Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology (AT) program provides services to individuals registered for accommodations with permanent or temporary disabilities access to various forms of technology to enhance academic independence and productivity. Many assistive technologies are becoming a part of mainstream society.

Definition for Assistive Technology:

Equipment or software items designed to use to compensate for areas of disability or impairment. It allows students with disabilities the same access to information and production as their peers.


Services Provided

  • Alternative Textbook Formats.
  • Computer Lab Available with Assistive Software Programs Installed.
  • Testing Accommodations.
  • Auxilliary Aids
  • ASL/CART Requests
  • Resource Identification
  • Referrals on and off campus for services

Available Assistive Technologies at FSW

Software

Hardware

  • DaVinci High Definition CCTV Magnifier.
  • GoVision Desktop High Definitation CCTV Magnifier
  • FM Boxes - Portable listening audio transmitter and reciever units.
  • Large key Black on Yellow Keyboards.
  • Pebble HD Portable CCTV Magnifer
  • Scanning Pens:
    • C-Pen Reader (or Reader Pen):
      • Printed Text-to-Speech.
      • Translate English, Spanish, and French.
      • Scan text to a Personal Computer, Mac, or Linux.
      • Ability to record audio.
      • United Kingdom or United States English, French and Spanish accents.
      • Left- or Right-Handed Mode.
    • Dictionary Pen:
      • Printed Text-to-Speech.
      • Translate into English: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic.
      • Translate Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese into English.
      • Scan text to a Personal Computer, Mac, or Linux.
      • Ability to record audio.
      • Left- or Right-Handed Mode.
    • C-Pen Exam Reader:
      • Printed Text-to-Speech.
      • Read aloud English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
      • United Kingdom or United States English, French and Spanish accents.
      • No Recording Capabilities.
      • Left- or Right-Handed Mode.
  • sComm UbiDuo 2 Wireless - Wireless two-way real-time text communication device.
  • Refreshable Braille Displays.
  • Talking TI-83 Graphing Calculator.
  • Basic Function Talking Calculator.
  • Audio Recorders.
  • iPad with Virtual Remote Interpreters app installed for ASL.
  • Touchscreen laptops available for those with mobility impairment on a case-by-case basis.

Furniture

  • Motorized adjustable desktop tables.
  • Hand-crank adjustable desktop tables.
  • Ergotron adjustable workspace.