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Oklahoma State University

Assistive Technology Introduction

Software Suggestions

Read&Write

Purpose: Text-to-voice software (Word documents, PDF, web, emails) also beneficial for reviewing written work. Includes word prediction, spell and grammar check, and highlighting functions.

Location: Download to personal computer through OSU IT Software Distribution Center. University Assessment & Testing, Edmon Low Library. Additional locations across campus coming.

Training: Contact SAS office to schedule training.

FUSION

Purpose: Combines JAWS and ZoomText software.

JAWS: screen reading - reads electronic version of text
ZoomText: screen magnification & visual enhancement

Location: University Assessment & Testing, Edmon Low Library. Additional locations across campus coming.

Training: Contact SAS office to schedule training.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Purpose: Voice-to-text and text-to-voice. Users create and save a voice profile that can then be used wherever Dragon is downloaded.

Location: University Assessment & Testing, Edmon Low Library. Additional locations across campus coming.

Training: Contact SAS office to schedule training.

OneNote

Purpose: Microsoft app and part of the suite used to organize and store notes, insert audio into notes, time stamp, share notes. Compatible with Mac and Windows.

Location: Free download from the Microsoft website.

Training: Contact SAS office to schedule training.

FM System

Purpose: Personal amplification system including microphone and receiver. Easily portable.

Location: Equipment may be checked out on a semester basis from the SAS office.

Training: Contact SAS office to schedule training.

Bookshare

Purpose: Provides electronic version books, including textbooks.

Location: Individual membership. A “Proof of Disability” form is required to obtain membership. Forms are available at the SAS office and must be verified by SAS staff.

Training: N/A

C-Pen/Exam Pen

Purpose: Reads printed text aloud.

Location: University Assessment & Testing.

Training: Contact SAS office to schedule training.

AT Funding Resources

Check these two additional resources if purchasing your own assistive technology for employment or independent living.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Loan Program

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services