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Assistive Technology

Overview

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Students needing assistive technology should:

Assistive Technology Consultation and Training

The DRC Assistive Technology Specialist offers consultation and training on the following:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech recognition software)
  • JAWS (screen-reading software)
  • Livescribe Smartpen
  • Zoom Text (screen-magnifying software)
  • Read Please
  • Natural Reader
  • Read & Write Gold (text reading software)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (text reading software)

Training is available from 9:00am--4:00pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays, and 9:00am to noon on Fridays. To request training, complete the Assistive Technology Consultation/Alt Media Training Request form with your Access Specialist

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DRC Tech Exploration Lab

The following assistive technology is available at the DRC site for exploration or training, or for use during alternative testing by eligible students:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech recognition software)
  • JAWS (screen-reading software)
  • Zoom Text (screen-magnifying software)
  • Read & Write Gold (text reading software)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (text reading software)
  • ZoomText Large Print Keyboard
  • CCTV, aka video magnifier (print enlarger)
  • Motorized adjustable workstations

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Equipment Check Out

The following equipment is available for loan to eligible students:

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Getting Good Grades with Gadgets

AT Specialist John Lee teaches a Student Success Seminar through the Academic Skills Center. Information from his handout can be referenced at Getting Good Grades with Gadgets.

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Kennedy Library

Accessible Computer Workstation Locations

Check out the map that shows the several Accessible Computer Workstations located in Kennedy Library.

Available Equipment

The following equipment is available for use by eligible students:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech recognition software)
  • JAWS (screen-reading software)
  • Zoom Text (screen-magnifying software)
  • Read & Write Gold (text reading software)
  • ZoomText Large Print Keyboard
  • Kensington ExpertMouse Pro (trackball)
  • CCTV, aka video magnifier (print enlarger)
  • Motorized adjustable workstations
  • Dual LCD monitors with monitor arms

Note: A Self-Serve Station on the Library 2nd Floor includes a printer, scanner and computer with Read & Write Gold software. For instruction on how to use the Self-Serve Station, please contact AT Specialist John Lee at jlee245@calpoly.edu.

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Contact

For training on all or any of the above specialized equipment, contact the DRC Assistive Technology Specialist, John Lee,  at 756-5972 or jlee245@calpoly.edu. (top)


Contact

Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)
Phone: 805-756-1395
Fax: 805-756-5451
Email: drc@calpoly.edu