Assistive Technology

What was once thought of as disability-specific software and technology has been recognized by many as simply tools to make life happen. Understanding that an eraser is important to a pencil will help you in your writing, doing math problems, and drawing. And, pencils are technically where assistive technology had its beginnings. Much has progressed, as were certain you are aware, and being connected through technology can connect you to learning.

Students receive training—upon request, individually, and in small groups—so abilities are put to test, and not disabilities. Our lab houses the latest in text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and software available throughout the colleges computer labs. We have the following available, and some on loan, with appropriate training, for your academic use:

  • Read and Write
  • Livescribe Smartpen
  • Digital Audio Recorders
  • Franklin Speller/Dictionary, and a few with phonetic word finding
  • FM systems

FIT's Instructional Computing Center is responsible for refreshing our lab's computers and software. Our lab has four Windows computers and four Macs. All stations are height adjustable. Ergonomically adjustable chairs are available.