Digital Frog International

Digital Frog International has released its first fully accessible virtual adventure, The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest AT. Whether operating in standard or accessible mode, students can experience the sights and sounds of the rain forest in Belize without leaving the classroom. The new multimedia program offers hundreds of photos, videos and engaging activities that teach about the rain forest's mechanisms, plant and animal diversity, and the importance of this vital ecosystem.

A single keystroke changes the program from standard to AT mode, enabling blind and physically challenged students to access the program. Full text-to-speech, audio instructions and photo descriptions guide blind students through the rain forest. In addition, captioned video ensures that deaf students do not miss any information. Full keyboard access opens up the program to the blind and the physically challenged. The Digital Field Trip to The Rainforest AT also accommodates different learning styles, speeds and levels; learning disabilities; as well as visual and motor skill problems. No special equipment is required; everything is included on the CD-ROM. Digital Frog International, Puslinch, Ontario, (519) 766-1097,

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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