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.

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Hours and Contact Information
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm
Phone:
(831) 479-6379
(831) 479-6370
Email:
asc@cabrillo.edu
Fax (inactive)
(831) 479-6393
Virtual Fax:
(831) 477-3738
TTY (hearing impaired)
(inactive) (831) 479-6421
Location:
Room 1072 Upstairs behind the library in The Hub.
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