Assistive Technology

Assistive technology products are specialty hardware and software products (screen readers, voice recognition) that provide essential accessibility to computers for those with significant vision, hearing, dexterity and mobility, language communication or learning needs.

Assistive Technology Software:

  • Dragon Dictation Software-Speech to text
  • Kurzweil Literacy Software-Reads out loud
  • Zoomtext-Magnification Software
  • NVDA-Non-Visual Desktop Access, screen-reading for vision impaired
    • Adobe Acrobat
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Campus locations with assistive technology:

  • Health & Wellness Bldg Student Disability Resources, - JAWS, Zoomtext, Kurzweil, Dragon, Document Zoom Camera
  • Library First Floor Cafe Kurzweil (all PC's)
  • Library First Floor Assistive Tech Lab - Dragon, Zoomtext, Kurzweil, Topaz Desktop Magnifier, Book/Document Scanner
  • Library First Floor Cafe, Dictation Room, - Dragon, Kurzweil
  • Library Second Floor, UROC - Zoomtext, Kurzweil, Dragon
  • Library Second Floor, CLC - Kurzweil, Zoomtext
  • Heron Hall, Room 155 - TBD
  • Beach Hall, CAT - Kurzweil, JAWS screen reader, Zoomtext,

Tutorials

Free Assistive Technology Applications

ATBAR

What is ATbar? ATbar has been created as an open-source, cross-browser toolbar to help users customise the way they view and interact with web pages. The concept behind ATbar is simple: One toolbar to provide all of the functionality you would usually achieve through the use of different settings or products.

ATbar is free and allows you to change the look and feel of webpages, increase and decrease font sizes, have text read aloud, use coloured overlays, readability and a dictionary to aid reading. Spell check forms and try word prediction when writing. It is a simple tool which is available for most popular browsers.

Open source cross browser toolbar available at atbar.org.

Image of AT Toolbar with icons

Image of AT Toolbar with icons

Notetaker recorder app for iphone/ipad

Non Visual Desktop Access

Download NVDA 2016.1, the latest version of the free screen reader made by users for users.

Accessible Media Converter Follow four easy steps to have your document converted into an alternative, accessible format. The result is delivered in your email inbox. You may upload one or more files, enter a URL to a file or simply type in the text you wish to have converted. The form expands as you make your selections.