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Adaptive & Assistive Technology

Adaptive & Assistive Technology




Document Camera ERC Use to enlarge a document. Portable. Multiple resolutions, including HD. Easy to set up, intuitive controls.
Flatbed Scanner ERC, O'Neill Library Level 3, Social Work Library, TML Computer Lab  

JAWS (Job Access With Speech)

O'Neill Library Level 3 Vision workstation and O'Neill circulation desk laptop.

A screen reader developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output. The vision resources laptop can be checked out for four hours.

KIC Scanner ERC, O'Neill Library Level 3, Social Work Library This scanner is set to an accessible height, based on ADA Compliance guidelines. It also can create machine-readable PDF's as you scan.

Kindle App

ERC iPads, O'Neill Library Level 3, Social Work Library

An app for reading Kindle ebooks that allows users to implement text to speech on the book.

VoiceDream App

ERC iPads for Loan

A voice-based mobile app designed for people with dyslexia, visually impaired, and other learning styles who prefer to listen.


ERC iMacs, O'Neill Library MacBooks for Loan

Apple's integrated text to speech program designed to read content on a computer screen.


Available as a software download or browser extension from BC ITS

A customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications. Includes Text-to-Speech, Highlighting, Dictionary, Vocabulary Tool, and Study Skills tools to capture highlights.  See our guide to Read&Write.

OrbitNote Available as a web app through BC ITS. A web app that allows you to convert images and image-only PDF's into machine-readable text, allowing you to use Read&Write (or any screen reader), annotation & highlighting tools, search, and copy/paste. Also provides annotation and other collaboration & learning tools. Learn more on our guide to Making Accessible Documents.