Services

Assistive Technology on Campus

Updated 7 September 2016

Assistive Technology can be found on campus at the following locations.

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Installations as Needed

  • Your Departmental Computer Lab
    • If the majority of your work is done in your major's departmental computer lab on campus, we will work with the appropriate IT coordinator to ensure assistive technology is available.
  • Your Classroom
    • If you are taking a class that meets in a computer lab, we can install assistive technology in your classroom. We will bring the assistive technology you need to the location on campus where you complete your school work.
  • Your Office
    • If the majority of your work is done in a specific office on campus, we will work with the appropriate IT coordinator to ensure assistive technology is available. This is particularly helpful for graduate students with offices.

AT Hardware

The ATRC has a variety of hardware options that can be checked out to students or placed in a campus location depending on need. Availability is limited, so check with your ATRC service provider. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Epson GT 1500 Scanners - Available in Morgan Library AT Rooms
  • Alternative keyboards, mice, and other alternative access accessories
  • Ergonomic keyboards, mice, and other ergonomic accessories
  • Magnifiers
  • Digital voice recorders
  • Livescribe pens
  • Daisy / Audio book players

Locations Available to All ATRC Students

Morgan Library

Morgan Library has several options available for users of Assistive Technology.

Assistive Technology Rooms

  • The Assistive Technology rooms are available for use by any student working with ATRC.
  • The Morgan Library has seven private assistive technology rooms. Six are located on the 1st floor (map of 1st floor) and one is located on the 2nd floor (map of 2nd floor). 
  • Each room contains our Standard AT Software, adjustable height tables, microphone headsets, printers, and scanners. 
  • The first floor rooms have windows for natural lighting and the lighting in all rooms can be customized. 
  • You must scan your student ID to enter the rooms. Please contact the library helpdesk if you have problems.
  • Room 179 is equipped for students who are blind or have low vision. Contact your ATRC service provider if you need to be oriented to this room. In addition to our Standard AT Software, this room also has:
    • Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) v.11.2
    • 80 character refreshable braille display
    • Juliet Pro braille embosser
    • Digital video magnifier with speech
  • Assistive Technology rooms can be reserved using our online reservation system or by calling the library helpdesk at 491-1841.

Checkout Mac Laptops

126 Macbooks are available for checkout to students for a period of 6 hours at Morgan Library. The following AT software is installed on all checkout Mac laptops:

  • Kurzweil 3000 v. 5 for Mac
  • NaturalReader (Free)
  • Open Dyslexic Font (Free)
  • Screen Shades (Free)

iMacs - Library Public Lab

All 10 iMacs in the public walk-in lab have the following AT software installed:

  • Kurzweil 3000 v.5 for Mac
  • NaturalReader (Free)
  • Open Dyslexic Font (Free)
  • Read & Write 5 for Mac
  • Screen Shades (Free)

Checkout iPads

70 iPads are available for checkout at Morgan Library for a period of one week. The following AT apps are installed:

  • ClaroPDF
  • Google Drive
  • iCam Magnifier
  • Inspiration Maps
  • Learning Ally
  • Notability
  • Study Blue
  • VizWiz
  • Voice Dream Reader

TILT Great Hall - Laptop Checkout

  • Laptops are available for checkout to all CSU students on the 2nd floor of TILT.
  • Two laptops in the Great Hall have a complete package of our Standard AT Software.
  • Ask for an ATRC laptop at checkout.

Behavioral Science Building - Laptop Checkout

Laptops are available for checkout to all CSU students in the main lobby of the BSB for a period of 6 hours. Ask for a laptop with AT at checkout. Student ID is required.

PC Laptops

Fifteen PC Laptops have the following AT software installed:

  • Central Access Reader (CAR) (Free)
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Open Dyslexic Font (Free)
  • Read & Write Gold

Mac Laptops

Two Mac laptops have the following AT software installed:

  • Central Access Reader (CAR) (Free)
  • Open Dyslexic Font (Free)
  • Kurzweil 3000 for Mac
  • Read & Write for Mac

Locations Available Only to Eligible Students

Academic Advancement Center (AAC)

Adult Learner and Veteran Services (ALVS)

  • These computers are available for use by students registered with ALVS.
  • All 7 computers have Read & Write Gold and Kurzweil 3000 installed.
  • One computer has a complete package of our Standard AT Software.
  • A microphone headset is available for checkout from the front desk.

Athletics Department Computer Lab

  • These computers are available for students registered with the Athletics department.
  • All 30 computers in the main lab have Kurzweil 3000 and Read & Write Gold installed.
  • One computer in the quiet study room has a complete package of our Standard AT Software.

General Labs With Read & Write Gold

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health & Human Sciences
  • Morgan Library
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Vet Med & Biomedical Sciences (A202)

AT Software for Your Home Computer

The ATRC has purchased licenses that allow students to install the software on their home computers. Contact your ATRC Service Provider about installing Read & Write Gold or Kurzweil 3000 on your computer. Both Mac and PC versions are available. Some restrictions apply:

  • Hardware must meet minimum requirements.
  • Computer must be free of viruses and malware and functioning normally.
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader must be installed before you bring your computer to us (both Mac and PC). Other software such as Open Office is not compatible.
  • ATRC software must be uninstalled when you are no longer an active student at CSU.