Assistive technology is housed in the I Lab. A computer is available with speech, text enlargement, voice recognition, and scanning capability. Kurzweil 3000 (scan and read), Text Help and Inspiration software packages have been installed to assist students.
OSS provides sign language and oral interpreting services by freelance interpreters for classes and special events by written request.
Note taking Assistance
OSS requests faculty assistance in locating a note taker from the class in which the student is enrolled. If students are not available from the class, OSS will assist the student with identifying outside note takers.
OSS provides assistive technology and text in Braille for students who are blind or have print disabilities such as dyslexia. Students are asked to obtain any available textbooks from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, prior to requesting books in Braille or on tape. All request must be made in writing or in person.
Accommodations may include extended time, and/or use of adaptive equipment. Standard practice is time and a half for exams. Students with more severe or multiple disabilities may be granted additional time as determined by OSS.