Assistive Technology Available
To Use & To Purchase With Assistance
- Screen Reader Software, Read Write Gold
- Built In Screen Magnification Software, JAWS or Zoom Text
- Voice Input Software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking
- Braille Embossor
The college supports PC and Mac computer systems in the computer classrooms and computer labs. Within these computer classrooms and labs there can be found screen reader software ( JAWS, Read Write Gold), screen magnification software (ZoomText), on-screen keyboard, voice input software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking). The college also supports closed circuit magnification equipment, FM assistive listening devices, Braille embosser, Digital recorders, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, various types of computer input devices (trackballs, alternative mice), voiced calculators, and voiced dictionary/thesaurus.
Students interested in using this equipment for study or accommodation purposes should contact the Disability Support Services Office.
Assistive Technology Purchase
Students can also utilize the following resources to assist with the purchase of technology needed by following the instructions provided below:
For people with disabilities, assistive technology can be vital to achieving independence. The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) offers affordable options for people with disabilities and older adults to acquire assistive technology through provision of low interest loan and mini grant programs. The foundation can offer assistance to individuals in Pennsylvania regardless of disability diagnosis, age of onset, county of residence, age, or income level as long as they are willing and able to repay a loan. For more information, visit:
You can also contact LVCIL at 610-770-9781