The production of accurate written communication along with the ability to gather information from various sources, printed and electronic, is critical to success in the college environment. Students with significant visual, orthopedic or learning disabilities frequently experience significant difficulty in the process of writing, reading and accessing the computer. Successive failures in these areas convince many disabled students that the sheer volume of time required to complete assignments precludes any type of involvement in the normal competitive academic life of the college. For the disabled student, the advantages of access to adapted computer technology can make the difference between success and failure.
The High Tech Center was established to facilitate computer access for the disabled students of Citrus College, with the goal of empowering disabled students to achieve academic success and to prepare themselves for educational and employment opportunities in the future.