The Assistive Technology Computer Lab at the Disability Resource Center has the following equipment:
19 Height Adjustable Computer Workstations:
5 iMac with OS X (Snow Leopard) and 22" monitors
Dell Optiplex 380 Computers, Intel Core2 Duo, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB RAM
21" Wide-Screen Flat Panel ACER Monitor
Canon LIDE 90 Scanners
HP 4250 Duplex Printer
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit / Snow Leopard OS X
Microsoft Windows Office 2007 Professional (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
Omnipage 16 Scanning Software
- Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV)
- Optalec ClearView
- Pulsedata Smartview 8000
- Refreshable Braille Displays
- PowerBraille 80 Character
- PowerBraille 40 Character
- Braille Embossers
- Tiger Advantage 3D
- Juliet Pro
- Alternative Mice (trackballs and mousepads)
- Alternative Keyboards (natural and smaller size)
A. Text to Speech Programs – Allows you to listen to materials you have scanned, text you have written, emails or Internet material. (Kurzweil 3000, Kurzweil 1000, WYNN, ReadPlease, NaturalReader).
B. Voice Recognition – Allows you to dictate (speak to the computer) to write papers or control the computer. Voice training is necessary to use this program. (Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Premium).
C. Word Prediction / Homophone Checker – Predicts words / phrases as you type, providing assistance with spelling and / or amount of typing. It will also check for homophone errors. For example: He threw the ball vs. He went through the tunnel. (Kurzweil 3000, WYNN)
D. Inspiration – Software for outlining / concept mapping which allows writers to create visual diagrams and text outlines to assist with the writing process.
E. Screen Magnification – Enlarge the screen for visually impaired individuals and has limited speech reading capabilities. (ZoomText, MAGic, Windows Magnifier).
F. Screen Reader – Reads all information shown on the computer screen and allows access to the computer for visually impaired individuals. (JAWS).
- Free text conversion tool
- Make your Mac Speak!
- Instructions for creating Audio (MP3 or WAV) file with Kurzweil 3000
- Websites for Assistive Technologies at the UA