Learning Partners and Accessibility Services Assistive Technology

Louisburg College Learning Partners Labs are equipped with software and equipment to enhance our students' learning environment. The following software and equipment are available to Learning Partners students:

FREE OR LOW COST ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

READING RESOURCES

Kurzweil 3000/Firefly, text-to-speech software, assists students with reading by projecting text onto a computer screen and reading the text aloud. Students are able to manipulate the text size and speed at which it is read, to highlight specific portions of the text and save those changes, and to utilize dictionary and thesaurus capabilities while reading. Students with dyslexia and other difficulties related to language-based learning disabilities are especially encouraged to utilize this software.

WRITING RESOURCES

Dragon Naturally Speaking, speech-to-text software, allows the user to speak to the computer rather than manipulating the keyboard to achieve typed text. The writer may orally or manually edit the text. This program increases the writing efficiency of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other symptomology of language-based learning disabilities. It also offers word processing capabilities to students with motor impairments.

OTHER RESOURCES

Digital Recorders are available for check out.

Students who have a print disability are also encouraged to consider subscribing to individual memberships for either Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) audio book lending program or Bookshare University Partnership. Students may make an appointment with the Director for certification and training in using the RFB&D audio book service, as well as digital texts through Bookshare.