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.
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 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.
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 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
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.