Resources

Quickstart Guides

Updated 16 April 2015

Please enjoy our Quickstart Guides. They will help you use many of our most common Assistive Technology tools.

PC Software Guides

  • Audio Notetaker Download Word version of Audio Notetaker Guide Download PDF version of Audio Notetaker Guide
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Download Word version of Dragon 11 Guide Download PDF version of Dragon 11 Guide
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Download Word version of Dragon 13 Guide Download PDF version of Dragon 13 Guide
  • Dropbox (1/2013) Download Word version of Dropbox Guide Download PDF version of Dropbox Guide
  • EasyReader 6.02 Download Word version of EasyReader 6.02 Guide Download PDF version of EasyReader 6.02 Guide
  • Inspiration 9.0 Download Word version of Inspiration 9.0 Guide Download PDF version of Inspiration 9.0 Guide
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.13 for PC (3/2014) Download Word version of Kurzweil 3000 v. 13 for PC Guide Download PDF version of Kurzweil 3000 v. 13 for PC Guide
  • Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D) ReadHear Download Word version of Learning Ally Guide Download PDF version of Learning Ally Guide
  • Microsoft One Note 2007 Download Word version of OneNote 2007 Guide Download PDF version of OneNote 2007 Guide
  • Microsoft Word 2007 Download Word version of Word 2007 Guide Download PDF version of Word 2007 Guide
  • Natural Reader Download Word version of NaturalReader Guide Download PDF version of NaturalReader Guide
  • Rapid Reader Download Word version of RapidReader 6.0 Guide Download PDF version of RapidReader 6.0 Guide
  • Read & Write Gold 10 (Old Version) Download Word version of Read and Write Gold 10 Guide Download PDF version of Read and Write Gold 10 Guide
  • Read & Write Gold 11 for PC (1/2014) Download Word version of Read and Write 11 Guide Download PDF version of Read and Write 11 Guide
  • SSOverlay Download Word version of ssOverlay Guide Download PDF version of ssOverlay Guide
  • T-Bar Download Word version of T-Bar Guide Download PDF version of T-Bar Guide
  • Text Aloud 2 Download Word version of Text Aloud 2 Guide Download PDF version of Text Aloud 2 Guide
  • Vu-Bar 4.5 (10/2013) Download Word version of Vu-Bar 4.5 Guide Download PDF version of Vu-Bar 4.5 Guide
  • WordQ 3 (11/2013) Download Word version of WordQ 3 Guide Download PDF version of WordQ 3 Guide
  • WYNN 7.0 (12/2013) Download Word version of Wynn 7 Guide Download PDF version of Wynn 7 Guide
  • ZoomText 10 (11/2013) Download Word version of Zoomtext 10 Guide Download PDF version of Zoomtext 10 Guide

Mac Software Guides

  • Kurzweil 3000 v.5 for Mac (Cambium's Guide) Download PDF Guide from Cambium on Kurzweil 3000 v.5 for Mac
  • Read & Write Gold 5 for Mac (1/2014) Download Word version of Read and Write Gold 5 for Mac Guide Download PDF version of Read and Write Gold 5 for Mac Guide

Hardware Guides

  • Acrobat CCTV Magnifier Download Word version of Acrobat CCTV Guide Download PDF version of Acrobat CCTV Guide
  • AlphaSmart 3000 Download Word version of AlphaSmart 3000 Guide Download PDF version of AlphaSmart 3000 Guide
  • AlphaSmart Dana Download Word version of AlphaSmart Dana Guide Download PDF version of AlphaSmart Dana Guide
  • Classmate Reader Download Word version of Classmate Reader Guide Download PDF version of Classmate Reader Guide
  • Franklin Dictionary Download Word version of Franklin Dictionary Guide Download PDF version of Franklin Dictionary Guide
  • Go Talk Express 32 Download Word version of Go Talk Express 32 Guide Download PDF version of Go Talk Express 32 Guide
  • Livescribe Pulse Pen Download Word version of Livescribe Pulse Pen Guide Download PDF version of Livescribe Pulse Pen Guide
  • Olympus Digital Recorder Download Word version of Olympus Digital Recorder Guide Download PDF version of Olympus Digital Recorder Guide
  • Pebble Download Word version of Pebble Guide Download PDF version of Pebble Guide
  • Plextalk Pocket Download Word version of Plextalk Pocket Guide Download PDF version of Plextalk Pocket Guide
  • Plextalk PTN2 Download Word version of Plextalk PTN2 Guide Download PDF version of Plextalk PTN2 Guide
  • Pocket Talker Pro Download Word version of Pocket Talker Pro Guide Download PDF version of Pocket Talker Pro Guide
  • Victor Reader Stream Download Word version of Victor Reader Stream Guide Download PDF version of Victor Reader Stream Guide
  • Victor Reader Wave Download Word version of Victor Reader Wave Guide Download PDF version of Victor Reader Wave Guide
  • Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Download Word version of Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Guide Download PDF version of Wizcom ReadingPen 2 Guide
  • Wizcom ReadingPen TS Download Word version of Wizcom ReadingPen TS Guide Download PDF version of Wizcom ReadingPen TS Guide

Operating System Built-In Accessibility

  • Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Accessibility Built-Ins Download Word version of Mac OS 10.7 Built-Ins Guide Download PDF version of Mac OS 10.7 Built-Ins Guide
  • Windows 7 Speech Recognition Download Word version of Windows 7 Speech Recognition Guide Download PDF version of Windows 7 Speech Recognition Guide
  • Windows 7 Built-Ins Download Word version of Windows 7 Built-ins Guide Download PDF version of Windows 7 Built-ins Guide
  • Windows Vista Ease of Access Center Download Word version of Windows Vista Ease of Access Guide Download PDF version of Windows Vista Ease of Access Guide
  • Windows XP Built-In Accessibility Download Word version of Windows XP Built-ins Guide Download PDF version of Windows XP Built-ins Guide

Portable Technology

  • iOS7 Accessibility Features (2/2014) Download Word version of iOS7 Accessibility Guide Download PDF version of iOS7 Accessibility Guide
  • iPhone, iPod, and iPad Apps (11/2012) Download Word version of iPhone, iPod and iPad Apps Guide Download PDF version of iPhone, iPod and iPad Apps Guide
  • How to Choose E-Books & E-Readers for Accessibility - 2014 (3/2014) Download Word version of E-Books and E-Readers 2014 Guide Download PDF version of E-Books and E-Readers 2014 Guide
  • How to Choose an eReader (2013 Devices) Download Word version of How to Choose an E-Reader 2013 Guide Download PDF version of How to Choose an E-Reader 2013 Guide

Downloading Your Electronic Textbooks

This guide is for CSU students who receive their textbooks in an electronic format created by Resources for Disabled Students (RDS).

  • Alternate Format Delivery (8/2013) Download Word version of Alternate Format Delivery Guide Download PDF version of Alternate Format Delivery Guide

Computer Shortcut Keys

Changing Background Color

Miscellaneous Technology

  • Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity (2013) Download Word version of Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity Guide Download PDF version of Technology for Scotopic Sensitivity Guide
  • Overview of Free Assistive Technology (2/2013) Download Word version of Free Assistive Technology Guide Download PDF version of Free Assistive Technology Guide
  • Office Ergonomics Checklist Download Word version of Ergonomic Checklist Download PDF version of Ergonomic Checklist

Creating Universally Designed Electronic Materials

  • Accessibility By Design - A CSU website with tutorials, tips and resources on universal design and electronic accessibility.

Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat XI Accessibility

  • Usability and Accessibility of Course Materials for Diverse Students and Technologies
    • Word 2010/2013, PPT 2010/2013, PDF with Acrobat X/XI, and Canvas (10/2014) Download Word version of Usable and Accessible Course Materials Download PDF version of Usable and Accessible Course Materials
  • Word 2013: Creating Universally Designed Documents (5/2014) Download Word version of Accessible Word 2013 Download PDF version of Accessible Word 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013: Creating Universally Designed Presentations (8/2015) Download Word version of Accessible PPT 2013 Download PDF version of Accessible PPT 2013
  • PDF: Converting from Office 2013 to Acrobat XI (6/2014) Download Word version of Accessible PDFs with Office and Acrobat XI Download PDF version of Accessible PDFs with Office and Acrobat XI
  • PDF: Creating Searchable Scanned PDFs with Acrobat XI (6/2014) Download Word version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat XI Download PDF version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat XI

Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat X Accessibility

  • Top Tips for Accessible Documents
    • Word 2010, PPT 2010, and Acrobat X (1/2014) Download Word version of Top Tips for Accessible Documents Download PDF version of Top Tips for Accessible Documents
  • Word 2010: Creating Universally Designed Documents (5/2014) Download Word version of Accessible Word 2010 Download PDF version of Accessible Word 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010: Creating Universally Designed Presentations (10/2013) Download Word version of Accessible PowerPoint 2010 Download PDF version of Accessible PowerPoint 2010
  • PDF: Converting from Office 2010 to Acrobat X (11/2013) Download Word version of Accessible PDFs with Office 2010 and Acrobat X Download PDF version of Accessible PDFs with Office 2010 and Acrobat X
  • PDF: Creating Searchable Scanned PDFs with Acrobat X (10/2013) Download Word version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat X Download PDF version of Accessible Scanned PDFs with Acrobat X