Adapted Computer Training Center
The DRC Adapted Computer Training Center, located on the first floor of the library, is designed to serve students with a variety of disabilities. The program goals are to explore vocational computer possibilities, provide training in the use of assistive technology and to support students as they enter other academic environments. Training classes offered each semester focus on the use of the computer as a tool in academics in combination with assistive technology. Specialized software includes:
Kurzweil 3000: coverts printed material into an electronic text format on the PC. This reading and study skills software is specifically designed to assist students with learning disabilities listen to text books and their written work.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking: voice recognition software that allows the student to dictate papers and control the functions of the computer. This software benefits students with motor problems as well as those with writing difficulties.
Zoomtext: screen magnification software that enlarges the display from 1.25X to 24X and also offers speech output.
JAWS: screen reading software for students with blindness. With this software the student can “hear” everything that happens on the computer from controlling programs to typing papers.
OpenBook: converts printed documents into an electronic text format on your PC. Quality speech technology is used to read the text aloud. This program contains features that aid in studying including bookmarks and a dictionary feature.
Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV): magnifies printed material with adjustments for contrast and color to improve reading ability for students with low vision. The training center offers two different models for student use.
Contact: Sherry Goldsmith (email@example.com), Ext. 3081