Free Software for Students
With Special Needs
Many students with physical
disabilities find mathematics and science extremely difficult to
write. The equations and graphics are too difficult to
construct with standard tools. Our products are designed to
make mathematics and science teacher's jobs easier but many students
with special needs have found that they also provide the assistance they
need. This serendipitous result has made the lives of many
students much easier.
to thank you for your gift of the programs for J..... It has
made a dramatic difference in his ability to do his work. He
has become much more independent in doing his homework and it has made
doing math in particular much easier for him.
Program formalises what has been an ad-hoc program for many years and
will hopefully make our tools available to more students.
I would like to express my gratitude to your compnay for making
it possible for this bright, eleven year old youngster to express his knowledge in Mathematics. It is socially
responsible companies such as yours that enable persons with disabilities to become more independent, increase
their sense of self-esteem, motivate them to shoot for the stars, and in the end maximize their potential. For all of that, I thank you.
It does take a village to raise a child!
M F Prohl Speech-Language Pathologist
Efofex will provide (free of
charge) registration codes for all of our products to any student whose
disability makes mathematics and science materials difficult to
produce. Students are provided with a 10 year, personal use licence that allows
them to install the software wherever they need it: at school, at home, wherever -
providing it is only the student using the software.
This offer is subject to the following conditions.
- Efofex is provided with a
letter, on school (or equivalent institution)
letterhead, that states that the student attends the school and suffers
from a disability that makes mathematics and science materials
difficult to produce. We do NOT need to know the nature of the disability - we
just need the school to certify its existence. Homeschoolers, see note below.
- Efofex is provided with the
name of the student as our registration
code system requires a registered name. We require no other
identifying information and we warrant that the student's name will
ONLY be used for the production of the relevant registration codes.
- The school has obtained the
student's guardian's consent to provide the student's name to Efofex.
- The school and student agree
that the software is provided as a gift to
the STUDENT, not the school. The licences are NOT
transferable and the school is NOT authorised to utilise the products
for any other purpose.
- Efofex will NOT provide any
physical materials. The school
and/or student are solely responsible for downloading all relevant
materials from our website.
- While Efofex will attempt to
answer any reasonable question, Efofex is
not required to offer support for products offered under the EmPower
- The school and student
recognise that our software is primarily
designed for a different use. While Efofex will attempt to
address any issues that impact on the student's use of the products, we
will not make changes to our products that have a negative impact on
our usual customers.
You can download a pro-forma
Just fill in the student's name and an email address - put it on school
letterhead - sign it, scan it and email or fax it to us. We will send you the
registration codes within a few days.
Send your scanned letter to
for quickest service.
We recognise that homeschooling parents will not be able to fully comply with the conditions as listed above -
but we ask you to recognise that we cannot send out free software on just a parent's request. We are very willing
to be flexible but we do require that a qualified third party certifies the existance of a qualifying special need.
We do NOT need (or want) full reports.
We also ask that you honour our definition of a qualifying special need. Many home-schooled children have special needs and their
parents/teachers are highly motivated to provide the best possible outcomes (which is totally understandable), but this
does not necessarily mean that the child's special need qualifies. Our products are best suited to students who are good mathematicians,
but who suffer from a physical disability that makes writing mathematical equations difficult - in particular students who are forced to use a
keyboard rather than write by hand. Our products will probably NOT help (and may in fact hinder) a student who is having difficulties with