Assistive Technology Descriptions


Natural Reader Text to Speech, easy to use software that can read any electronic text and there is a free download available for any computer. Attached is a document explaining how to use Natural Reader: How to Use NaturalReader [WORD, 15KB]


Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice-activated software that allows the user to dictate into almost any Windows-based application quickly and accurately.

Screen Readers

JAWS For Windows Information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications.

Windows Narrator Narrator is a screen reader that reads text on the screen aloud and describes events like error messages so you can use your PC without a display.


Windows Magnifier A built in maginifier for Dell computers.

CCTV  Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or Video Magnifier is used for someone with low vision. The book, magazine, worksheet, etc. to be looked at is placed under the camera, and then the material is magnified through the camera to be looked at on a screen.

Bierley Mouse Powerful hand-held video magnifier that connects to the computer for a 17X and 24X magnification and perfect for the reading of schoolwork, office documents, and more.