Assistive Technology Program
The Assistive Technology (AT) Program gives students with disabilities access to computers using adaptive software and hardware. When students enroll in DSKL 825.1 - Assistive Computer Technology - Kurzweil 3000 I or DSKL 826.1 - Assistive Computer Technology - Dragon NaturallySpeaking I, they receive individualized training in the adaptive software that is unique to their learning and/or computer access needs. Students with disabilities have access to the computers with adaptive hardware and software throughout the day and evenings at various locations on campus and in Building 5, Room 5131 (*new location), during Assistive Technology Lab hours. The software available for students includes, but is not limited to, text-to-speech for reading and studying textbook material or handouts for classes and for brainstorming and organizing ideas for written assignments (e.g., Kurzweil 3000), voice recognition (e.g., Dragon NaturallySpeaking), word prediction (e.g., WordQ), screen magnification (e.g., Zoom- Text), and a screen reader (e.g., JAWS).
For additional information, please contact Judy Lariviere, Assistive Technology Specialist at (650) 738-4497.
As part of the Assistive Technology Program, students with learning or physical disabilities may request and receive their textbooks, tests and classroom materials in alternate format (e.g., electronic text, Braille or large print) from the Alternate Media Specialist.
For additional information, please contact Chris Weidman, Alternate Media Specialist at (650) 738-4393.