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Assistive Technology

Currently available in most Mott Community College computer labs are computers with Windows 7 which includes great features of built-in assistive technology software.

Disability Services also offers students further technology options. If you are interested in setting up an appointment to be introduced to assistive technology, please contact the office at (810) 232-9181.

Alternate Format Texts

Students with this accommodation are able to receive their textbooks as an electronic file and use text to speech assistive technology to read the textbook. There are several free screenreading programs which students can download including NaturalReader.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon speech recognition software makes it easier for anyone to use a computer. You talk, and it types. Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, launch applications, open files, control your mouse, and more.


Developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content, JAWS reads aloud what's on the PC screen.

Livescribe Smartpen

Available on loan from Disability Services, this ˜Pen' enables students with note taking accommodations to take notes while simultaneously recording the lecture. When the student goes back to study their notes, they simply place the pen at any place in their notes, and it will begin replaying the lecture at that exact spot. Smartpens are also available for purchase through the MCC Bookstore.

Read&Write Gold

Read&Write is designed to provide help to computer users with reading and writing difficulties. It can read text aloud and help you construct words and sentences. If also has many other features, such as advanced spell checking, document scanning and internet tools, to name but a few. Ask your Specialist about using Read&Write GOLD at home!

Tape Recording

Students with an accommodation to tape record their lectures can borrow a digital recorder from Disability Services or purchase one through the MCC Bookstore. Listening back to lectures can be a great way to review for tests and go over any parts of the lecture you had a hard time understanding.


Enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, making all of your applications easy to see and use.
June 19, 2015