High Tech Center
The High Tech Center at Chabot College has the following adaptive software:
Kurzweil 3000 and 1000 : These programs assist students by letting them use a scanner to input textbooks or any other printed text into the computer,
which it will then convert into an accesisble format via OCR (Optical Character Recognition), and read back to them (Text to Speech). It also allow for the control
of the reading voice and speed, as well as visual elements like the color of the font and background.
Screen Readers: Software programs that “read the screen”
(TTS, or Text to Speech), making
most types of software and the Internet accessible.
Screen Magnifiers: The High Tech Lab has Zoomtext and Magic for magnification
of visual elements.
CCTVs: There are also CCTVs which can be
used both for magnifying textbooks and changing the color
scheme, to black and white, or high-contrast color combinations.
Some of the CCTVs are also used as computer monitors, and allow
for split-screen usage, for textbook magnification and computer
monitor use at the same time.
Dragon Naturally Speaking: A voice recognition program (Speech to Text) that makes
it possible for students who cannot use a keyboard to write papers without assistance.