Assistive Technology

The following assistive technologies and equipments are available at Disability Services or the distraction free room in the testing center for the students with disabilities. Students must be verified to use them with free of charge by their disability counselors. Please visit us at Disability Services for more information.

Kurzweil 3000 is the comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for any struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as: dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners. Kurzweil displays the textbook page on the screen and then highlights the words as it reads it to you. Learn more at their website or stop by the reading center for a demonstration.

Dspeech is a free text-to-speech program you can get for your own computer. It has some pretty powerful features for a freeware program. Download your copy at or you may stop by MCK 290 and ask for a CD copy. You may want to add a computer voice if your computer doesn't have any newer, more natural sounding voices installed.

Dragon Naturally Speaking
Dragon Naturally Speaking is an easy-to-use speech recognition software program that transcribes spoken words as well as having a text-to-speech function. Learn more by visiting their website.

The UbiDuo™ is a portable, wireless, battery-powered, stand-alone communication device that facilitates simultaneous face-to-face communication by means of two displays and two keyboards.


Watch in action in the video

For more information about this equipment, visit the website.

Large Keyboard VisionBoard
The VisionBoard2 keyboard improves readability and reduces eye strain with high-visibility letters and numbers.