Assistive Technology Software


JAWS™ (an acronym for Job Access With Speech) is a screen reading program Microsoft Windows that is accessible to blind and visually impaired users. It accomplishes this by providing the user with access to the information displayed on the screen via text-to-speech and allows for comprehensive keyboard interaction with the computer.

Kurzweil ™

Kurzweil 3000™ is a comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for any struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English language learners.

Some of the features unique to the Kurzweil 3000™ Professional version include:

  • One-button scanning
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Edit underlying text
  • Zone editing
  • Kurzweil Virtual Printer
  • Open as a PDF (OS X only)

ZoomText Magnifier ™

ZoomText Magnifier - Reader™ enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, making all of your applications easy to see and use. Their revolutionary new font technology displays crystal clear text at all magnification levels.

Dragon Naturally Speaking ™

*Dragon Naturally Speaking™ & Mac Speech Dictate™: Dragon Naturally Speaking works with the most commonly-used desktop applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, AOL and more. Just about anything you do now by typing can be done faster using your voice. Create and edit documents or emails. Open and close applications. Control your mouse and entire desktop.

Ginger™ Spelling & Grammar Checker

Ginger™ Spelling and Grammar Checker: The Ginger grammar checker helps you write better and efficiently corrects texts. Based on the context of complete sentences, Ginger™ grammar checker uses patent-pending technology to correct grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes and misused words, with unmatched accuracy. Ginger's grammar check software improves your text just like a human reviewer would. This free internet-based tool can help writers improve their skills and produce clear, error-free text, but it's particularly effective for learning English as a second language and helping individuals with dyslexia and similar learning difficulties improve their writing and communication skills. Ginger™ is fully compatible with Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Firefox and other browsers.

* represents on-campus use only