Jefferson Community College provides accessible computer technology and adaptive equipment. We are happy to help you understand your specific technology needs, review campus equipment and assistive technology, and offer guidance as you make personal decisions about equipment. If you wish to access these accommodations, you must first document your disabilities with Student Success Services. You may purchase privately or through an alternative funding source.
The following assistive technology is available at Jefferson Community College:
- Computer Screen Magnifier Screen magnification enlarges a screen image from two to sixteen times its normal
- Digital Voice Recorders Record lecture material and then store it onto a USB device to assist with notetaking.
- Headphones Headphones may be used with tape recorders and computers. A valid SUNY ID is required
to sign out headphones in the open lab (6-204), the library and the LSC.
- Intel Reader The Intel® has a built-in camera. Point at something and the reader will process
it, convert the words to text and read the words out loud.
- Apple® iPad Several iPads are available for sign-out to be used as note taking devices. There
are also many applications to assist with specific disabilities.
- Amazon Kindle The Amazon Kindle provides textbooks in a digital format. Students are responsible
for the cost of the text. The Kindle can also be used for note taking services.
- Kurzweil Reader This software provides screen reading for e-text and scanned materials. Kurzweil
is available in the open lab (6-204), the library, and the Learning Skills Center
- Large Screen Internet Station There is a large screen station in both the open lab (6-204) and the library.
- Large Screen Microfiche This screen magnifier is available in the library.
- LiveScribe SmartPen This pen is a notetaking device that records what is being spoken as you write and
helps to organize your notes.
- Speech Recognition Speech recognition software, such as Dragon Naturally
- Speaking Software allows the user to speak into a microphone at a normal pace and to have
the computer convert what is said into text. Simple commands by voice, instead of
through a keyboard, are used to process and revise text in a document, move around
within the document, and control the computer. Spelling, pronunciation, and context-recognition
information are included. Programming a person's voice to use this type of software
takes at least one-half hour.
- Talking Calculator This calculator reads aloud any information typed into it.
- Tape Recorders Tape recorders are used for a wide variety of reasons, including recording classes
for note taking and playing back texts that are not available in large print or Braille.
- Trackballs A trackball performs the same function as a mouse but is used by people who have difficulty
using a standard mouse.
- Microsoft Windows Accessibility The Microsoft Windows operating system provides many options on the computer for
students with visual disabilities, such as reversing the screen colors (white text
on a black background) and enlarging items on the screen.
- Word Prediction Word prediction software allows the user to enter the first letter or two of a word and have the computer predict the intended word. The user may recognize the word, or the program can offer choices to the user. This application is great for students with learning or physical disabilities who struggle with typing letter by letter.
For more information about any of the items on this list or about support for special needs, please contact the Student Success Services.
Student Success Services
Deans Collaborative Learning Center
Building 15, first floor
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Summer: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)