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Assistive technology (AT) is any device that is used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Students may be eligible for various types of assistive technology as a part of their accommodations.

Equipment

  • Voice Activated Recorders
  • Smart Pens
  • Reading Pen
  • Hand-held spell checkers
  • Laptop Computers (for exams)
  • Calculators
  • C.C.T.V
  • MP3 Players/Daisy Readers

Computer Programs

Various computer programs are available for student use in the Office of Disability Services, on laptop computers, and in computer labs on campus!

  • Read and Write Gold (available as a 30 Day Demo + a student discount)
  • Kurzweil
  • Speech-to-text (Dragon Dictate)
  • Text enlargement (Zoom Text)
  • Grammar / Spellchecker (Ginger)

The Office of Disability Services employs an assistive technology specialist to assist eligible students with their assistive technology needs. The office provides various equipment that students may sign-out on a semester-by-semester basis, as well as computer programs and related services.

Texts in Alternative Format Textbooks may be obtained in alternative format from:

Many texts are now available in alternative format as well as hard copy directly from the college bookstore.

Check with the publisher or with the bookstore to see if they have the accessible version of the book.

Websites for more information:

www.livescribe.com

www.wizcomtech.com

www.readwritegold.com

www.kurzweiledu.com

www.speechtechnology.com/dragon

www.gingersoftware.com