Assistive technology can help students access educational materials and achieve their academic goals. It can provide support for students with visual or hearing impairments, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities by enhancing their ability to interact with educational content, communicate with teachers and peers, and manage their academic tasks.
But assistive technology can benefit all students. Some examples include:
Patrons can access computers dedicated to users in need of assistive technologies (AT). These AT priority workstations feature:
An easy-to-use device that scans books and/or documents and converts the text to speech.
The Lifestyle HD Desktop Video Magnifier lets people with low vision, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma and cataracts read write and regain their visual independence. The video magnifier is ideal for assisting in reading newspapers, letters, and prescriptions, writing checks, and viewing photos and maps.
Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology software program available for free to all Waubonsee students.
It offers text-to-speech technology, study tools like dictionaries and highlighting, and a note-taking feature to help users comprehend and organize digital text.
More information: Kurzweil 3000 Guide
Waubonsee students are eligible for free Microsoft Office 365 accounts. To sign up: