Category Archives: Accessibility

Researchers, please read: Office of Science and Technology Policy presidential directive

By Mary Lou Marino The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued an email and memorandum last week in response to the more than 65,000 individuals and organizations that responded to or signed a petition to require free access over the Internet to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Amara, a free and easy way to caption video

Amara is a free and easy-to-use video captioning and translation service. Captioning video makes videos accessible for the hearing-impaired and improves the video’s search results.  In addition to captioning video, you can also translate it into other languages. Oftentimes, captioning and/or … Continue reading

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Dragon speech-to-text software now available for K-Staters with disabilities

iTAC is now offering Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a speech-to-text software, on one computer for use by K-State students and employees with disabilities. According to the Dragon software page, this speech-recognition tool “allows busy professionals to dictate documents, send email, search the … Continue reading

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AccessTech: Text-To-Speech bringing text to the ears

As I mentioned last month, one of the most basic needs for accessibility is readable text. For many students with disabilities, accessible text allows the computer to read documents out loud.  This is extremely helpful for students with learning disabilities, … Continue reading

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AccessTech: K-Access taking content to the next level of useability

You can compose a document for a class you are teaching on your phone, iPad, netbook, tablet PC, iPod, or on the desktop computer in your office.  You can even edit files online or on one of your devices.  But … Continue reading

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