Assistive Technology is 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. Most computer classrooms and labs have accessibility features, including large monitors, JAWS screenreaders, and ZoomText. If you need a specific assistive technology accommodation for a course, please contact the ASC at (831) 479-6379 or (831) 479-6370.
What Assistive Technology is Available?
- Text-to-speech software for reading exams aloud
- Word processor with MS Word and spell check (if appropriate)
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
- JAWS screenreader
- ZoomText screen enlargement software
ASC Lab, Room 1072
The ASC Lab is presently closed due to Covid-19. When the building is re-opened, the ASC Lab will be available during normal business hours unless reserved.
The Lab schedule will be posted on the door. You may also call the ASC at (831) 479-6379 or (831) 479-6370 for more information.
Assistive Technology hardware and software are also available in many other locations on campus. Please refer to the list below. Please call first to ensure availability.
- Cabrillo College Library
Phone: (831) 479-6163 Reference desk
- Cabrillo Computer Technology Center, Building 1400
Phone: (831) 477-5286
- Watsonville Computer Technology Center
Phone: (831) 477-5103