Resources & Services

Assistive Technology Suites/Resource Rooms

In keeping with our mission statement, this area has been designed to improve the quality of life and educational opportunities for students who have diverse disabilities and different styles of learning. Accordingly, there is both software and hardware to meet the needs of individuals who are auditory, visual, “hands-on,” or combination learners. There are computers available in the Resource Room. Students with disabilities are encouraged to utilize the assistive technology available.

Reveal 16

The Reveal 16 is the perfect desktop CCTV magnifier for anyone living with sight loss or low vision who is looking for a comfortable reading and writing aid. The 16-inch touchscreen offers crystal-crisp image quality. With its 10x live optical zoom camera, up to 45x digital magnification, and multiple viewing contrast options.

Epson Perfection Scanners

A premium value that adds automated document scanning capabilities with 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution. Makes it easy for anyone to quickly scan photos or documents. Our scanners work in conjunction with speech recognition software applications.


Freedom Scientific’s Scanning and Reading Appliance. A stand alone device designed to assist the blind and those with low vision read printed materials. SARA uses optical character recognition to scan pages and then reads the content of that page back with human-sounding synthesized speech.

ONYX Desktop XL:

Makes seeing printed type, pictures, handwriting, and small details easy. Includes features for document reading, distance reading, self viewing, autofocus, increased and decreased brightness, masking, reading lines, freeze frame, and find functions to easily target distant objects.

Eye Pal Solo:

Hand motion activated, easy to use scanner/reader device designed to make reading and other everyday tasks easier to perform. Eye-Pal SOLO reads printed material without the need of a computer.

Aladdin Classic Video Magnifier:

The Aladdin Classic Video Magnifier displays printed materials in high-contrast black text on white or white text on black.


A huge collection of accessible eBooks for people with reading barriers.

Learning Ally:

Software programs, technology and solutions that dramatically improve outcomes for students with print-related disabilities like blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia and other learning differences.


Provides textbooks in electronic formats for students with disabilities that impair their ability to read printed text.

ZoomText Magnifier/Screen Reader:

Software designed specifically to meet the needs of the visually impaired. Includes screen magnification and screen reading and provides complete access to all Windows applications.


Duxbury Braille Translator software supports over 130 languages, and produces contracted or uncontracted braille, mathematics, and technical braille.


A graphical editor for mathematical equations, allowing entry with the mouse or keyboard in a full graphical WYSIWYG environment. Supports many math markup languages, including MathML for use with other adaptive technologies.

Jaws (Job Access With Speech):

Screen reading and screen magnification software for blind and visually impaired computer users. It works with the Windows operating system, outputs to refreshable Braille displays without the use of monitor or mouse.

NVDA Screen Reader

Short for Non Visual Desktop Access. NVDA is a screen reading software that works with Microsoft Windows and is available in 43 languages.

Voice Over

Built-in on Macintosh computers. Activate it by going to the Apple menu and choosing System Preferences. Then go to Universal Access and click the VoiceOver Utility button. Turn on VoiceOver by pressing Command-F5. Then, hold down the Control and Option Keys and press F8.

Tactile Viewer

Creates pictures for people who cannot see, by transforming them into tactile graphics that can be read and interpreted by touch.


ReadSpeaker offers a range of powerful text-to-speech solutions for instantly deploying lifelike, tailored voice interaction in any environment.

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is integrated in Blackboard Learn and assists faculty with making digital course resources more accessible. Blackboard Ally helps you approach accessibility in a way that is beneficial to all students. Blackboard Ally provides alternative formats for digital course content.

  • Livescribe Smartpen: Designed to work and write like a premium ballpoint pen, the Livescribe 3 smart pen uses Bluetooth Smart to send all written material to a smartphone or tablet.
  • Echo Smartpen: The Echo pen is designed to record everything you write, hear or say. Replay your meetings or lectures simply by tapping on your notes.
  • Audio/Digital Recorders: Equipped with a voice guidance system that ensures seamless, user-friendly operation of all functions in the menu, this microphone system allows high-quality audio capture, with 4GB of built in memory, a microSD card slot and three recording formats.
  • C-Pen ReaderPen: ReaderPen is a convenient portable tool to support independent reading and literacy. Scan text with this state-of-the-art device to have words read out with natural speaking voices and defined with highest tier dictionaries in an instant. ReaderPen also features a voice recorder and supports to store scanned text. Everything is built-in and there is no need or requirement for Internet connection.
  • Everest V4 Braille Embosser: Double sided braille embosser enabling the printing of braille on demand.
  • Big Keys Keyboards: For individuals with advanced keyboard needs, who benefit from large, brightly colored keys.
  • Orion Talking Graphing Calculators: Full speech access to all menus, mathematical expressions, text and symbols displayed on screen among other features.
  • Victor Reader Stream: Handheld media player for the blind and visually impaired that plays DAISY books, MP3, MP4, EPUB, and many other media formats.

Portable Magnifiers:

  • Ruby Handheld Video Magnifier: RUBY is an on-the-go video magnifier with a 4.3-inch screen to magnify items from 2 to 14 times the original size. View items and read text with ease, even in dark rooms with the built-in LED lighting. RUBY’s slim design supports a wide range of reading needs to help maintain independence.
  • Video Mag HD Portable Magnifier: Portable high definition handheld video magnifier equipped with auto focus, HD camera, 4.3” screen, and contrasting color modes. This device can save and store up to 80 images that can easily be transferred to a computer via a USB connection.
  • Eschenbach Mobilux HD Portable Magnifier: Portable video magnifier featuring a 4.3” HD TFT LCD screen with anti-glare coating and LED illumination. With a 4GB SD card that stores photos, which are downloadable to a PC or Mac computer through the included USB connection

  • Dolphin Easy Reader: FREE accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness
  • Audio Note: Combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool improves the quality of notetaking.
  • Capti Voice: Text to speech software. Listen to documents, switch between devices, save books, customize text, among other feature.
  • Seeing AI: Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.
  • Google App Suite: Including Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Slides, and Google Sheets. 
  • Google Live Transcribe: Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications makes everyday conversations and surrounding sounds more accessible among people who are deaf and hard of hearing, using just an Android phone, tablet, or Chromebook.


Scholarship Webpages

Below you will find a list of scholarship webpages. After reviewing the list, you are encouraged to continue searching for additional scholarship opportunities. If the scholarship deadline dates have passed, please create a reminder and apply when the application reopens.