Common Assistive Technology Products

NOTE: The below listed common assistive technology products are examples of what students may be eligible for. Students must meet with an RRC counsellor who will review their diagnosis and documentation in order to determine what technologies a student is eligible for.

Kurzweil 3000

Description

Text-to-speech software that supports learners in a variety of ways including reading text out loud, creating study notes, and thought organization. This software is free of charge and available to all current RRC students and staff.

For more detailed information on this software, including how to access it, please visit our specific Kurzweil 3000 website.

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Kurzweil 1000

Description

Same as above, however, Kurzweil 1000’s navigation is intended to be more accessible to users who are blind.

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Dragon Speech Recognition

Description

Voice dictation software that turns your “talk” into “text.” Capture ideas, create documents and e-mails, and search the web using simple voice commands.

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JAWS

Description

Screen reader software that includes both speech and Braille output.

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Livescribe

Description

Record everything you hear as you write your own notes. Tap anywhere on your notes to replay the audio from that moment in time.

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ZoomText Magnifier

Description

An advanced screen magnification program that enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen, making your computer easier to see and use. ZoomText comes in a magnifier version and a magnifier + screen reader version.

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