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Adaptive Software at the ATAC

The Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers serve students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, specializing in tools to assist with reading, writing, studying, and information access. Whether you have one or a combination of disabilities, we are here to help you. This page presents a comprehensive list of all the adaptive software we offer. Click on any item for more details, including an overview, assistive materials, and company information.

You can also learn more about the technologies we offer by visiting pages specific to hardware, vision, hearing, learning, or mobility.

Adaptive Software for Vision Impairments

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JAWS for Windows

JAWS is a comprehensive screen reading program that helps low vision or blind users complete tasks such as browsing the web, sending and reading e-mail, utilizing spreadsheets, and accessing databases...


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Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 is scanning/reading software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to blind and low vision people. The application turns text into synthesized speech and does much more...


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Studio Recorder

Studio Recorder makes it possible to record, edit, and produce spoken word audio documents in an efficient manner. It also includes features that aid in the production of Digital Talking Books...


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ZoomText is a program that magnifies the computer screen for visually impaired users. This program also has the ability to speak to the user as he/she works...


Adaptive Software for Learning Disabilities


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Co:Writer 4000

Co:Writer 4000 is a type-and-speak writing assistant with intelligent word prediction, designed to help users write complete and correct sentences with very few keystrokes. It is usually used in combination with another application, such as a story-writing program or a word processor...
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Inspiration assists users in organizing their thoughts and ideas through graphic representation for outlining and studying purposes...


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Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a program that enables conversion of print to electronic text which can be read to the user. The program also offers a variety of study skills tools to make learning easy...


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TextHelp's Read&Write Gold

Read&Write Gold assistive software supports reading and writing with Text-to-speech of PDFs, webpages, Word docs, and any on screen text, enhanced spell checking tools and the ability to convert text into mp3s. Read & Write Gold is available (for PCs and Macs) on IUware to students, faculty, and staff free of charge.


Adaptive Software for Mobility Impairments


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Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a voice recognition program that makes it possible to write text and to control most application and workstation functions with your voice...