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
  • Kurzweil 3000 document reader and educational tool.
  • Zoom Text-enlarges and reads Windows screens for ease of use
  • Closed Circuit TeleViewer-enlarges written and printed materials
  • Braille Printer-prints in 8 Braille languages
  • TDDs Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
  • Closed Captioned Television with VCR
  • JAWS-a screen reading program
  • Sonocent Audio Note Taker
  • Livescribe Smart-pens allow for recording and navigation of notes.

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 Laura Nisbet at lnisbet@tntech.edu.