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Technology

The following are common accommodations. All decisions regarding accommodation requests, including others not listed below, are made in consultation with the student's Program Specialist and in accordance with UNM Policy 2310.  

Computers

Computers are available for student use at the Accessibility Resource Center or in the Accessibility Services room in Zimmerman Library. Computers may be used to complete essay exams or access information using adaptive software.

Students registered for services may bring their laptops in to our IT department to help resolve computer issues. If possible, ARC staff will install anti-virus software (Symantec Endpoint Protection) free of charge and help diagnose software problems. However, we cannot repair or replace hardware, or reinstall software without proper licenses.

Electronic Textbooks

Students approved for Electronic Text (ET) must be registered with the Accessibility Resource Center each semester that they are requesting converted textbooks. Students are responsible for notifying the Program Specialist regarding their ET needs. This should be done before the start of each semester or as soon as the need arises.

In compliance with Federal Copyright Laws, students are required to provide a class syllabus and receipt for each book being converted. Every effort will be made to provide an ET within 15 working days of the request as outlined in the University of New Mexico Policy 2310 Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities. Copyrighted electronic texts will only be available to the student during the semester for which he or she is registered with the corresponding class. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Program Specialist if any reading assignments are added or changed.

Once the converted materials are ready, the student will be contacted by the Technical Support Analyst. Students should indicate if they prefer to be contacted by phone or by email. If a student changes their contact phone number or email, it is their responsibility to notify the Technical Support Analyst of the change. It is the student’s responsibility to  notify the Technical Support Analyst if there is a problem with the converted materials.

(Download the Electronic Text Agreement here.)

Adaptive Equipment/Software

Adaptive equipment and software are available in the Accessibility Resource Center and in the Accessibility Services Room at Zimmerman Library. If a student or faculty member requests it, adaptive equipment or software can be installed in other labs and classrooms.

Equipment

  • CCTV
  • FM Assistive Listening Systems
  • Digital Audio Player/Recorders/Livescribe Pens
  • Tiger Embosser, Juliet Brailler
  • Picture In A Flash (P.I.A.F.)

Software

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (PC and Mac) 
  • JAWS (PC Only)
  • Read & Write (PC and Mac) 
  • ZoomText (PC Only)