Assistive Technology

Disability Assistive Technologies

AT&T Natural Voices

Synthesized speech for text to audio.

JAWS

Screen reading software for individuals with visual impairments or who are otherwise print impaired.

Premiere Assistive Technology Suite

Includes the following applications: Scan and Read Pro; Talking Word Processor; Premier Predictor Pro; PDF Equalizer; PDF Magic Pro; Text-To-Audio; E-Text Reader; Universal Reader Plus; Ultimate Talking Dictionary; E-Library Volume 1; Text Cloner Pro.

Zoom Text

Magnifies all text and graphics in computer applications. Primary users: individuals with low or limited vision.

Co:Writer

Predicts writing choices while acting as a utility that interfaces with other word processors. Primary users: individuals with mobility issues, language disabilities, and weak spelling/sentence construction skills.

Write:OutLoud

Provides auditory feedback within the writing experience. Primary users: individuals with integrative processing disabilities that interfere with the writing process.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Allows computer access and use by voice. Primary users: individuals with speech impairments, or who are unable to use a keyboard.

SVGA CCTV

Magnifies hard copies and computer applications. Primary users: individuals with low or compromised vision.

Language Master Talking Spell Checkers

Provide auditory feedback with comprehensive dictionary. Primary users: individuals with auditory processing or spelling disabilities.

FM Wireless Listening Devices

Allow volume-controlled listening within the classroom. Primary users: individuals with ADD or those who are hard of hearing.

Tape Recorders

Record auditory information. Primary users: individuals who are blind, have a learning disability, or cannot take notes due to their disability.

NCR Paper

Allows note sharing through carbonless copy.

TCC Assistive Technology Locator

Virginia Beach Campus

PC Station I (next to tutor lab)

  • Premiere Assistive Technology Suite
  • JAWS
  • Zoom Text

PC Station II (inside testing room)

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • JAWS
  • Note: No Internet connection at this station

Also available:

  • CCTV

Advanced Technology Center Open Computer Lab - Room H-208

  • Premiere Assistive Technology Suite
  • JAWS
  • Open Book 7.0 with Scanner
  • Zoom Text Extra
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

Norfolk Campus

Roper Center Open Computer Lab

  • Premiere Assistive Technology Suite
  • JAWS
  • Zoom Text
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

Additional Information

Braille resources are located at the Norfolk campus and are available to students from all campuses:

  • Megadots Braille Writing System
  • Mathematical Translator for Megadots
  • Romeo Brailler

Portable Equipment

The following portable equipment can be checked out from your Campus Disabilities Counselor/Provider:

  • Language Master-Talking Spell Checker
  • FM Wireless Listening Devices
  • Micro-cassette Tape Recorders
  • NCR Paper