Assistive Technology programs offered
Programs offered for exams and what they do:
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.13
    • Kurzweil 3000 is a text-to-speech learning program with integrated study tools, such as text-to-speech, text highlighting and essay formatting directly from the file, etc. This program assists readers with learning disabilities (i.e.:dyslexia), those who require reading intervention, or those who struggle with reading comprehension.  It can also be beneficial to English language learners.  A free demo can be found at the above website.
  •  Read & Write Gold
    • Read and Write Gold is an easy-to-use toolbar which sits discreetly on top of any open Windows application. Users are offered additional support when reading or composing text through the use of text-to-speech capability throughout the software program.  This program is optimal as a solution for literacy difficulties, people who have dyslexia, or for those learning English as a second language.  A free demo can be found at the above website.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking v.11.5
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking allows the user voice control of the computers’ desktop and applications, specifically speech-to-text recognition. Unfortunately, a free demo of this program is not available.
  • Zoomtext v.10
    • Zoomtext Magnifier enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen, including icons and Microsoft Office programs.  This helps individuals with vision impairs to easily see and use the computer interface.  A free demo can be found at the above website.
  • JAWS v.13
    • JAWS is the world’s most popular screen reader and was developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content.  This program reads aloud material on the computer screen.  A free demo can be found at the above website.
  • Window-Eyes
    • Window-Eyes is is a stable, secure and customizable screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to be completely independent on a PC and be more successful and productive at school and in the workplace. A free demo can be found at the link above.