Adapted Computer Learning Center
The Adapted Computer Learning Center offers:
- Instruction in Adapted Computer Technology for students with disabilities.
- Cognitive Skills Retraining for students with acquired brain injuries or learning disabilities.
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
- Left handed keyboard
- Microsoft EasyBall
- Natural keyboard
- Mini Trackball
- 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
- High Speed Scanner
- Franklin Speller
- Network Laser Printers
Full Internet Access
Microsoft Office 2010
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, 510-748-2313
Helene Maxwell, Assistive Technology Instructor, 510-748-2326