Computer and Adaptive Devices at High Tech Center
Screen reading software
Provides speech output of documents for students with visual impairment and/or learning disabilities
For students with visual impairments
Voice recognition software
Allows input into computer by talking rather than typing
Scan and read technology
Scans printed material into the computer, which reads it out loud.
Braille translation software
Translates computer documents into braille
Prints out the documents above in braille
For those who can use a mouse rather than type on a keyboard
Alternative input devices (e.g., trackballs, glide pads, joy stick)
Provides computer access for students who cannot use a keyboard or voice input
Operating systems visual, auditory and keyboard adaptations
Ergonomic Aids such as adjustable tables, chairs, footstools, etc.
Copy holders with line guides
In addition to providing the computer equipment, the High Tech Training Center staff teaches students how they can use technology to compensate for any educational limitations caused by their disabilities.
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