Assistive Technology

The U.S. Access Board defines assistive technology as any "item, piece of equipment or system, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is commonly used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

Any assistive technology a student qualifies for will be determined by the student and the Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinator based on the student's documentation.

  • Assistive technology software
    • Dragon Pro
    • Inspiration
    • JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reader
    • Kurzweil 1000
    • Kurzweil 3000
    • Natural Reader
    • NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access)
    • Zoomtext
  • Assistive technology hardware or equipment
    • Adaptive keyboards
    • Assistive listening devices
    • Closed-circuit televisions
    • Flatbed scanners
    • Large-screen computer monitors
    • Microphone headsets for voice-recognition software
    • Perkins Braillers
    • Sorenson Video Phones
    • Talking calculators
    • Trackballs
  • Assistive technology services
    • Alternative-formatted course materials
    • Alternative testing
    • Captioning for accommodation
    • Demonstration and training on AT equipment
    • Individual AT software training
    • Scanning textbooks (E-Text)

Assistive technology locations

  • Southern Wake Campus
    • DSS tech area
    • AT Room in Howell Library
    • Computer area in Howell Library
    • Individualized Learning Center
  • Scott Northern Wake Campus
    • DSS AT room
    • AT Room in library
    • Open Lab in library
  • Perry Health Sciences Campus
    • Library
  • Public Safety Education Campus
    • Library
  • Western Wake Campus
    • Library 
  • Beltline Education Center
    • Various locations