Adapted Computer Learning Center

The Adapted Computer Learning Center offers:

Purpose of the Center

  • To provide access to adaptive computer systems for persons with disabilities.
  • To work with students who have acquired brain injury or learning disabilities to improve their cognitive skills.
  • To assist students in the transition to college level academic and vocational classes.

Technology Available in the Adapted Computer Learning Center


  • Co:Writer (word prediction program)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (user speaks in phrases as results are displayed on the screen)
  • Duxbury (Braille translation software)
  • EaseReader (playback system software for reading RFB&D books)
  • Inspiration (software for brainstorming and displaying concepts in a mind map format)
  • JAWS (screen reading software)
  • Kurzweil 1000 (scan and read software for persons with visual impairments)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (scan and read software to assist persons with reading difficulties)
  • Magic (screen enlargement program)
  • Math Type (mathematical equation editor)
  • Scientific Notebook (equation editor used to translate Math and Science equations to Braille)
  • Write OutLoud (talking word processor)
  • ZoomText (screen enlargement program)
  • As well as a variety of cognitive skills software used in the Improving Cognitive Skills class.

Alternative Keyboards/Input Devices

  • Trackball
  • Joystick
  • Keyguard/keyboard
  • Left handed keyboard
  • Microsoft EasyBall
  • Natural keyboard
  • Mini Trackball
  • Remotepoint
  • Wireless keyboard

Devices for Students with Visual Disabilities

  • Braille Embosser
  • Tactile Graphics Toaster
  • Color CCTV
  • ALVA Refreshable Braille Display
  • Black & White CCTV


  • Adjustable Chairs and Tables
  • AlphaSmart Notetakers
  • Big Keys Plus
  • Headphones
  • Microphones
  • High Speed Scanner
  • Franklin Speller
  • Network Laser Printers

Full Internet Access

Microsoft Office 2010

Windows XP


The Center is open Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00 and Friday from 9:00-1:00.

For more information, please contact:

Phyllis Tappe, Cognitive Skills Specialist/Assistive Technology Instructor, 510-748-2313