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, Braille, 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 (please note, this listing is currently being updated):

  • Read and Write Gold 11
  • Kurzweil 1000 & 3000
  • JAWS 10
  • CCTV
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Institutional membership with Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic
  • TTY – telecommunications device for the hearing impaired
  • Adjustable Height Tables
  • WIVIK on Screen Keyboard & Word Q
  • Tape Recorders (for loan)
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard
  • 40 Cell Braille Display Large computer displays (20 inch flat screen monitors)
  • Williams Sound Pocketalker
  • Phonic Ear
  • Talking calculator