Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

What is assistive technology?

Assistive devices designed to help you overcome disability-related barriers in the academic setting.

Examples of assistive technology:

· Read & Write Gold (reads electronic files out loud and assists with grammar & spelling)

· Kurzweil (reads electronic files out loud and assists with grammar & spelling)

· Dragon Naturally Speaking (to dictate to your computer)

· ZoomText (magnifies text and reads screen out loud)

· JAWS (screen reader)

· Audio recording devices (Livescribe pens, digital recorders)

Is financial assistance available for assistive technology?


When you meet with your Assistive Technology Advisor we can determine if you may be eligible for technology grant funding and assist with the application process.

Please see our funding application checklist.

Grants for assistive technology and services

Where can I find accessible computer stations on campus?

The Computer Commons area on the first floor of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre has an accessible workstation with Read & Write Gold, Kurzweil, and ZoomText for students to use.

There is also a CCTV (to magnify printed pages on a monitor), a scanner, and adjustable height tables in the same area.

All computers in the Library have Read & Write Gold software installed.

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How do I get my textbooks in a different format?


For students with a print disability we can help get your paper textbooks converted into an electronic file so they can be read aloud by software such as Read & Write Gold.

Process for obtaining alternative format textbooks



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