About the Lab

About the Lab

The Assistive Technology lab provides access to numerous software and hardware devices designed to enable individuals with disabilities to conveniently and effectively access our programs and services.

Fall Quarter Hours

  • Wed: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bldg. 12, Rm 226
  • Wed: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Bldg. 12, Rm. 112

Students with an accommodation through Student Disability Services; and students enrolled in Business Technology 101-109, and Computer Information Systems 150 have priority use of this computer lab. 

Lab hours for finals week will be posted prior to the last week of the quarter.     

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.


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.


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

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.