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Access Technology

Each campus has a wide variety of access technology (assistive technology) hardware and software. If you qualify, you can get training and assistance by appointment.

Pima's access technology resources include:

Voice recognition software

  • voice-to-text software for voice input
  • dictation to portable devices
  • transcription of recorded messages.

Scan and read literacy software

  • scans printed materials and reads aloud via synthesized speech.
  • reads aloud from the web.
  • reads in multiple languages.
  • customized background colors and masking of text
  • highlighting and sticky notes
  • thesaurus and dictionary lookups
  • homophone support
  • word prediction
  • save synthesized reading to audio (mp3, etc.).

Screen reader software

  • speech output of text on screen
  • audio description of web pages
  • reads in multiple languages.
  • works with MS Office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).

Screen magnification software

  • magnifies screen contents.
  • spoken menus
  • cursor options
  • color customization.

Visual learning tools

  • graphic organizers
  • diagramming
  • flow charting

Text-to-speech software

  • reads aloud from print text documents or web.
  • saves audio to mp3 files.
  • reads in multiple languages.

Other devices

  • CCTV (magnification devices)
  • FM equipment
  • Refreshable Braille output device.

Contact an ADR office if you have questions regarding the specific equipment and software available.