Services for Access & Assistive Technology
Some of the services offered through ODS:
- Note-takers allow you to concentrate on the lecture rather than worrying if you are writing down enough information.
- Exam Assistants provide you with the ability to take your test with ease. They can read your test questions and/or write down your verbal answers.
- Alternative Format Program provides you with books and materials available in eText, Daisey, MP3, Braille, tactile graphics and more.
- Assistive Technology Orientation Program offers individual and group orientation to the various assistive technology software and devices available through ODS and APSU.
Assistive Technology Lab
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
Hardware device that allows for enlargement of text up to 60 times the actual size.
- Magic Magnifier
Easy to use software programs that magnify the computer screen, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, online services, and more.
A powerful accessibility solution that reads information on your computer screen using synthesized speech.
- Kurzweil 3000
This award-winning text-to-speech software is a reading, writing, and study skills solution for struggling learners, including ESL students and students with disabilities.
- Kurzweil 1000
Software that makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired. It combines accessibility, communication and productivity tools to ease and enhance the reading, writing and learning experience.
Software for Windows and Mac that makes it easy to capture full recordings of classes and meetings and to work with that audio. The software makes recordings of speech a real, tangible thing, by visualizing audio as chunks, phrase-by-phrase.
Some of our Assistive Technology auxiliary aides available for loans:
- Voice Calculators
Provides an audio output for mathematical numbers and scientific functions.
- Digital Records
Small hand-held device that is used to record voice memos or lectures, and play the audio back.
- Hearing Helper FM System
Helps those with hearing impairments who need auditory assistance in a classroom.
- Victor Reader Vibe and Stream
Daisy, MP3 player for alternative format textbooks and files.
If you believe you can benefit from our services, please arrange an appointment with one of our staff to assess how we may best serve your needs.