Support Services and Adaptive Technology

Reasonable accommodations are approved for students after reviewing their individual functional limitations and documentation.  Based on this information, some accommodations include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Note takers
  • Tape recorded lectures
  • Books on alternative format (e-text, recorded, etc.).  Requests for books on e-text or recorded text should be made several weeks in advance.  Requests for Braille should be made two to three months in advance. 
  • Testing accommodations, including; extended time, distraction free environment, readers, scribes, and computers for essays.
  • Use of adaptive technology (see below)
  • Other specialized accommodations can be made upon further discussion with CAPS Staff.

The following types of adaptive technology are available on campus:

  • Read and Write Gold 11
  • Smart Pens
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • JAWS 10
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • TDD – telecommunications device for the deaf
  • WIVIK on Screen Keyboard & Word Q
  • Digital Recorders
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard