To borrow equipment

Students registered with Accessibility Services have the option to borrow Assistive Technology.

  • After an accommodation review with the Learning Specialist, a student will be able to borrow the appropriate Assistive Technology.
  • Students will complete an Equipment Loan form; they receive from the Accessibility Office.
  • The equipment loan is valid for 1 semester at a time.
  • Students may renew the loan each semester.


Assistive Technology with Descriptions

See our Assistive Technologies Equipment Chart for descriptions


Kurzweil 3000 + Firefly

Kurzweil 3000 is a text to speech learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes curricula accessible to all students.

Firefly is the accommodating app.


Dragon Natural Speaking

Dragon turns talk into text, transcribing up to 160 words a minute. Just speak and the words appear on the computer screen, instantly.



Jaws is a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows users to read the screen either with a text-to-speech output or by a Refreshable Braille display.



ZoomText is a screen magnifier and reader. The program combines large print and screen reading using keyboard commands.


MicroSoft Reader

Open and read PDF, XPS, and TIFF files. Reader makes it easy to view documents, search for words or phrases, take notes, fill in forms, and print or share files.

(Free App)


Access Text

PDF books burned onto data discs that can be read aloud to the student using Screen Readers


Smart Pen

Writing tool that records spoken words and synchronizes them with notes users write on special paper. A student can thus record everything a teacher says and later replay any part of a lecture by tapping the pen’s tip on words written throughout the class.


Listen Systems

Assistive Listening devices (ALDs) help people listen in difficult environments. The transmitter transmits sound to the receiver, which a person wears with headphones or ear buds to listen to the sound being broadcast.



The iPad (and other Apple devices) comes with accessibility features – built-in modifications that make it easier for users with visual, auditory or other physical disabilities to use iPad. This includes VoiceOver, Zoom, White on Black, Mono Audio, and Speak Auto-Text.


Digital Voice Recorder

A small hand-held device used to record voice memos to a memory chip and replay them when needed.


Electronic Stethoscope

Provides amplified sound


Free Assistive Technology Apps

  • Googleplay
  • Study Blue
  • ezPDF Reader
  • PhotoMath
  • MyScript Calculator
  • MyScript MathPad
  • iStudiez Lite
  • To-Do Daily Planner
  • Evernote


Equipment Loan Form

Complete this form a minimum of 2 weeks in advance to the start of the semester and 3 business days in advance of any changes to your normal schedule.

Student Equipment Form