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Assistive Technology

The University Accessibility Lab (UAL), located in 1111 WSC, has many assistive technologies available to students with disabilities. The list below categorizes the technologies according to the disability type served by the technology. Click on the name of each technology to view more information. If you have any questions, contact the UAL by phone at (801) 422-2803 or by email at uaclab@byu.edu.

Amigo

  • Portable text magnifier
  • Adjustments can be made to increase magnification or change text color combinations
  • Serves visual disabilities

AudioNote (iPad App)

  • Functions simultaneously as a notepad and voice recorder
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

Brailliant Focus 40 Braille Display

  • Keyboard with compatibility to Windows and Mac
  • Enables navigation of computers by means of modified braille display and keyboard
  • Serves visual disabilities

DaVinci

  • High-performance desktop video magnifier
  • Features text-to-speech technology
  • 3-in-1 Camera
  • Serves visual disabilities

Dragon Naturally Speaking

  • Speech-to-text program
  • Voice recognition application recognizes different English dialects and other languages
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

Evernote (iPad App)

  • Notes can be text, webpages, photos, voice memos, etc.
  • Enables sorting of notes into folders, tagged, annotated, searched, and exported
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

iPad

  • Tablet with capabilities of desktop or laptop computer
  • Can download and store textbooks and supplemental reading materials
  • Enables use of apps that accommodate students
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

JAWS

  • Computer screen reader
  • Enables user to hear what is displayed on screen
  • Serves visual disabilities

Kurzweil 3000

  • Text-to-speech technology
  • Medium for reading and writing
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

MAGic

  • Software magnifies computer screen up to 36x default setting
  • Does not distort text or picture clarity
  • Serves visual disabilities

Natural Reader

  • Reading-based software
  • Enables students to highlight text on screen and listen to it read aloud
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

Pacmate

  • Note-taking device and personal computer
  • Features an 8-key keyboard that enables basic keyboard commands, access to links and internet sites, or creating word documents
  • Also functions as a screen reader and braille display
  • Serves visual disabilities

Smartpen

  • Ink pen capable of recording audio from lecture and hand-written notes simultaneously
  • Serves students with visual, learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as ADHD and chronic illness

Tiger Embosser

  • Used to translate printed text from books, study guides, charts, and graphs into braille
  • Creates raised-line copies of printed graphics
  • Serves visual disabilities

Transformer

  • Portable electronic magnifier
  • Magnifies whiteboards, textbooks, etc.
  • Serves visual disabilities

Trekker Breeze GPS

  • Handheld GPS that verbally announces street names, intersections, and landmarks
  • Provides step-by-step instructions from start to end
  • Serves visual disabilities

Victor Reader Stream

  • Audiobook player approximately the size of an MP3 music player
  • Books are pre-installed with DAISY format
  • Serves visual disabilities