Disability Services| Assistive Technology and Alternate Format Material

Assistive Technology Policy

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities maintains an assistive technology lab which is located in Emmett Bashful Administration Building, room 205. The lab contains a variety of assistive technology software for students to complete assignments and is used for assistive technology examinations.

Assistive technology software available through Services for Students with Disabilities is as follows:

Dragon Naturally - Dragon Naturally is a speaking program adapted to the individual voice and enables hands-free usage of the computer.

Jaws for Windows - Jaws for Windows is a computer screen-reader application for individuals with visual impairments and Learning Disorders.

Juliet Brailler Translator - Juliet Brailler Translator is Braille translation software for individuals who are blind and use Braille. The Juliet provides translation and formatting facilities that automate the process of conversion from regular print to Braille and vice versa. It provides software facilities for working directly in both Braille and print.

Open Book - Open Book uses optical character recognition (OCR) to create a reading system that allows individuals with visual impairments to read print material (books, magazines, papers, memos) and electronic files, identify currency and perform sophisticated editing functions.

Wynn Reader - Wynn Reader reads the text aloud while highlighting the spoken words. It is designed to enhance success for individuals with reading challenges and writing difficulties.

Zoom Text - Zoom text is a magnifier that delivers up to 16x screen magnification. It enlarges and enhances everything on the screen for those individuals that are visually impaired.

Computer Assistive Technology Lab Policy

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Students are required to bring their own jump drives and are allowed the printing of no more than 15 sheets per student per day.
  • Students are to refrain from eating or drinking in the lab.
  • Students should avoid loud talking and profanity in the lab.
  • Students must not attempt to remove, configure, or modify computer settings.
  • Students are to clean the area they use around the computer when leaving.
  • Students are liable for any damage done to computers during their usage.
  • Testing students requiring assistive technology have a prevalence of a quiet environment in the office.

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