Assistive Technology

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.

Hours and Contact Information
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
(831) 479-6379
(831) 479-6370
Virtual Fax
(831) 477-3738
The second floor of the library behind HUB
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