Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

JAWSJob Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. 

JAWS can be found on the Assistive Technology computers located in DRS and the Computer Commons alcove.

Natural Reader is a free professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. Natural Reader can be found on Table 5 and Table 7 in the Computer Common or loaded onto your personal computer using the link below.


Livescribe Smart Pens:
Record everything students hear and say
Link audio recordings to notes
Replay audio directly from paper by tapping on Livescribe dot paper
Share notes and pencasts as images.

Livescribe pens are checked out to students on a semester-by-semester basis. 

Dragon, the world’s best-selling speech recognition software, allows students to dictate documents, search the web, email and more on a computer — quickly and accurately — just by using voice.

Dragon can be found on the Assistive Technology computer located in DRS.

Kurzweil 3000 Literacy Software

Kurzweil 3000 is educational technology that brings all pieces of the literacy puzzle together with one easy, proven solution to ensure instruction and learning become personal — and meaningful progress becomes possible. Features include support for reading, comprehension, writing, assignments and tests.