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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase independence, maintain or improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities.

What does the Assistive Technologist do?

  • Conducts equipment assessments based on student needs
  • Researches and recommends software for individual student needs
  • Provides individualized training and continued support in the use of assistive technology
  • Refers and works closely with the Learning Strategist
  • Provides access to the AT Labs

Location of Technology Labs:

Trafalgar Campus

C149 - Learning Commons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Davis Campus      

J124e - Learning Commons


Hazel McCallion Campus      

A210 - Learning Commons

The following software/hardware is available in our Labs:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking - Version 13: Speech to text software program that allows you to turn your voice into text by speaking naturally. Allows user to dictate into virtually all windows based applications. This program is an excellent alternative for persons who articulate better verbally than they do in writing.
  • Kurzweil 3000 - Version 8 for Windows, Version 3 for Macintosh: Text to speech software that allows users to scan in and read text, convert to MP3 format and aid in definitions, spelling and word prediction. Has a study skills tool bar which allows users to highlight main or supporting ideas for studying purposes.
  • Word Q: Software program used along with standard Windows word processing software to provide spelling, English grammar and reading assistance. It uses advanced word prediction to suggest words for you to use and provides spoken (text-to-speech) feedback.
  • EZ Daisy Portable CD Player: The lightweight Daisy Player that is compatible with CD's and MP3 CD's. Play your textbooks or your favourite CD.
  • Franklin Language Master 6000B: Portable device to improve word recognition, pronunciation and grammar.
  • Livescribe Pen: Compact and lightweight recording pen.
  • Quicktionary Reading Pen: Portable reading device that allows you to scan in a sentence and have it read back to you.
  • FM systems: