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Access Technology

Access Technology

Each campus has a wide variety of access (assistive) hardware and software. As a student, faculty, or staff member, you may request training or installation of any of this technology through any campus ADR office. Pima's Access Technology resources include but are not limited to: 

Screen reader software (e.g., JAWs, NVDA, VoiceOver)

  • Speech output 
  • Audio navigation
  • Spoken menus

Voice recognition software (e.g., Dragon, Google Voice Typing, Windows Speech Recognition)

  • Speech-to-text for voice input
  • Voice control
  • Dictation to portable devices
  • Transcription of recorded messages

Scan and read text-to-speech software (e.g., Read&Write, NaturalReader, Adobe, ZoomText)

  • Read aloud features for text documents or web pages
  • Audio file creation features
  • Scanners for printed materials
  • Read aloud via synthesized speech
  • Customizable background colors and masking of text
  • Thesaurus and dictionary access

Screen modification/magnification software (e.g., ZoomText, Windows Magnifier, MAGic, Fusion)

  • Magnification of screen contents
  • Spoken menus and text-to-speech
  • Cursor and color customization

Other devices/software

  • Smart pens
  • Talking calculators
  • Audio graphic calculator software
  • Large print keyboards
  • CCTV (magnification devices)
  • Captioning software
  • FM equipment
  • Tactile graphics
  • Screen sharing
  • Digital audio recorders
  • Refreshable Braille displays
  • Braille translation software/embossers
  • Braille writers

ADR may be able to provide training on other software needed to support equal access to College programming and materials.

Contact an ADR office if you have questions regarding the specific equipment and software available.