The Access Center for Disability Accommodations and Adaptive Technology offers a wide selection of hardware and software. The Access Center has only the most sophisticated and up-to-date Adaptive Technologies available on the market today. From Screen Reading software to controlling the entire computer with your voice, we can ensure that our students have the opportunities every student should have.
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Jaws is the most fully featured Screen Reading Software on earth, and because of that, the ACCESS Center has utilized this tool as the majority of our students have requested it due to its versitility and ease of use. JAWS has the ability to read any text, be it in basic ASCII Code, HTML or even just plain text from a Microsoft Word Document.
ZoomText is the unparalleled leader in Screen Enlargement technology. Now, with their new XFonts system, you can see your text clearer than ever. The ACCESS Center employs the use of ZoomTEXT Xtra! for both Limited Screen Reading and the best Screen Enlargement Tech available!
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred gives the power to create documents, reports and emails three times faster than most people type — with up to 99% accuracy. Surf the Web by voice or dictate and edit in Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel WordPerfect, and most other Windows-based applications. Create voice commands to quickly insert blocks of texts or images — such as your name, title, and signature. Dictate into a handheld device when you're away from your PC, or use a Bluetooth microphone for the same great dictation results without the wires
Using the proven power of visual learning, Inspiration® helps students strengthen critical thinking, comprehension and writing skills across the curriculum. Students build graphic organizers to represent concepts and relationships and use the integrated outlining capability to further organize ideas for reports. What used to be a hurdle is now an inspiration!
"Designed with students in mind. Neo is a rugged and lightweight learning tool that can be used anywhere, with 700 hours or more of operation on 3 AA alkaline batteries. Instant on/off and autosave eliminate startup delays and accidental data loss." AlphaSmart Technologies
The Neo offers productivity tools other than just note taking and document management. It also includes a Calculator, Spell-Checking and Thesaurus features.
Texthelp Read&Write Software is an excellent tool that empowers students and adults to read and write on their own with greater proficiency. Its greatest power comes from the number of powerful features bundled into one easy to use software that's usable within any application.
Victor Reader Stream gives you access to a book with equivalent speed, flexibility and accuracy of reading a printed book. Download your favourite books and MP3s on your Stream and leave home with your library in the palm of your hand. This versatile, powerful DAISY-MP3 and NISO player lets you read and navigate through complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. You can also use its built in text to speech to read books in text format such as Bookshare. And that’s not all… there are many more functions, including an integrated microphone to record voice notes.