Disability Services Adaptive Technology

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

  • ZoomText – Enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the screen making computers accessible and friendly to low-vision users.

  • JAWS – Works with your PC to provide access to today’s software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer’s sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays.

  • Dancing Dots – software to convert music to Braille

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – Allows you to speak, and your words appear on screen in letters, spreadsheets, and forms. You can dictate reports and papers; enter data; fill-in forms; send e-mail; and work on the Web-all by voice!

  • OpenBook – Allows you to convert printed documents or graphic based text into an electronic text format using accurate optical character recognition and quality speech.

  • Duxbury – Allows you to import MS Word files and turn them into Braille at the touch of a button. You can also create Braille from virtually any word processor, scan in information, use information from the World Wide Web, or create documents with a built-in word processor.

  • Kurzweil – Allows you to convert printed documents or graphic based text into an electronic text format using accurate optical character recognition and quality speech.

 

HARDWARE

  • AlphaSmart – keyboard

  • Perkins Brailler – manual Braille typewriter

  • SwellForm – tactile imaging

  • Brailler – covert text to Braille for scanner/disk

  • Opal and Quicklook – handheld magnification equipment

  • MaxPort – portable magnification equipment

  • Closed Circuit TV - read text/enlarge text/zoom text

  • FM System – audio amplification and assistive listening devices

  • Audio recorder

  • Digital Recorders and software for audio textbook

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