Adaptive Technology is available campus wide. Please follow the links listed in the left column for more information on what we have available and locations. To request materials in alternate format, please contact the Office of Specialized Services.

Closed Circuit Television or Video Magnifiers

The Aladdin Rainbow MagniSight MSE-C14 Explorer, Magnilink GW Micro SensView Portable Magnifier and the New Vision Technology 19″ LCD CCTVs are designed for students with low vision who want to read and write class assignments independently. Just place your reading or writing material on the viewing table, and it is projected onto a video screen. Any text image can be magnified up to sixty (60x) times its original size and can be programmed to show the image either in black and white or color. The viewing table slides easily by hand from side to side, forward, and back. It is very easy unit to operate.

Adaptive Technology Labs

Location Building Room Number
Office of Specialized Services Pitkin Education Center Room L 115
Office of Testing Services Pitkin Education Center S 118 – AT Testing Lab
Learning Assistance Center Pitkin Education Center L 125
Sidney Silverman Library Pitkin Education Center Room adjacent to the Service Desk
Technology Education Center Tech Building TEC 202, TEC 204, TEC 205, TEC 206, TEC 214, TEC 220
Ender Hall Ender Hall E 112
Hackensack Campus Ciarco Learning Center Room 116 Computer Lab
Various Free Time Labs on Paramus Campus Various S 356, E 175, L 222, L 309, W 215, TEC 114, B 106
Other Locations All Campuses Assigned Upon Request

Adaptive Technology Applications

Text-to-Speech/Screen Reading Application: Jaws for Windows

JAWS for Windows is a screen-reader software program developed for blind and low vision impaired students. Jaws is compatible most standard personal computer sound cards and sound blasters. Thus offers blind and low vision impaired students easier access to information technology. JAWS works with Microsoft Windows operating systems. JAWS software is also compatible with Microsoft Word 10.0, Excel and other related application software. It can also browse the web, read or help you write e-mail messages, recalculate spreadsheets, and access information in a database. Therefore, if students need to write term papers or composition, JAWS can read back to students what they are writing. JAWS can also help students navigate the Internet for research projects.

Text-to-Speech/Screen Magnification/Reading Application: ZoomText

ZoomText is a screen – reading magnification software for students with low vision. ZoomText can enlarge any Windows compatible programs from two (2x) to sixteen (16x) times its original size. It has eight (8) different zoom windows for full partial screen enlargement and displays clear images. It is a very easy program to install, images are displayed in color and can be use to navigate the Internet. ZoomText is considered the most advanced screen magnifier on the market.

Text-to-Speech/ Scanning/Reading Application: Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000 for Windows

Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000 are sophisticated computer scan / reading software programs design for students with learning disabilities and visual impairments. The programs are capable of converting printed material from textbooks, magazines, and other word processing documents to high-quality synthesized speech format using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000 then read to students aloud and can be programmed to read at their pace. It is a user-friendly program, and easy to navigate. Kurzweil program is an advanced reading system which provides spoken dictionary definitions, synonyms, syllabification, and letter-by-letter spelling. It has the capability to help students build their reading vocabulary.

Assistive Technology Resource Links

  • Cartwheel Directory​ – New Jersey’s Online Directory for Assistive Technology Devices and Services​