Assistive Technology Computer Lab

The DRC Assistive Technology Computer Lab (AT Lab) is located in the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center, Suite 230. Please note that the AT Lab is open to DRC students and to be used for educational purposes only.  The AT Lab is open during normal DRC business hours, but availability may change depending on DRC requirements.  Students will find Windows- and Macintosh-based computers equipped with the following software and hardware:

Base Hardware Platforms

  • Dell Windows-based computers
  • Apple Macintosh-based computers
  • HP Laser Printer (DRC students are allowed to print 10 pages/day at no charge)
  • Epson Flat-Bed Scanner with Automatic Document Feeder
  • Canon DR-7550 Scanner: High-speed document scanner for large scanning jobs

Assistive Technology Software

  • Read & Write GOLD: Integrated software to assist you with reading, writing, researching, and studying
  • MAGic: Screen magnification software
  • Microsoft Office 2013: Office productivity software with integrated accessibility components
  • OptiKey: Screen-based virtual keyboard used in conjunction with Tobii EyeFX device
  • OpenBook: Converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology
  • JAWS: Screen reading software

Assistive Technology Hardware

  • VisioDesk: A CCTV video magnifier to enlarge printed material
  • PEARL Document Camera: Optical character recognition device used in conjunction with OpenBook
  • Tobii EyeFX: Eye-tracking device used in conjunction with OptiKey
  • Pictures in a Flash: Provides tactile representation of graphic material
  • MAGic Keyboard: Keyboards with enlarged characters

DRC Assistive Technology printed brochures are available in the DRC Office.  If you have any questions regarding the AT Lab, feel free to call the DRC and ask to speak with an AT Technician or simply drop by the DRC.