Adaptive Technology Disability Programs and Resource Center

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Adaptive Software available to the SF State Community

The following adaptive software licenses are available from the DPRC to the on-campus SF State community. To view a list of locations where adaptive software is installed, please visit the adaptive technology locations page

 

Adaptive Software for Windows

Software Name Version Software Type Disability populations served License Type
JAWS 15 Screen Reader Visual impairments or blindness Concurrent Site License
ZoomText 10 Screen Magnifier and
Screen Reader
Visual impairments or blindness Concurrent Site License
Open Book 8 Scan and Read Visual impairments or blindness Limited Per Seat License
Duxbury Braille Translator 10.6 Braille Translation Visual impairments or blindness Limited Per Seat License
Kurzweil 3000 13 Text-to-Speech Learning Disabilities Web License
Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Voice Command Mobility Impairments Limited Per Seat License

 

Adaptive Software built in to Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with several built-in accessibility features that cater to different disability types. For more information, please visit Accessibility features of Windows 7.

 

Adaptive Software for Macs

There are no adaptive software packages provided by the DPRC for the Mac Operating Systems, other than Kurzweil 3000. Intel Macs are capable of running Windows using Boot Camp and this is acceptable for adaptive software, as long as assistance is provided to students in switching from OS X to Windows.

 

Software Name Version Software Type Disability populations served License Type
Kurzweil 3000 5 Text-to-Speech Learning Disabilities Web License

 

Adaptive Software built in to Mac OS X

To learn more about the built-in adaptive software available in Mac OS X, please visit Apple's Accessibility page.

 

Browsers supported by Adaptive Software

Internet Explorer (Windows only)

Internet Explorer is the preferred browser of choice for screen readers such as JAWS. In addition, Kurzweil 3000 provides a toolbar that can be used with Internet Explorer to read the web.

Firefox (Mac and Windows)

Kurzweil 3000 also provides a toolbar that can be used with Firefox to read the web. A number of web accessibility toolbars can be used with Firefox as well.

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