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Accessibility Room: Assistive Software

This guide describes the resources available for students with impairments in the Marriott Library Knowledge Commons

Assistive Software

Kurzweil 3000: Kurzweil is a text-to-speech software that is compatible with both Windows and Mac. It is available on all of the accessible workstations in the library. Students who need to use this software can receive training from the CDS staff. For information about how Kurzweil works, check out this help document.

JAWS: JAWS is a screen reader that lets blind or low-vision users read the content on webpages. For more information about how this program works, check out this help page

Dragon Naturally Speaking: Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice-to-text tool that allows users to speak into the computer and have it translated to text. For information about how this program works, check here.

ZoomText: ZoomText is a screen magnification tool for users with low vision. Note: sometimes it opens automatically on the library computers and interferes with JAWS' ability read webpages. If a user is having trouble with JAWS, make sure that ZoomText is closed. For more information about ZoomText: click here

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