What is Assistive Technology?
The Assistive Technology program at Carleton College brings together academic and technological resources to complement student classroom and computing needs, particularly in support of students with physical or learning disabilities. Based out of Carleton's Information Technology Services (ITS), Assistive Technology coordinates with Disability Services for Students and the Academic Support Center to provide students with help and information about accessible computing options available on campus. Accessibility features, including text-to-speech and speech-to-text software, are offered on both Windows 7 and Mac OS machines at Carleton. While the program is designed primarily to work with people facing disabilities, there are several features that all students and faculty may find useful.
Who are Carleton's Assistive Technologists (AzTechs)?
AzTechs are ITS student staff specially trained to support students with disabilities on campus. They are responsible for documentation and organization of all Carleton’s accessibility features and are equipped to direct students to the best programs to suit their personal and academic needs. They are available for one-on-one, private consultations about computing features and accessibility software.
Questions, comments, concerns? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current AzTechs are:
Karen McCleary '14
Ben Huang '15
Nayely Martinez '16
- The primary text-to-speech software in use at Carleton.
- An online text-to-speech tool provided by Kurzweil.
- The primary speech-to-text software in use at Carleton.
- Information about Carleton's Smartpen lending program.
- Provides a summary of useful accessibility apps for the iPad.
- FAQs concerning Assistive Technology software. For FAQs regarding particular programs, see the links above.