Adaptive Technology Center

Access to technology is critically important for people with disabilities to succeed in work, in school and in community activities. The Adaptive Technology Center (ATC) at the Indiana University Southeast Library strengthens our community with the powerful idea of access for all, and will allow everyone in the Southern Indiana community to access a world of information in one of the region's newest and most high-tech libraries.

The purpose of the ATC is to help people with disabilities of all ages throughout the community enhance their lives and increase their independence and productivity through the use of leading-edge technology.

The ATC is equipped with two top-of-the-line Dell computers with large monitors and user-friendly mice and keyboards. In addition, the new equipment is on tables that allow simple electronic adjustments for the user.

The Adaptive Technology Center is funded by the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.

Available Software and Training

A wide variety of software is available to the patrons of the ATC. If you need help using any of the software please contact the Disability Services department at (812)941-2243.

Kurzweil 1000

Makes printed or electronic text readily available and enhances the reading, writing and learning experience.

Kurzweil 3000 Pro Color

Provides for the creation and delivery of electronic documents. It uses one-button scanning, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), the editing of underlying text, and Zone Editing (ZE) for ease of use.

JAWS for Windows Pro

For those who are blind or visually impaired, JAWS works with a speech synthesizer to read the information on the computer screen and also outputs to refreshable Braille displays.

Co:Writer 4000

Meets a range of learning needs, for example the 'Flexible Spelling' tool can help learners who have phonetic difficulties with spelling.

Texthelp Read & Write Gold

Provides a range of tools to help access, compose and read written and on-screen material.

Dragon 8 Preferred

Allows you to talk to your computer and your words instantly and accurately appear in Microsoft® Word and Excel®, Corel®, WordPerfect®, and virtually all Windows®-based applications. Listen to incoming e-mail and documents read aloud; search the Web by speaking URLs enable you to insert blocks of texts or bitmaps, such as your name, title, and signature with a single voice command.

ZoomText 8.1

Enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.

Disability Services

It is the mission of the Office of Disability Services to coordinate support services for IU Southeast students with disabilities. For more information call (812) 941-2243 or visit the Disability Services website.