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MITS Freedom Stick

Attention: MITS has discovered a scenario in which the program Sage can display inappropriate content. Instructions on how to remove Sage from your Freedom Stick can be found by clicking here.

Click here to view instructions detailing how to remove the Personas Add-On for Mozilla Firefox. Personas is a plugin that could allow users to select potentially inappropriate themes for the Firefox web browser. 

Freedom Stick PhotoThe MITS Freedom Stick is a portable, use-anywhere accessibility solution. Install this software package on any 4gb USB Flash Drive (full) or 2gb USB Flash Drive (lite) and you create a set of tools for your students that they can carry in their pockets which will make any Windows computer highly accessible.

The Freedom Stick contains the full Open Office suite (comparable to Microsoft Office), the Balabolka Text-To-Speech system, an on-screen calculator which allows students to paste their math work into homework or test documents, a "mind mapper" (similar to Inspiration), the Audacity audio recorder/player, and many more supports.

The easiest way to get started with the MITS Freedom Stick is to download either of the self-unzipping files by visiting the "Downloads" link on the right-hand column of this page. Then simply copy the whole "unzipped" collection of software to a blank USB Flash Drive.

Accessible browsing is available on any computer, in school or at home, with the use of our Access Pack Add-On Collections for Firefox. Simply go the links below and add all of the features listed to your Firefox browser.

For PC
For Mac
Additional Language Support

The MITS Freedom Stick loads slowly when you first open an application because it is running off of the flash drive.

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A member of The Alliance for Technology Access

Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) is an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant Funded Initiative through the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education.