Assistive Technologies are equipment or systems used by individuals with disabilities to improve functional capabilities and facilitate the use of computers or electronic devices to access information. The High Tech Center offers training for the use of Assistive Technology. Visit us for more information and assistance about assistive technology programs.

Assistive Technology (AT)

The following assistive technologies describe  the software and hardware at the High Tech Center (HTC). Connect on links of any AT for more information...

AT Software

Assistive Technology  Software for Vision Impairments

Jaws LogoJaws 

JAWS is a comprehensive screen reading system that helps low vision or blind users complete tasks such as browsing the web, sending and reading e-mail, utilizing spreadsheets, and accessing databases...

 

Kurzweil 1000 LogoKurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 is scanning/reading software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to students with visual impairments. The application turns text into synthesized speech and does much more...

 

 
Zoom Text LogoZoom Text
ZoomText is a software that magnifies  the computer screen for students with low vision. This program also has  the ability to speak to the user as he/she works...

 

Assistive Technology Software for Learning Disabilities

 

Kurzweil 3000 LogoKurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a program that enables conversion of print to electronic text which can be read to the user. The program also offers a variety of study skill tools  to make learning easy...

 

Assistive Technology Software for Mobility Impairments

 
Dragon Naturally Speaking LogoDragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice recognition system that makes it possible to write text and to control most application and workstation functions with your voice...

 

AT Hardware

Assistive Technology  Hardware  for Vision Impairments

  • Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) - are available at  the HTC and DSPS Testing Services  for video magnification of print and other materials.
  • Headsets - Students can concentrate on audio text, and use attached microphone which allows for hands-free use of voice recognition software.
  • Double monitors - provide a better view of  enlarged text and graphics if needed.
  • Flat-bed scanners
  • Tactile Image Enhancer - creates an upraised impression of an image on specially made paper.
  • Large-Print Keyboard - Black on Yellow
    Large-Print Keyboard - White on Black
  • Magnifying Glass Tools
  • Talking Calculator

Assistive Technology Hardware for Learning Disabilities

  • Headphones can provide privacy. Students can concentrate on audio text.
  • Flat-bed scanners

Assistive Technology Hardware for Mobility Impairments

  • Adjustable height chairs and adjustable height tables.
  • Laptops equipped with adaptive software from the HTC throughout the school year.
  • Ergonomic and special keyboards that make typing more comfortable.
  • Headsets with  attached microphone which allows for hands-free use of voice recognition software.