Assistive Technology Program
The Disability Resource Center’s (DRC) Assistive Technology Program gives students with disabilities access to computers with adaptive software and hardware and Alternate Media. The Assistive Technology Program offers a range of DSKL classes at which you can learn how to use Assistive Technology to support learning and success in your college classes. DRC students have access to the Assistive Technology Lab during open lab hours, and support for using the computers and other technology in this lab is available. For additional information, please contact the Assistive Technology Specialist in Room 5131-A.
Available Assistive Technology
The following buttons highlight some of the Assistive Technology which is available to students with disabilities with approved accommodations through DRC’s Assistive Technology Classroom/Lab.
Frequently Asked Questions About Assistive Technology
Prior to using DRC’s Assistive Technology, you will need to make an appointment to meet with your DRC Counselor or Learning Disabilities (LD) Specialist. After your accommodations related to Assistive Technology have been identified and you have a Letter of Accommodation for the current semester, you can make an appointment with the Assistive Technology Specialist in Building 5, Room 5-131A who will work with you to help you get access to the Assistive Technology that you need.
Yes, you can use Kurzweil 3000, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, ZoomText, or JAWS when you have specific Assistive Technology software identified as an approved test accommodation(s) through the DRC along with an updated Letter of Accommodation for the current semester. You and your instructor will need to complete and submit a Test Accommodation Request Form and schedule to take the test/exam with the DRC five days prior to the test so that your test can be prepared for use with Assistive Technology.
Based on availability, the following Assistive Technology is loaned to students with disabilities who are enrolled in Skyline College’s DRC Program. Students need to have the specific Assistive Technology identified as an accommodation in an up-to-date letter of accommodation for the current semester and have taken or be enrolled DSKL classes and/or have received training in use of the Assistive Technology.
- Web license for Kurzweil 3000 (Windows, Macintosh, and online version)
- Livescribe Echo 2GB Smartpen – month-to-month loan
- Digital Recorders
- FM Systems
Yes, the Assistive Technology software Kurzweil 3000, Zoomtext, and JAWS are currently available on designated computers in Skyline College’s Learning Center (Building 5, Room 5-100) and Library (second floor of Building 5).