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Adaptive-technology resources available on campus

Adaptive Technology resources are available in various venues throughout the campus computing environment.  Windows computers in the university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons have this accessibility software:

  • Magnifier — Screen-display utility for people who are visually impaired
  • On-Screen Keyboard — Virtual keyboard for people who are mobility-impaired
  • ZoomText — Screen magnifier for people who are visually impaired

Macs in the labs and InfoCommons have the adaptive technology that comes pre-installed by default.

A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Print Magnification System is near the Media Development Center, Hale 213.  This video-magnification system allows zooming in on print and other materials placed on the desktop platform, with images displayed on the monitor above.

Large-screen monitors (both Mac and PC) are in the MDC and also available in the K-State InfoCommons as portable “collaboration stations” for group use.

Large-format scanners are in the MDC for all K-Staters to use.

Dragon Naturally Speaking software (for converting speech to text) is available on a Dell laptop in iTAC’s Equipment Checkout service (Hale 214, 785-532-4918, itacrecp@k-state.edu).

For many more IT resources at K-State, see the Information Technology Services homepage. 

About Betsy Edwards

• Web/information specialist in Information Technology Services • Editor/writer, K-State IT communications • IT News blog moderator • ETDR specialist