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Accessible Lab


Topaz Video Magnifier -
17" CRT monitor
VideoEye! – Adjustable Video Magnifier
View Plus Max Embosser - Braille Machine
Sorenson VP-200 – Video Phone


Jaws 9.0 - A screen reader, a software program for visually impaired users. It provides the user with access to the information displayed on the screen via text-to-speech and allows for comprehensive keyboard interaction with the computer.

Kurzweil 3000 - A reading, study skill, and writing program that educators can use to meet the needs of struggling learners. After textbooks are scanned into program,  text is read to the user while they can follow along on screen.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.5 - A speech recognition software. Allows user to  dictate words transcribe to written text and has verbal command controls.  Program can be used in Microsoft Office programs as well as on the internet.

ZoomText 9.1 -  A powerful screen magnifier and screen reader that makes your computer easier to see, hear, and use. 

Inspiration 8 - A visual learning and thinking software tool helps develop brainstorming, thinking and organizing ideas.

Dolphin Easy Converter -  Converts a wide range of file formats, including printed handouts to downloaded PDF’s, Word Files, NIMAS content and html documents

Tiger Software Suite 4.0 - A program that coverts and formats text so it is compatible with Braille and graphics printing.