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Assistive technology is used to describe devices and services that lessen or remove barriers faced by persons with disabilities. Many types of assistive technology are available on computers to assist in reading information, keyboarding, etc.
Each semester students should:
work with DSS to identify specific
based on current academic courses and update a
DSS verification document
- contact professors to finalize arrangements for those accommodations
Read&Write is an easy-to-use, intuitive toolbar add-on for PCs and Macs that supports students with reading, writing, studying, and research. Read&Write seamlessly integrates with Microsoft applications, PDFs, e-mail, the Internet, and other software.
Read&Write is available at no cost to all UND students, faculty, and staff. Learn More >
JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is a popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.
Contact Disability Services to find out if you are eligible to receive a copy of JAWS.
ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.
Contact Disability Services to find out if you are eligible to receive a copy of ZoomText.
Procedures and policies for adaptive testing can be found on the Disability Services accommodations page.
Please visit the Disability Services accommodations page for the policy and procedure for sign language interpreting.
Assistive Technology is installed on several computers on campus. For details, visit the Computer Labs page.
Closed Captioning for YouTube Videos
This YouTube tutorial demonstrates how to add subtitles and closed captioning to YouTube videos: YouTube Tutorial.