Assistive Technology Lab
Arizona Western College has an Assistive Technology Lab to help students with disabilities access materials. This lab is located in LR 52.
NOTE: Prior to using the Assistive Technology Lab, you must be registered with the ARS Office. The ARS office is located on the second floor in the 3C building. To make an appointment call 928.344.7674
What adaptive technology is available?
This software is designed to read aloud all the icons on the screen as soon as the first screen appears. It reads everything on the page. With minimal keystrokes, a student who is blind or low-vision can access the internet, their textbook or type a paper.
Duxbury Braille Translator
This software translates into Braille what is scanned into the computer or on the computer screen.
Romeo 25 Braille Embosser
A Braille embosser will print in Braille information translated by Duxbury Braille Translator.
When the material is placed on the reading tray, closed caption television will enlarge the text of the material onto the television screen
This screen reading software reads aloud what a student is typing while the student is typing and can read aloud pages on the internet. It works with Microsoft Word and the internet.
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Voice-recognition software which types the words, punctuation, etc., a student tells it to type.
A reading, writing, and learning solution for individuals with learning difficulties like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and other literacy difficulties.
Students can set up weekly appointments to work one on one with lab aides/tutors : on homework assignments, time management strategies and organization.