Access Services for Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology (AT) Lab

What is Assistive Technology or “AT”

Assistive Technology is software, hardware, and/or strategies deisgned to help students succeed with his or her academic endeavors. 

Fill out the Assistive Technology Lab Questionnaire.

Where we are:

We are located on the main floor of the Library in room 2318. 

What we have available in our lab:Socrates Image

Three computers with scanners, on adjustable height tables loaded with the following software.

  • Read & Write Gold
  • J.A.W.S. -- Screen Reader
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking -- Speech Recognition, STT
  • Inspiration -- Executive Function support, Visual and Organizational
  • ZoomText -- Screen Magnifier
  • Learning Ally -- Daisy Reader

As well as CCTV, Ergonomic Keyboards, Alternative Mice, Keyboards with Large Letters and Dragon Certified Headsets for dictation.

Types of Assistive Technology

Screen Reader or Text-to-Speech (TTS)

  • a software application that interprets what is being displayed on the screen (headings, text, hyperlinks and accessible photos), then presents it to the user with text-to-speech.

Speech Recognition or Speech-to-Text (STT)

  • translates spoken words into text. It is also known as "automatic speech recognition", "speech to text", or just "STT" Used to dictate text or control a computer.

Executive Function Support Software

  • Assists with Organizational Tasks, Time Management, Planning and Mind Mapping, Visual Learning and Thinking

Screen Magnifier

  • Software application that visually magnifies everything on a computer screen.

Daisy Reader

  • Software or Hardware used for listing to daisy formatted books. Used for students with Visual Impairment or Learning Disabilities.

Chris Novelli
Coordinator, Assistive Technology Services
The Evergreen State College
Email: novellic@evergreen.edu 
(360) 867-6090
Office - Library 2314