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Assistive Technology

(Also known as Adaptive Technology).

Computers, programs and devices designed to enable individuals with disabilities to use computers effectively.

Location & Hours

Bremerton Campus
Business Building, Room 100
Telephone 360-475-7510 

Fall Quarter 2014 Open Hours

Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 am   Class Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm       Open Lab

Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Class Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Open Lab         

Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 am   Class Hours   
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm       Open Lab

Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Class Hours        
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Open Lab

Friday            
Closed

Students enrolled in BSTEC 101-109 and Access Services students have priority use of computers. 

Lab is closed on school holidays and may be closed due to unforeseen circumstances or staff meetings. Lab hours for finals week will be posted the first week of March.                            


Technology Available

Dragon Naturally Speaking
Dragon is a voice recognition program that uses your voice to input data and commands to control the computer.

Maltron Keyboards
These keyboards are designed for students who have limited to no function in one hand or the other.

JAWS (Jobs Access with Speech)
JAWS reads aloud all text on screen and all text as it is typed.  JAWS is used for students with low vision/visual impairments and can be helpful for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

ZoomText
Using both magnification and voice output, ZoomText can magnify a screen to 16x the normal size for individuals with low vision.

CCTV Text Enlarger
Device used to magnify documents or materials without the use of a computer.

OpenBook
Scans texts or documents to be translated into Braille or read aloud by software such as JAWS or ZoomText.

Braille Printer
Prints any text document in Braille.

Equipment Use Priority
1.  Students currently enrolled in Adaptive Technology classes.
2.  Students with accessibility needs. 
3.  All students may use the computer lab during open hours, however, they may be asked to move if
     a student with a higher priority needs a specific computer.

Class Atmosphere
Because of the format of the Adaptive Technology classes (BSTEC 101-109), it is entirely possible to have more than one class in the room at a time (meaning that there will be different combinations of what people are working on).  It is not uncommon to have from two to four people dictating with Dragon Naturally Speaking and someone using JAWS to read to them, all at the same time.