Assistive Technology Classes & Services
Dragon Naturally Speaking and Windows Speech Recognition
are taught in an 8 week intensive course. Type and control
the computer by voice. Two sections are offered in Fall
CABT 272 is a semester-length 1 unit course designed to
give students the opportunity to learn assistive
technology software and hardware that are relevant to the
students' needs or disabilities.
CABT 111 and 272 classes meet in Room 1402, in the Computer Technology Center, nearest to Parking Lot M.
Make a 30-minute appointment to learn about assistive
technology and services, including accommodations, or for
orientation to the specialized lab. Examples of topics
covered in appointments include: use of JAWS screen
reader, ZoomText screen magnification software, Kurzweil
3000 learning software, TextAloud text-to-speech software,
and Dragon NaturallySpeaking or Windows speech recognition
software. Services include instruction in scanning,
converting text to MP3, test-taking strategies with
Kurzweil 3000 and much more.
Appointments can be made by calling the A.T. lab at
831-477-5262, or Disabled Student Services at 479-6379.
The Assistive Technology Instructor also coordinates accommodations involving assistive technology. If you need to use A.T. hardware or software in a classroom or lab (which doesn't have it currently), make a request to the AT specialist by phone, email, or in person. For test accommodations, contact Disabled Student Services.
Assistive Technology can be described as hardware or software designed to make it possible for a person to access computer technology who otherwise would not be able to or who would be severely limited. For example, a person with repetitive strain injury and wrist pain who finds a standard keyboard and mouse inaccessible would choose assistive technology--in this example, speech recognition software.
Matching a person to assistive technology software and
hardware is a process of trial and error. Only you will
know what works best for you, but we can make suggestions,
show you possibilities, and give you ideas for what might
be useful for you. To get a better idea of what assistive
technology hardware and software is available at Cabrillo
College, click on the AT Hardware and Software link.
The Assistive Technology Lab is located within the
Computer Technology Center (CTC). The open hours can be
found at CTC
Supported Lab hours (where the Assistive Technology
Specialist is present to assist students) change each
semester: however, generally speaking, in Fall and Spring
Semesters we staff both morning and afternoon hours; in
Winter and Summer no AT instructional support is present.
Please call the lab for more details.
Phone: (831) 477-5262 email: caingel [at]
During Winter and Summer sessions, contact DSPS at 479-6379.
|Assistive Technology Lab|
|Location:||Computer Technology Center, Bldg #1400|
|Hours||See the CTC Hours Page|
* During Winter and Summer Sessions, contact DSPS at 831.479.6379.