Assistive technology is an item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of an individual with a disability.
It is a goal of the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) to provide assistive technology tools in support of student accessibility and success.
Built on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Kurzweil 3000 is our primary assistive technology tool (for print and digital content). This technology provides multi-sensory access to textbooks, class curriculum, and OAR Test Proctoring Services.
If you have any questions or issues setting up your account please contact our office at email@example.com.
Kurzweil 3000 personalizes individual learning by allowing students to access content and build their note taking and literacy skills. With speech-to-text and text-to-speech resources, reading speed and accuracy can increase and test results can improve.
Kurzweil 3000 also provides the option to access content above the student’s proficiency level if the student wants to build their literacy skills even further.
Kurzweil 3000 can:
Students can access Kurzweil 3000 from any device or computer with internet access.
Microsoft - Personalize your Windows Computer with built-in accessibility features to support ease with vision, hearing, learning, neurodiversity, and mobility interactions with your computer. Learn how to set up a device and how to get Office 365 at WCU.
Mac/Apple - Personalize your Mac Computer with any of the built-in accessibility features to support vision, hearing, mobility, learning and other interactions with your computer.
|Software Name||Operating System||Description||Price|
|AccessNote||Apple iOS||Notetaking tool for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired created by the American Foundation for the Blind||Free|
|Bookshare||Online||Largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities||Free|
|Co:Writer||Apple iOS||Word Prediction app that gives you suggestions of words as you type with the option of reading your word options out loud with a swipe of your finger||$19.99|
|Fleksy||Apple iOS; Google Play||State-of-the-art system powerful enough for individuals who are blind or low vision to use by not needing to look at the screen to type||$.99|
|Grammarly||Chrome Extension||Eliminate writing mistakes and contextual errors, spelling errors, and poor vocabulary usage||Free version available through your app store or Grammarly website|
|Ginger Grammar Checker & Spell Checker||Windows; Mac; Apple iOS; Google Play; Chrome and Safari Extension||Checks your spelling and grammar and fixes it according to the context of your text in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome||Free, with premium features|
|Mercury Reader||Chrome Extension||Remove clutter from webpages for easier reading||Free|
|Rewordify||Online||Rewordify replaces higher-level vocabulary with words that are easier to understand||Free|
|Voice Dream Writer||Apple iOS||Make fewer mistakes, use the right words and organize your writing better with this app||$9.99|
|WritePad||Apple iOS; Google Play||Take notes with your stylus or finger while handwriting recognition turns these notes into typed text||$7.99|