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Assistive Technology

To obtain full access to the Assistive Technology, students should  register with the Center for Student Access.

Jaws Screen Reader

JAWS for Windows is manufactured by Freedom Scientific, JAWS is a powerful accessibility solution that reads information on your screen using synthesized speech.

JAWS provides many useful facilities 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.

Jaws can be found in the following locations:

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Speak into a microphone and your words are typed by this program into a word processing document.

Dragon Naturally Speaking can be found in the following locations:

Natural Reader

Natural Reader is text to speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words.

Natural Reader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod

Natural Reader can be found in the following locations:

  • TLC 251

Duxbury Braille Translator

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) provides translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to Braille (and vice versa). DBT also provides word-processing facilities for working directly in Braille as well as in print.

Duxbury Braille Translator is located in TLC 251.

Optelec Clear View

This Clear View+ system magnifies text and photos with an average zoom range of 2.7X - 72X.

The Optelec Clear View is located on the 3rd floor of the library.

Romeo Pro 50 Braille Embosser

A single sided Braille printer that embosses at 50 characters per second.

The Braille Embosser is located in TLC 251.

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