone at 508-647-4343.
Student software can be obtained for $99 per DVD at the UC Bookstores.
- Call UC Bookstores at 513-556-1700 and select option "6" for more information.
Students can also purchase and download directly from MathWorks. These licenses are perpetual and do not expire.
- Link to purchase and download Mathlab MatLab Software.
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McAfee anti-virus suite & anti-spyware for home and personal use can be downloaded by UC students, faculty and staff at no cost.
Link to the It@UC Office of Information Security's website for more information and to download.
Microsoft Office 365 (Digital Download)
The University now offers the Microsoft Office suite as a free download to students via their Office 365 student e-mail account. As long as you are a student at the University of Cincinnati, you will be able to use the software free of charge.
Installation instructions can be found on the UC Knowledge Base via the links below:
Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Skype for Business is the central Instant Messaging and Conferencing service for faculty, students and staff at UC. As a complement to the student email system. Instructions for installing and using Lync can be found HERE.
R (http://www.r-project.org/) is a powerful statistical computing language, package, and environment for graphics and data analysis. It is FREE and Open Source. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX platforms.
To learn how to use R, please access this tutorial on Lynda.com, which is free for faculty and staff.
To download R, please access this link: http://www.r-project.org/.
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Read & Write software solutions help individuals struggling with reading and writing, those with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia or English Language Learners by ensuring that everyone has the literacy support they need to reach their potential and achieve independence.
Read & Write is available as a free download to UC students Faculty and Staff
Please visit the IT Knowledge Base articles below for Read&Write installation guides.
- Instructions for installing Read&Write Gold for Windows
- Instructions for installing Read&Write Gold for Mac
Additional voices are available to use. Choose your additional voices from the list below. Once downloaded, start Read&Write, navigate to speech options, press the "Search" button and select your newly installed voice. The voice will be available from the speech options drop down list.
- US English Allison
- US English Samantha
- French Canadian Nicolas
- French Thomas
- German Yannick
- Italian Alice
- Spanish Monica
The following instructions and reference guides will assist you with downloading and using Read & Write.
SigmaPlot offers seamless Microsoft Office integration, so you can easily access data from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and present your results in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. With SigmaPlot, you can produce high-quality graphs. Link to read more about SigmaPlot.
Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides data analysis, data management and graphics. For pricing and purchasing information is available on Stata’s website, by calling 800-782-8272 or e-mail email@example.com.