Assistive Technology Resources
The purpose of this website is to assist and educate current UW-Whitewater students, instructional/non-instructional staff, support staff/tutors and the greater campus community about the assistive technology available to students at UW-Whitewater.
Assistive technology is a broad term that is used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies (Copyright© 2002-2006 by University of Washington/AccessIT).
Training and Informational Videos
Using JAWS, get started today, working with Microsoft and IBM Lotus Symphony applications. JAWS® is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content. JAWS reads aloud what's on the PC screen and gives the user a unique set of intelligent tools for navigating and accesses Web pages and all screen content.
ZoomText Magnifier enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, making all of your applications easy to see and use. Our patented "XFont" technology displays crystal clear text at all magnification levels.
Kurzweil 3000 [V12]
Kurzweil 3000 version 12 is a, text to speech learning tool with integrated study tools that assist readers with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, those who require reading intervention, or struggling with reading comprehension and English Language Learners.
Help and Training Frequently Asked Questions:
How To Videos:
A smartpen is a high-tech writing tool that records spoken words and synchronizes them with notes users write on special paper. A student can thus record everything a teacher says and later replay any part of a lecture by tapping the pen's tip on words written throughout the class. The Echo and Pulse from Livescribe are among the most popular smartpens. Though it looks and writes like an ordinary pen, the Echo is actually a multimodal computer. It has an ARM‐9 processor, OLED display, micro‐USB connector, headphone jack, and microphone.
How Smartpens Help College Students
Download Livescribe Desktop with Livescribe Connect http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/support/echo/setup/
Firefly by Kurzweil Educational Systems ®
Firefly is the newest member of the Kurzweil Educational systems product line and was developed based on years of experience producing the award winning Kurzweil 3000. Please click HERE for more information.
Available Assistive Technology at UWW
Current list of assistive technology software and
hardware available at UW-Whitewater and the Center for Students with
Available Assistive Technology (2013) [PDF]
Available Assistive Technology (2013) [TXT]
Location of General Access Labs on-campus
All General Access Lab Hours on-campus
ResNET provides full, round-the-clock access to the
Internet and all UW-Whitewater networked computing resources, such as file
servers, mainframe computers, printers, and more. Please note that for most
students, file server access and printer access will be limited. Printers are
only available in public labs, and file server access is usually only granted on
demonstration of need within a specific academic department.
- ResNET homepage
- In-Hall Computer Labs
- ResNET Use Policy
Apps for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia
UWW Specific Instructional Handouts
- Using Your SmartPen
- How to Use Kurzweil 3000 [Mac]
- How to Use Kurzweil 3000 [PC]
- How to Access the Stori Server [PDF]
- How to Access HawkNotes
- Connecting to UW-Whitewater VPN [For off-campus Stori Server access]
- Creating Accessible Documents (PDF, TXT, PowerPoints)[PDF]
- Creating Accessible Documents (PDF, TXT, PowerPoints)[TXT]
- How to Create Accessible PDF's Wiki by UWW Learning Technology Center
Alternative Media Forms & Documents
- Agreement to Receive Alternative Media Services [PDF]
- Alt Media Text Conversion Request [PDF]
- Alternative Media Process & Procedures [PDF]
For more information regarding text conversion and the provision of printed materials in alternative formats: http://www.uww.edu/csd/students/services/media.html
UW-Whitewater ICIT Help Desk
Assistive Technology Student Worker
CSD Alterative Media