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Assistive Technology Tips

Below is a list of different guides to give you tips and tricks with the latest assistive technology. As well as guides to making different types of documents accessible. Each document also has links to tutorial videos for some extra help with getting started.

Mini PC

The following guide demonstrates the steps needed for you to utilize your smart phone as a mini-computer. It includes various options for various phone types. This is important if you use your phone a lot because having a keyboard and screen is more ergonomic.

How to Use your Phone as a Minicomputer

Bluetooth Headphones

This guide can help with getting a Bluetooth headset connected to your device. Bluetooth headsets work for multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android. The guide includes step-by-step of how to connect to each one of these platforms.

How to Pair Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones to a Device

Livescribe Echo Smart Pen

The Livescribe echo smart pen is great for recording lectures while taking notes, and the guide shows how to use the many features of the smart pen.

Getting Started with the Livescribe™ Echo Smart Pen

How to Enable the Speech Recognition

Speech recognition is available to almost all major computing platforms such as Windows, Chrome, and Mac OS. This guide shows step-by-step of how to enable voice diction on each of these platforms.

A Guide of How to Enable the Speech Recognition on Windows, Mac, or Chrome Operating Systems

C-Pen Reader

The C-Pen reader can be a very powerful tool with many features. The main purpose of the C-pen is it can read printed text out-loud. In addition, the text can be imported into a computer program to be saved for later. The guide below demonstrates many of the C-pens features and how to get started with using the device.

Getting Started with the C-Pen Reader for Exams and Textbooks

Making Microsoft Word Docs Accessible

This guide gives tips and tricks on how to make Microsoft Word documents accessible. Please keep in mind that making Word documents accessible can help with those that may be using another software or assistive technology in conjunction with word. It is a way to ensure that your documents are 508 compliant (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires electronic accessibility for individuals with disabilities).

Tips and Tricks to Making a Word Document Accessible

Contact Student Access Services (SAS)

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