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

Software

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (user speaks in phrases as results are displayed on the screen)

  • Inspiration (software for brainstorming and displaying concepts in a mind map format)

  • JAWS (screen reading software)

  • Kurzweil 3000 (scan and read software to assist persons with reading difficulties)

  • ZoomText (screen enlargement program)

  • As well as a variety of cognitive skills software used in the Improving Cognitive Skills class.

Alternative Keyboards/Input Devices

  • Large Print Keyboards

Devices for Students with Visual Disabilities

  • Tactile Graphics Toaster

  • CCTV

Miscellaneous

  • Adjustable Chairs and Tables

  • Big Keys Plus

  • Headphones

  • High-Speed Scanner

  • Network Laser Printers

Full Internet Access

Microsoft Office

Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00

Friday from 9:00-1:00

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Custino, Adapted Computer Technician/Alternate Media Specialist, 510-748-2115

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