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K-State Today

October 29, 2012



Adaptive technology resources available on campus

By Betsy Edwards

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 preinstalled by default.

A Closed Circuit Television, or CCTV, Print Magnification System is near the Media Development Center in 213 Hale Library. 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 Media Development Center and also available in the K-State InfoCommons as portable collaboration stations for group use.

Large-format scanners are in the Media Development Center for all K-Staters to use.

Dragon Naturally Speaking software for converting speech to text is available on a Dell laptop in the Information Technology Assistance Center's equipment checkout service in 214 Hale Library, 785-532-4918, itacrecp@k-state.edu.

For more IT resources at K-State, see the information technology services homepage.