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1 Services to Students with Disabilities California State University, Sacramento AIRC (916)

2 What is the High Tech Center and what do we do? Assistive Technology Training Supported Lab Environment Alternative Media Production Presentations to Academic Classes and the Community

3 Facility Student Work Lab (AIRC 2011) - 12 work stations - Laptop station - Includes 4 private rooms with scanners and printers Training lab (AIRC 2010) - 6 work stations - Alternative Media Unit Support Testing Center Systems (LSN 2302)

4 High Tech Center Eligibility Currently enrolled with a disability Disability is verified and on file at Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office Referral from an SSWD counselor Meet with HTC staff for a needs assessment

5 Blind Screen Reading Software - JAWS Braille Translation Software - Duxbury, Braille 2000 Braille Embosser - Juliet Portable Daisy Player (Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic; RFB&D) Scan/Read - Kurzweil 1000/3000 Software Text to Speech Reading Device - Ovation

6 Low Vision CCTV Systems - Optelec Spectrum SVGA - Pico Screen Magnification/Read Software - ZoomText/Read Scan/Read Software - Kurzweil 1000/3000 Text to Speech Reading Device - Ovation Portable Daisy Players (RFB&D)

7 Mobility Impairments Voice recognition - Dragon Naturally Speaking Scan/Read - Kurzweil 1000/3000 MS Windows XP Accessibility Adjustable Workstations/Chairs Ergonomic Keyboards Arm/Wrist Supports Track balls

8 Learning Disability Outline/Mind mapping – Inspiration Text to Speech Software – TextAloud MP3 Text to Speech Reading Device – Ovation Scan/Read – Kurzweil 1000/3000 – Conversion to MP3 Voice Recognition – Dragon Naturally Speaking Portable Daisy Players (RFB&D) – Victor/VIBE Reader

9 Hearing Impairment Microsoft Accessibility Options  Generate visual warnings and display captions if available Assistive Listening Devices  Amplifies sound in the classroom  Referrals to captioning service

10 Alternative Media What is it? – It is making materials accessible to students according to their disabilities E-Text (Electronic text) Audio-readers (RFB&D) Tactile graphics Braille Large Print Why is it important? t ensures equal access to textbooks and course materials (I.e. syllabi, handouts, exams) for qualified students with print disabilities. State law (AB 422, 1999) requires it.

11 E-Text (Electronic Text) 1. Scan text or document and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) 2. Edit and save as word document and burn onto a CD. Document is now in E- Text format. 3. Students may now use any available reading tools on campus to read their E-Text. Steps to converting printed material

12 LS9 Computer Tutorial Class 1 unit, Credit/No credit Individualized instruction  Scan/Read  Speech to text  Screen readers  Mind mapping/Outlining

13 Staff Carol Houston Coordinator/Instructor Allison Ehresman Alternative Media Specialist Karen Lok Administrative Support Assistant (916)


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