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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.

Blindness/Visual Impairments


Amigo
Brailliant Focus 40 Braille Display
DaVinci
Dragon Naturally Speaking
iPad
Kurzweil 3000
Smartpen
Tiger Embosser
Transformer
Trekker Breeze GPS

ADHD, Learning, Physical, Emotional, and Chronic Illness

Dragon Naturally Speaking
iPad
Kurzweil 3000
Smartpen

Amigo

  • Portable text magnifier
  • Adjustments can be made to increase magnification or change text color combinations
  • Serves visual disabilities
A student using the amigo portable text magnifier to read a textbook.

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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
Braille display tool.

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DaVinci

  • High-performance desktop video magnifier
  • Features text-to-speech technology
  • 3-in-1 Camera
  • Serves visual disabilities
DaVinci magnifier showing larger print on a computer monitor.

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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
Icon for Dragon Naturally Speaking.

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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
Two iPads sitting on a desk.

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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
Kurzweil logo with the words, "Kursweil. Believe you can."

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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
A smart pen on a white background.

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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
A Tiger Embosser on a white background.

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Transformer

  • Portable electronic magnifier
  • Magnifies whiteboards, textbooks, etc.
  • Serves visual disabilities
A transformer showing the magnified text from a magazine on a laptop screen.

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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
Trekker Breeze GPS on a white background.

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