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Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Assistive TechnologyAssistive technologies are computer-based adaptations which enable persons with disabilities to fully utilize computer applications and access electronic information. De Anza is committed to full and equal access to the educational electronic environment, including instruction, web and information resources and laboratories.
In order to accomplish this, the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Division has established a training and instruction lab, the Computer Access Lab, an alternate media production program and on-going consultation with the campus community to ensure technology access across all campus programs.
Computer Access Lab (CAL)Courses include:
Alternate Media ProductionAn Alternate Media Specialist works with students and college staff to ensure that alternate media are made available to eligible students. See the section on Alternate Media for more information.
Assistive Technology Support in On-Campus LocationsDisability Support Programs and Services Division staff members consult across campus to improve computer accessibility.
De Anza supports a standard set of assistive technology, which includes Zoomtext, JAWS,
DragonNaturally Speaking, and Kurzweil 3000. Wherever possible, these are accessed directly through the network.
For specific information and assistance with assistive technology in campus labs, contact the CAL staff. They may also support you by providing technology in other campus locations where computers are used. Some software can be provided to many different locations over the network. In other cases, some programs and hardware need to be installed locally on one computer.
The assistive technology available at De Anza is the current industry standard and is intended to meet most needs. If you believe your adapted computer needs are not being met, contact your DSS counselor/EDC advisor to discuss the situation.