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Note: Top 3 links access the Faculty Information portion of the TTU Disability Services website; Newsletter links are PDF documents.

Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology Center is located in Room 112 of the Roaden University Center and has been established to promote independence of university students with disabilities through the use of adaptive computer equipment and devices. Assistive computer equipment and other services have been made available to students registered with the department. Many of these services are also available in the library and some academic labs.

Some of the assistive technology services currently available include:

  • Dragon Dictate Voice Recognition System
  • Bookwise, Kurzweil 3000, and Kurzweil 1000-scans and reads text in different paces and modes
  • Zoom Text-enlarges and reads Windows screens for ease of use
  • Closed Circuit TeleViewer-enlarges written and printed materials
  • Handi Key Windows or Joystick
  • Braille Printer-prints in 8 Braille languages
  • TDDs Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
  • Closed Captioned Television with VCR
  • JAWS-a screen reading program

For students registered with the Office of Disability Services, a computer lab is available for word processing, spreadsheet processing, and e-mail/Internet access. Assistance for using the above technology is available in the Office of Disability Services. For more information about the assistive technology, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

UNIVERSAL ACCESS INITIATIVE

The Office of Disability Services is leading an effort called the Universal Access Initiative. The hope is that all the offices and departments on campus will voluntarily examine or evaluate their areas, programming, and services for accessibility. This initiative will be focusing on both the physical and academic environments at TTU. Disability Services will happily sit down with or walk through with any department for consultation or present professional development workshops or seminars as requested. In addition, ODS will provide any team or department with a rubric for self-evaluation. This will be an active, ongoing, effort that is in two phases. The first phase is awareness and the second phase is implementation. The weekly Brown Bag Sessions have been a part of this effort.

The Universal Access Initiative also promotes incorporation of the Seven Universal Design Principles:

  • Equitable Use
  • Flexibility in Use
  • Simple and Intuitive
  • Perceptible information
  • Tolerance for Error
  • Low Physical effort
  • Size and space for approach and use 

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