Assistive Technology Lab and Testing Service

At the Assistive Technology Lab and Testing Service we:

  • Proctor exams (supervise students taking tests) for professors.
  • Provide extended time and/or a distraction reduced environment for students who have a documented need for such testing accommodations.
  • Provide specialized technology that is helpful for students with a variety of disabilities.

Request to test at the Assistive Technology Lab and Testing Service

Whether taking tests or studying, eligible students can use:

AUDIO/ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF TEXTBOOK

  • Alternate format texts - recorded or digital versions of some textbooks.
  • Student must qualify for this service as determined by supporting documentation.

COMPUTERS WITH SPEECH AND BRAILLE OUTPUT

  • JAWS- popular screen reader for use by individuals with low vision or who are totally blind. Works with a variety of programs and provides Braille output in addition to or instead of speech.
  • Mega Dots is a mature DOS braille translator which uses Nemeth Code.
  • Duxbury-Braille Translation Software

MAGNIFICATION SOFTWARE AND CCTV'S

  • Zoom Text- enlarges and enhances everything on computer screen, for use by individuals with visual impairments.
  • CCTVs'-(Closed Circuit Televisions)- magnify print, handwriting and photos placed under a "camera."

SCREEN READERS AND SCANNERS

  • ClaroRead is a program which converts scanned text, including PDF files, into spoken text with complete clarity.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking is a Speech Recognition Software
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:53