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Office of Academic Services Lab

The O.A.S. student computer/technology lab is outfitted with ten desktop computers which are configured with the same software as all student lab computers at PC. A variety of assistive and educational technology is available for all students.

The following assistive technology is currently available for all students in the O.A.S. lab:

  • Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking 10.0. Dragon Dictate is a flexible discrete recognition system that allows the user to create, edit, format, and move text by voice directly in virtually any Windows application. It provides the user with the ability to operate the PC totally hands-free with voice commands. This program is available on a laptop (#1) owned by the Office of Academic Services and can be checked out for individual use. Suggested Users: Disabled and non-disabled individuals (Note: This software is also available on a laptop in the Library. Please ask a staff member from the Circulation Desk for assistance).
  • JAWS 10.0. JAWS provides the user with access to the information displayed on the screen via text-to-speech. JAWS provides useful commands that make it easier to use programs, edit documents, and read web sites. Suggested Users: Visually impaired individuals.
  • GMAT/LSAT/GRE Prep Course Software. These tutorial software programs from StudentMarket.com provides tips, strategies, and sample test questions for the GMAT/LSAT/GRE exams.

Demo versions of the following programs are also available in the OAS lab:

  • Duxbury Brailler/Translator (Demo Version). Duxbury software processes text information (e.g., word processing files) and embosses (prints) it into Braille format. Suggested Users: Blind or visually impaired individuals.
  • EText Reader. Premier Programming Solution's EText Reader is Free Downloadable Software that reads aloud electronic text from the computer or from Electronic Textbooks. Suggested Users: Disabled and non-disabled individuals.
  • ZoomText 9.1. Ai Sqared's ZoomText is powerful screen magnification and screen reading software. Suggested Users: Low vision or visually impaired individuals. This software is available for a free 60-day trial version. (Note: The 9.0 Version of this software is also available on a laptop in the Library. Please ask a staff member from the Circulation Desk for assistance).

Full access to these programs may be made available to students upon request.

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