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San Diego State University

Student Disability Services

High Tech Center
Assistive Technology Resources

The High Tech Center provides access to various assistive software and hardware technologies for qualified students.

Vision
Assistive Software
& Hardware
Primary Function Description
Duxbury (Windows) Braille Translation Software Produces Braille as a reading medium for individuals who are blind.

www.duxburysystems.com
Easy Reader Digital Talking Book Player EasyReader allows the user to read and listen to content through a combination of text, audio and images.

www.yourdolphin.com/products.asp
JAWS 4.02 Voice Output software: text-to-speech Provides voice output/screen-reading for blind or low-vision users.

www.freedomscientific.com
Juliet Pro Braille Embosser Provides double-sided Braille.

www.brailler.com
Kurzweil 1000 Voice Output software: text-to-speech Provides blind users access to printed and electronic materials. Scanned print documents and digital files (such as eBooks or e-mail) are converted from text to speech and read aloud.

www.kurzweiledu.com
Kurzweil 3000 Voice Output software: text-to-speech Provides voice output for individuals with learning needs. It offers reading, writing, and study skills tools for the user.

www.kurzweiledu.com
Pictures in a Flash Tactile Image Maker PIAF produces high quality tactile graphics using heat sensitive capsule paper. It is ideal for people who are blind and vision impaired. Piaf's controlled heat source causes any black lines, letters or shapes that are drawn, printed or copied onto the capsule paper to swell. The result is an instant tactile graphic.

www.aroga.com/blindness
TextAloud Voice Output software: text-to-speech Text Aloud uses voice synthesis to convert text into spoken audio.

www.nextup.com
Victor Reader Soft Voice Output software: text-to-speech Software that reads digital audio books. Victor Reader Soft combines the audio and text mode that lets you read the text on screen synchronized with audio, and the software is fully accessible to print for disabled persons.

www.humanware.ca
Window Eyes Voice Output software: text-to-speech Provides voice output/screen-reading for blind or low-vision users.

www.gwmicro.com
ZoomText Xtra Text Magnification software Supports low vision users through magnification while working in various applications.

www.aisquared.com
Mobility
Assistive Software & Hardware Description Primary Function
Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition Software Continuous recognition of natural speech, allowing speech to text conversion. Ideal for those with limited mobility in keyboard use.

www.nuance.com/products
Keyboard Filter (Windows) Keyboard Modification Used by individuals with mobility impairments for a more comfortably computing environment. Supports alternative keyboards.
CoWriter Word Prediction Software Writing assistant that provides prediction while typing.

www.donjohnston.com
Trackball Mouse Ergonomic Mouse A mouse designed for maximum comfort and for individuals with limited mobility.
Intellikeys Alternative Keyboard An alternative keyboard device that allows individuals with mobility impairments to type in a more comfortable environment.

www.intellitools.com
Learning
Assistive Software & Hardware Description Primary Function
Kurzweil 3000 Voice Output software: text-to-speech Provides voice output for individuals with learning needs. It offers reading, writing, and study skills tools for the user.

www.kurzweiledu.com