Assistive Technology

Students use assistive technology on the computer.An Institute staff member works with a student on the computer.

The Institute provides facilities that include learning labs equipped with specialized software and technology such as Kurzweil readers as well as a diagnostic center and dedicated technology classroom. Cutting edge assistive technology software is available to the students, including:

  • Kurzweil 3000: Optical character recognition software that "reads" scanned books to qualified students as they follow the text on screen. Using this software, students can select the voice and speed at which the books are "read." The Institute currently has approximately 150 books that can be made available to qualified students and also has access to electronic versions of textbooks that expedites their incorporation into Kurzweil.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Voice recognition software that allows a student to speak into a microphone and have the software "type" the words into a document.
  • Inspiration: Mind-mapping tool that allows students to brainstorm and create visual outlines for a paper or presentation before generating an actual outline.