How Can Adaptive Technology Help Me at Citrus College?

Even if you can already access a computer or if you don't think that you need to use a computer or adaptive technology, it may still be worth a little of your time to talk to the DSPS Educational Advisor or the High Tech Center staff and learn about some of the technology available to you. The High Tech Center staff is experienced in teaching even the most inexperienced and computer phobic to use helpful technology.   

If you do find something that you believe would be helpful to you, you have three options for using adaptive technology at Citrus College.  

Technology Assistance

The High Tech Center staff can assists students in the following ways:

  • Discovering whether adaptive technology can be of assistance to you in working with the computer and academic information
  • Teaching effective use of adaptive technology
  • In cooperation with the Alternate Media Department providing educational materials in alternate formats
  • By working with the college faculty and staff to improve access to campus computer resources and information
  • Summary of free reading software and other software available on campus

For more information regarding adapted technology, including e-text, please contact:
Laks Floriano, Alternate Media Specialist  
(626) 857-4149

Types of available adaptive technology:

  • Screen Readers – Enable blind users to access the computer
    • JAWS
  • Low Vision Aides – Software/Hardware
    • ZoomText
    • CCTV
    • Handheld Magnifiers
  • Text to Speech – TTS
    • Kurzweil 3000/1000
    • ReadPlease
    • TextAloud
  • Speech Recognition
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Adapted Keyboards
    • IntelliKeys
    • Large Print
    • On Screen
  • Alternatives to the standard computer mouse
  • Braille and tactile graphics
  • And others