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 Adaptive Technology Lab Policies (Word) (PDF)


Welcome to the DRC Adaptive Technology computer Lab! We have just finished building our comprehensive and accessible adaptive technology lab here in the Disability Resource Center . The AT lab is located in rooms 105 and 107 Frist Hall. It is open 8 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday. Some of the resources within the AT lab include:

  • General Microsoft Office applications
  • JAWS 15.0
  • Kurzweil 1000 version 9.0
  • Kurzweil 3000 version 10.0
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking 
  • Zoom Text 10.0
  • Inspiration
  • Height-adjustable tables
  • Flatbed scanners
  • Read Please Text to Speech software
  • Kurzweil 3000 - Firefly

 New - Fall 2009:

  • Wordtalk 
    Wordtalk is a free plug-in which can help people with reading difficulties. It will dictate the text from document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits neatly in your toolbar and is highly configurable, allowing you to adjust the highlight colors, the voice and the speed of the speech.

DRC also has various assistive technology resources for students to check out, on a first-come first-served basis. Borrowed technology is due back in DRC the last day of classes for the semester. Some technology available include:

  • Alternative Keyboards
  • Track Ball Mouse
  • Sound Machines
  • Alpha Smarts
  • One 2 One Student Mates - low cost student laptops
  • Large Print Dictionary
  • Key to Access VPods
  • X Y Coordinate Pegboards
  • Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board
  • Tactile Image Enhancer Junior
  • Escope Amplified Stethescopes
  • Williams Sound FM Systems
  • Personal Sound Enhancer
  • Optelec Traveller
  • Clear Note Magnification System
  • Victor Reader Vibe and Wave CD Players for RFB&D Books on CD
  • Victor Reader Streams
  • Classmate Readers
  • Digital Recorders
  • Magnifiers
  • Talking Scientific Calculator
  • Large Key Talking Calculator
  • Headphones
  • Livescribe Echo Smart Pens
  • Pebble Hand Held Magnifiers

Portable Braille Tactile Maps

Currently available in DRC; soon to be located at various locations across campus.

If you are interested in learning more about the different software and hardware available, please do not hesitate to contact Bryon Kluesner, Adaptive Technology Coordinator, at 425-4006.