COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

Adaptive Technology for Reading

 

Screen Reading Technology: 

This technology interpret and read aloud everything that is displayed on a computer or mobile screen. 

NVDA

  • Cost: Free(with any Windows device)
  • OS: Windows
  • Availability: Can be found on the PCs in the Adaptive LAB 078. It is also available for download at nvaccess.org.
  • Training: Please see NVDA 2015.2 User Guideis available through the nvaccess website. You can also schedule One-on-one support and training with Technology Specialist. 

 

VoiceOver

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  • Cost: Free (with any iOS or Macintosh OS device)
  • OS: iOS and Macintioch OS 
  • Training: VoiceOver for OS X includes a built-in training program available through the VoiceOver Utility dialog box.

  

Google TalkBack

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JAWS

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  • OS: Windows
  • Availability: On the PCs in the Adaptive LAB 078.
  • Training: Training MP3 Files for JAWSare available through the Freedom Scientific website. One-on-one support and training is also available by appointment with the Technology Specialist.

 

Text to Speech Technology:

Text to speech technology is typically used by individuals with low vision, cognitive learning disabilities, mobility impairments, etc. This technology attempts to interpret and read aloud electronic documents and files. 

Kurzweil 3000 and firefly K3000

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  • Cost: Free to current DSS students with digital text approved accommodation. Also available on the PCs in the adaptive LAB Lib 078
  • Operating Systems: iOS, Macintosh OS, and Windows
  • Availability: Please visit the Adaptive Lab Lib 078 or contact the Technology Specialist for a stand alone version
  • Training: Kurzweil How To Videosand Kurzweil Product Guides re available through the Kurzweil Educational Systems website and your personal Firefly by Kurzweil account under the 'Help' tab. One-on-one training is also available by appointment with the Technology Specialist.

 

Central Access Reader (CAR)

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 Zoom Technology 

ZoomText

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  • Cost: Free to current DSS students with digital text approved accommodation. Also available on the PCs in the adaptive LAB Lib 078
  • Operating Systems: Macintosh OS and Windows
  • Training: Helpful training and support videos can be found on the Ai Squared YouTube channel. Additional support is available via the Ai Squared Help Center and Knowledge Base. One-on-one training is also available by appointment with the Technology Specialist.