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  • Disability Resources
  • Assistive Technology (Equipment & Courses)

    Assistive Technology (AT) includes hardware and/or software that will give a student with a disability equal access to a computer or classroom. AT assists individuals who have a visual or hearing impairment, brain injuries, orthopedic issues, or learning disabilities. AT available at PCC includes but is not limited to:

    Software:

    • Kurzweil 3000 – word prediction software to help with writing and spelling
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking – voice recognition software in place of keyboarding
    • Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor – helps student learn keyboarding skills
    • JAWS – auditory screen reader software
    • Zoom Text – screen magnifying software


    Hardware:

    • Dvorak, Half-QWERTY, and Ergonomic Keyboards – alternate configuration keyboards for orthopedic needs
    • Track ball mouse & TrackMan mouse – Ergonomic input device for limited fine motor needs.
    • IntelliKeys – adjustable response keyboard for limited motor skills
    • 25” CCTV – large monitor display for low vision


    Disability Resources offers college credit courses in the use of computer assistive technology, available to students with disabilities. The AT Classroom/Lab is available to students once they have completed their AT courses. Students interested in Assistive Technology courses should contact the Disability Resources office for further details 719-549-3446.