Adaptive Technology

The descriptions below are taken from the manufacturer's website where possible.

  • JAWS - Job Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.
  • Kurzweil 3000 - A powerful literacy software for students and adults who struggle with accessing printed text - whether that be curriculum materials, casual reading at home or reading competency in the work place. Kurzweil 3000 provides the support needed to keep up with assigned reading, practice critical study skills, and successfully complete writing projects. This software tool supports needs of both the general and special education classroom, including those who are still learning to read, those learners identified with a learning disability such as dyslexia, and those with low vision or physical disabilities. Available on six computers in the Course Reserves area on the second floor.
  • Video Print Magnifier - Enlarges the print in a book and displays it on a video screen. Available in the book stacks.
  • Zoom-Twix - Zoom-Twix takes the easy-to-use proven technology of Zoom-Ex, the seamless integration of an instant digital scanner and lightning fast OCR, and adds a zoomable long distance camera to capture what’s on a blackboard, whiteboard, on your desk or in the room-at any magnification, all controlled from your laptop’s keyboard. Zoom-Twix is ideal for anyone with low vision but especially students or professionals who need to capture text on a blackboard, whiteboard, on a desk or in the room-at any magnification, all controlled from a laptop’s keyboard. Available at the circulation counter on the first floor.