Disability Services for Students

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Assistive Technology, Adaptive Equipment, and Software

Contact DSS for assistance in accessing equipment and software.



  • Loaner personal computer for exams
  • Phonic ear (assistive listening device)
  • Tape recorders and tapes
  • 4-track tape recorders
  • Institutional contract with RFB&D
  • DAISY readers for RFB&D loans
  • Kurzweil personal reader
  • Scanned or E-Books for use with Kurzweil reader software
  • Juliet Braille Printer (updated on request)
  • Jaws for Windows
  • Magic (screen enlarging software)
  • Naturally Speaking dictation software
  • headphones / microphones

Other equipment or supports on a case-by-case basis and based on documentation

Adaptive Technology Network: Through the generosity of a private donor, we are in the process of developing an Adaptive Technology Network. This project’s goal is to provide access to adaptive software for students with disabilities 24 hours a day/7 days a week, on personal computers. Students will be able to access the adaptive software from home, or from dorm rooms if they have hard-wired Internet access.

Adaptive computers are also available in the University Library and in the Memorial Union computer labs.

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