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Assistive Technology

Learning & Adaptive Software

JAWS for Windows

JAWS provides software for students with visual impairments. The JAWS software reads aloud electronic text and provides many useful commands that make it easier to use programs, edit documents, and read web pages. With a refreshable Braille display, JAWS can also provide Braille output in addition to, or instead of speech. Please contact the Office of Disability Resources on how to access this software on campus.

 

Kurzweil Reading

Kurzweil comes in two different models. Model 1000 is for students with visual impairments. This software model reads aloud electronic text or documents that have been scanned. Model 3000 is for students with learning disabilities as well as those with limited vision. This model reads aloud electronic text or documents that have been scanned as well as highlights the words being read for visual input. Please contact the Office of Disability Resources for more information on how to access this software on campus.

Kurzweil Introduction (pdf)

Kurzweil Training & Handouts (pdf)

 

 

 

 

Zoom Text Magnifier & Reader

Zoom Text Magnifier & Reader is a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances, and reads aloud everything on the computer screen. Please contact the Office of Disability Resources for more information on how to access this software on campus.

 


 

 

Read Out Loud

Read OutLoud provides structure and a robust set of tools for students use to independently practice comprehension strategies recommended by the National Reading Panel Report and Reading Next. Please contact the Office of Disability Resources for more information on how to access this software on campus. This software can also be downloaded to students computers. *Students must be registered with the Office of Disability Resources

Read OutLoud Introduction & Training Handout (pdf)

Read OutLoud Quick Reference (pdf)

 


 

 

The Learning & Adaptive software has been added to various computer labs around campus.

 

Campus Locations - Assistive Technology Software

Policies & Procedures: Assistive Technology

 

Technology & Equipment

Alpha Smart

A portable computer companion that allows the student to enter and edit text, then send to any computer for formatting or directly to a printer. This equipment may be checked out on loan from the Office of Disability Resources.

Available for Loan


 

 

Tape Recorders

Students with approved accommodations may record their class lectures with the permission of the Professor. Tape recorders can be checked out on loan from the Office of Disability Resources. Students must provide their own batteries and cassette tapes.

Available for Loan


 

 

Victor Reader Vibe

Victor Reader Vibe is a device designed to play Learning Ally's (formerly RFB&D) digital e-books on CD in the DAISY format. This device may be checked out on loan from the Office of Disability Resources.

Available for Loan


 

 

Reading Pens

Reading Pens are able to read aloud any highlighted text. The reading pen will also define words for students as well. This great tool can be checked out on loan from the Office of Disability Resources.

Available for Loan


 

 

Live Scribe Pens

These live scribe pens are used with a special type of paper to record your classroom lectures. The pen has the ability to record what you have written and it can also pick up on what is going on around you. You can take the recordings and download them to your computer as well.

Available for Loan


 

 

 

Questions & Concerns

If a student has questions or concerns regarding assistive technology accommodations then please contact:

Cam Patterson '10
Program Coordinator
pattersoncd@longwood.edu