Technology

Technology

The Office of Accessibility (OA), in partnership with community and campus resources, uses technology devices, accommodations, and services to help students with and without disabilities learn more independently. Below we have identified the needs of students with certain disabilities and potential assistive technology solutions.

The list below is designed to raise awareness of the needs associated with different categories of disability and to introduce accommodations and assistive technology used to aid persons who have such disabilities. Remember each person is unique in their needs; therefore this is not an exhaustive list.

    Areas Affected:

    • Attention/Concentration
    • Listening
    • Medication Side Effects
    • Memory
    • Note Taking
    • Reading Comprehension

    Accommodations:

    • Assistive Technology
    • Distraction Reduced Exam Environment
    • Extended Time on Exams
    • Earphones (Noise Canceling)
    • Earplugs/
    • Note Takers OR Recording/Transcribing Apps (Otter.ai)

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Alpha Smart
    • Livescribe Pulse Smart Pen
    • Scanner and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software
    • Tape Recorder for Classes
    • Text to Speech Software
    • Scan to Speech Software
    • Web to Speech Software

    Areas Affected:

    • Auditory Processing
    • Automaticity of Language
    • Memory
    • Processing Speed
    • Sound-Symbol Learning
    • Visual processing
    • Visual/ Motor Integration

    Accommodations:

    • Distraction Reduced Exam Environment
    • Extended Time on Exams
    • Note Takers OR Recording/Transcribing Apps (Otter.ai)
    • Oral Testing
    • Readers
    • Scribes
    • Textbooks in Alternative Format

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Electronic Spell Checker
    • Digital Tape Recorder
    • Grammar/ Spell Check Software
    • Scanner and OCR Software
    • Text/ Scan/ Web to Speech Software
    • Voice Recognition Software
    • Word Prediction Software
    • Written Language Software

    Areas Affected:

    • Concentration
    • Consistency of Performance
    • Mental Fatigue
    • Over Stimulation
    • Physical Fatigue
    • Medication Side Effects

    Accommodations:

    • Distraction Reduced Exam Environment
    • Extended Time on Exams
    • Earphones/ Earplugs During Exams
    • Note Takers OR Recording/Transcribing Apps (Otter.ai)

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Digital Tape Recorder
    • Scanner and OCR Software
    • Text/ Scan/ Web to Speech Software

    Areas Affected:

    Health:

    • Concentration
    • General Health Functioning
    • Mobility
    • Stamina

    Mobility:

    • Upper Extremity Limitations
    • Lower Extremity Limitations
    • Sitting
    • Standing
    • Stamina
    • Traveling Quickly
    • Walking

    Accommodations:

    • Adapted Seating
    • Distraction Reduced Exam Environment
    • Extended Time on Exams
    • Earphones/ Earplugs During Exams
    • Note Takers OR Recording/Transcribing Apps (Otter.ai)
    • Scribes
    • Textbooks in Alternative Format

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Adaptive Keyboard
    • Adaptive mice
    • Alternate Input/ Output Devices
    • Joy Stick
    • Keyguard
    • On Screen Keyboard
    • Screen Reading Software
    • SmartNav Hands Free System
    • Trackball
    • Voice Recognition Software
    • Word Prediction Software

    Areas Affected:

    • Mobility
    • Reading
    • Writing

    Accommodations:

    • Braille Labels
    • Braille Signs
    • Braille Print Materials
    • Enlarged Print Materials
    • Enlarged Screen
    • Extended Time for Exams
    • Lab Assistant
    • Mobility Instruction
    • Note Takers
    • Oral Exams
    • Raised Line Drawings
    • Readers
    • Scribes
    • Printed Materials in Alternative Formats ( audio format (mp3), enlargements, pdf, pdf. with text, and others listed above

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Braille Printer
    • Braille Translation Software
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Digital Tape recorder
    • Large Keycaps for Keyboard
    • Large Screen Monitor
    • Locating Dots
    • Microphone
    • Raised Line Drawing Device
    • Refreshable Braille Display
    • Scanner
    • Screen Magnification Software
    • Text/ Scan/ Web to Speech Software
    • Type and Speak or Braille and Speak
    • Voice Recognition Software
    • Digital Accessible Information System (D.A.I.S.Y.)
    • Color Overlays

    Areas Affected:

    • Language Development
    • Listening
    • Written Language
    • Oral Expression

    Accommodations:

    • Captioning of Video Material
    • Note Takers OR Recording/Transcribing Apps (Otter.ai)
    • Priority Seating
    • Real Time Captioning in Class
    • Sign Language Interpreter

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Assistive Listening Device
    • Captioning Equipment
    • Flashing/ Visual Icons for Sounds
    • D.D or T.T.Y
    • Video Relay System
    • Word Prediction Software
    • Warning Strobe

    Areas Affected:

    • Verbal Communication

    Accommodations:

    • Assistive Technology in Class
    • Advocacy for Alternative In class Oral Presentations

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Augmentative Communication Devices
    • Picture Boards
    • D.D. or T.T.Y
    • Text to Speech Software
    • Word Prediction Software

    Areas Affected:

    • Attention
    • Communication
    • Concentration
    • Consistency of Performance
    • Mental Fatigue
    • Over Stimulation
    • Physical Fatigue

    Accommodations:

    • Distraction Reduced Exam Environment
    • Extended Time on Exams
    • Earphones/ Earplugs During Exams
    • Note Takers OR Recording/Transcribing Apps (Otter.ai)

    Equipment/Assistive Technology:

    • Scanner and OCR Software
    • Sound Screen Conditioner
    • Digital Tape Recorder
    • Text/ Scan/ Web to Speech Software

Last Updated: 2/2/21