Technology

The following are technology-related accommodations that are made available to ARC students.

Computer Access

Computers are available for students to use at the Accessibility Resource Center computer lab. Computers may be used to complete essay exams, work on class assignments, access information using adaptive software, etc.

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, and we cannot reinstall software without proper licenses provided by the student.

Adaptive Software

The following adaptive software is available in the Accessibility Resource Center computer lab. If a student or faculty member requests it, adaptive software can also be installed in other computer labs and classrooms.

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (a dictation program)
  • JAWS (a screen reader for blind students)
  • Read & Write (provides text-to-speech and writing tools)
  • ZoomText (a screen enlargement program for students with visual impairments)