Students' learning and access needs are supported with training on a variety of technology tools in the Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL).

Reading, Writing, & Learning Tools

Texthelp Read & Write

Texthelp Read & WriteScan/OCR, customizeable Text-to-Speech & reading options, convert-to-audio, study skills, spelling, and proofreading tools.

ClaroRead Plus

ClaroRead PlusA simple, easy-to-use and flexible software program that aids reading, writing, and study skills. Includes Scan/OCR features, customizeable features,Text-to-Speech, and proofreading tools

Capti Voice

Capti VoiceA personalized reading support tool that uses a number of innovative reading supports that use Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing, including adaptive vocabulary games, contextual translation, language detection, etc.

Balabolka

BalabolkaText-to-Speech & customize able reading, convert-to-audio features

Inspiration

InspirationVisual thinking supports learning and retention of information. Some common visual learning strategies include creating graphic organizers, diagramming, mind mapping, outlining and more.

Central Access Reader

Central Access Reader (CAR): A free, open source, text-to- speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities.  CAR reads Word Docs and pasted text using the voice installed on your computer.  CAR has an intuitive interface and many customizable features.


Mobility Impairments

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally SpeakingVoice-recognition software transcribes dictation through spoken voice commands

Ergonomic adaptations

  • Alternative Input devices: specialized computer mice, keyboards
  • Adjustable tables & chairs


Vision Impairments

Screen Readers

Central Access Reader

Central Access Reader (CAR): A free, open source, text-to- speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities.  CAR reads Word Docs and pasted text using the voice installed on your computer.  CAR has an intuitive interface and many customizable features.

Screen Magnifiers


Math Software

MathType

MathType: A powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents.

Microsoft Math add-in for MS Word

This free add-in makes it easy to create graphs, perform calculations, and solve for variables with equations created in Word.

MathTypeIt

MathTypeItInsert mathematical symbols into email messages and other target documents.

Central Access Reader

Central Access ReaderRead math and logic equations


Note-Taking Software

Explore various note-taking strategies and apps such as:

Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Sonocent Audio NotetakerCapture, annotate, and review customize able note-taking options

Livescribe Smartpens

Livescribe SmartpensCapture and replay searchable notes, pair with android or iOS app

Notability

NotabilityCombine handwriting, photos and typing in a single note. Use a wide range of note-taking and sketching tools to capture every detail. Add and annotate PDFs in Notability.

OneNote

OneNoteType, write or draw with the free form feel of pen to paper. Search and clip from the web to picture ideas. Access your notes anywhere, on any device or platform.

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CONTACT US

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Sri

Sridevi Lakshmanan
Full-time Faculty

DSS

LakshSri@deanza.edu

Shri: 408.864.5817   CAL: 408.864.5816

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Hours of Operation

Monday

9:00AM-5:00PM

Tuesday

9:00AM-6:30PM

Wednesday

9:00AM-6:30PM

Thursday

9:00AM-5:00PM

Friday

9:00AM-

3:00PM

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